The commissioning process requires skilled, experienced personnel in order to meet the desired commissioning targets in a timely, safe and cost effective manner. Additional hazards exist during commissioning that are not present during steady-state operation of a processing plant. We ensure that these risks are identified and properly managed by meeting the client’s safe work policies and procedures and by the use of proven commissioning plans and checklists. The process can cover anything from the installation of new equipment, minor circuit upgrades or a complete Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) commissioning project.
To ensure the desired client outcomes are met, care must be taken in all stages including:
- Definition of commissioning targets;
- Identification of performance criteria;
- Installation and setup including developing pre-start checks and punch lists for rectification;
- Selection of operating conditions and online adjustment to achieve optimal installation performance;
- Planning of performance acceptance tests and sampling campaigns for performance verification; and
- Execution of performance acceptance tests and analysis of results.
QPS Consulting Services
QPS engineers are experienced in coal wash plant operation, design and commissioning, and as such are ideally placed to provide independent coordination assistance and manpower for any commissioning project. Our specific expertise and experience in the areas of ‘dry’ commissioning, ‘wet’ commissioning and ‘hot’ commissioning guarantees our clients a reliable operating outcome.
QPS can provide personnel for all stages of commissioning and for verification of results. We will inspect and test plant components to ensure the plant meets the project design requirements. Drawing on our database of lessons-learned and best practices, we are well-positioned to assist our clients in achieving a safe, on time, and cost-effective plant start-up that minimise the time from completion of construction to operation at full design feed rate and performance.
Recent commissioning experience includes: