December 2006

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

Eliminating the risks to starting up your plant right the first time

The ability to bring a new facility online sooner and minimize trips or faults that reduce production volume yields significant financial benefits

Leitch, J., Fluor

Contracts these days go way past the typical project end point and require contractors to commission the systems, start up the plant, ramp up production and bring the plant to full design capacity. They require contractors to deliver an operating plant to the level of full production – demonstrating its process capability and reliability, certifying its capacity and validating that the plant is capable of delivering product to market. Such a process may include a 7-day production acceptance test and a 90-day reliability test before handover, plus a 1-yr warranty period thereafter. So why are owners expecting more from their engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors? Inc

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