The SureStart® Implementation Process
Though on-time completion is the goal of every startup project, it’s rarely the reality. And more often than not, improper commissioning practices are the culprit. Miscommunications cause wasted effort and rework. Poorly coordinated efforts result in unobtainable startup deadlines. And a lack of thorough commissioning can lead to post-startup equipment failure and a potential increase in off-spec production.
Attempting to execute startup and commissioning without an established process is the fastest way to miss your deadline, overrun your budget and reduce post-startup reliability. Fortunately, there’s SureStart.
The proven SureStart process is designed to maximize the reliability of your operations while meeting or improving your intended startup completion date. And with our eStart℠ app, you’ll receive real-time progress updates so you’ll always know exactly how close we are to completion. We work in parallel with construction efforts, and our four-step process allows us to identify and eliminate issues prior to full dynamic testing. This pre-inspection, pre-check, pre-test method eliminates interruptions in the live process simulation so that the full dynamic test is as close as possible to normal operation. A thorough, uninterrupted final test greatly enhances the overall safety of the new process.
The SureStart implementation process:
Monitor construction progress for mechanical completion and installation issues
Monitor construction progress for electrical completion and wiring issues
Demonstrate and confirm the functionality of all instruments, motors, valves and other control devices
Final dynamic testing
Transfer ownership to operations and engineering for loop tuning, interlock testing and complete functional testing