Commissioning & Start-Up with  API RP 1FSC Foundation

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Commissioning & Start-Up with
API RP 1FSC Foundation

Identifying & Assessing the Appropriate Process Plant Commissioning Methodology

Scheduled Dates

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1FSC Foundation Training course will show you how to be successful in the defining phase of a project.

Did you know that from the perspective of an investor, it is the Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) phase that defines the project as a success or failure?

When a project has been fully commissioned and started-up, it is likely the project will also be a financial success, with investors receiving their expected returns.

When a project has not been fully commissioned and started-up, it is highly unlikely the project could ever be a financial success. From an investor’s perspective, the project is a disaster.

Why don’t more people with many years of project experience already know this?

It could be because the training and education to build essential skills and knowledge has not been there, and for many Operators and Contractors, still doesn’t exist … until now.

This PetroKnowledge training course answers crucially important questions and will highlight:    

  • What is Commissioning?
  • What is Systems Completion?
  • When and how should Construction transition from Areas to Systems?
  • How should I perform as a Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) team member or stakeholder?
  • What does project Success or project Failure look like?
  • What are the Critical Success Factors for Commissioning & Start-Up?

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, you will learn how to:

  • Achieve successful Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) on any project
  • Justify a budget for Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU)
  • Apply the Systemization process and formulate the Start-Up sequence of priority Systems
  • Perform Gap Analysis and know how to use the results
  • Plan and execute specialist off-site Pre-Commissioning
  • Persuade major stakeholders like Construction, successful in the Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) process

The overall learning objective is for this PetroKnowledge course followers to become knowledgeable in Systems Completion and familiar with vital strategies for successful Commissioning and Start-Up of projects, on time and safely, embedded within the guidelines of API Recommended Practice, 1FSC 1st Edition.

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Commissioning Managers
  • Commissioning Engineers
  • Commissioning Superintendents
  • Commissioning Supervisors
  • CSU Leads
  • Process Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • QA/QC Engineers
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • Safety Engineers
  • Field Operators
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Safety Officers

This training course is also highly recommended to all involved in Systems Completion, pre-commissioning, Commissioning, startup, and hand-over process of new plants.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

Training is conducted in a classroom setting to enhance learning outcomes for the delegates. With a focus on experiential and problem-based training applying interactive methods, delegates are encouraged to reflect and feedback for the purpose of continuous learning and improvement.

Organisational Impact

Commissioning & Start-Up is not well understood, other than by those that are practitioners, however the successful outcome of your project is entirely dependent on it being performed well.   The training provided in this PetroKnowledge course is unique and will equip your employees with the essential skills they will need to actively participate in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) or knowledgeably support the process as a stakeholder.

Value Proposition to Employers

This PetroKnowledge training course will cost a negligible amount in real terms, while creating the very real possibility of saving huge sums for your company, from now to the end of the project, and on successive projects.

At the same time, and at the very least, key stakeholders and project team members will learn absolutely essential skills in formal training for the first time, so as a minimum, peoples’ communication and effectiveness will be massively enhanced, producing a significant dollar saving for efficiency.  Then there is the added bonus that I invite those attending to discuss real events and situations in constructive dialogue that always leads to problem solving or resolving important issues.   These are huge, real benefits that all other companies sending their employees to this course have experienced, and you should expect the same.

Personal Impact

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, you will learn how to:

  • Achieve successful Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) on any project by applying the critical success factors
  • Justify a budget for Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU)
  • Apply the Systemization process and formulate the Start-Up sequence of priority Systems
  • Perform Gap Analysis and know how to apply the results
  • Persuade major stakeholders like Construction, to be successful in the Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) process

Daily Agenda

Day One: Course Overview and Phase 1 – Preparation

  • Influence Curves and Planning
  • Safety & Environmental Considerations
  • Setting a Budget for CSU
  • Gap Analysis

Day Two: Phase 1 – Preparation (Continued)

  • Class Discussion Case Study: Macondo / Deepwater Horizon
  • The Commissioning Manager & Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) Team
  • Risk Assessments
  • Systemization, Completions Pyramid, Start-Up Sequence, Turnover Process

Day Three: Phase 1 – Preparation (Continued)

  • Introduction to Systemization, battery limits on P&IDs, getting stakeholder agreement
  • Introduction to System Priority Sequence for Initial Start-Up, getting stakeholder agreement
  • Dynamic Commissioning Procedures

Day Four: Phase 2 – Implementation

  • Progress Tracking & Reporting
  • Factory Acceptance Testing and Preservations
  • Tags, Check sheets, Certificates and Punch Listing
  • Specialist Subcontractors, for cleaning, drying, leak testing and oil flushing
  • Completions Pyramid and Turnover Process

Day Five: Phase 3 – Close out

  • Pre-Start-Up Safety Review (PSSR) and Management of Change
  • Handover to Operations
  • Lessons Learned
  • Planning for First Shutdown
  • Critical Success Factors in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU)


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 56 222 7795 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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