Safe Start-ups and Shutdowns for Process Units

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 2*

Price £149 + VAT


Failure to recognise and eliminate the hazards associated with start-ups and shutdowns of refinery units has resulted in serious injury, death and costly property damage. This online course presents many of the tried and proven operating practices typical of the industry today.

Course outline

Module 1: The shutdown procedure

The consecutive phases of the shutdown procedure:

  • cooling and depressuring
  • pumping out
  • removal of residual hydrocarbons
  • removal of corrosive or poisonous materials
  • disposal of water
  • blinding and opening
  • removal of pyrophoric iron sulphide
  • inspection for entering.

Module 2: The start-up procedure

The consecutive phases of the start-up procedure:

  • preliminary preparations
  • preparation of auxiliary equipment and services
  • elimination of air
  • tightness testing
  • backing in fuel gas
  • elimination of water
  • bringing the unit onstream.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • how to recognise and eliminate the hazards associated with shutdowns and start-ups
  • how to prepare the unit for a shutdown and start-up
  • what are the phases for the shutdown process
  • what are the phases for the start-up process
  • what is the importance of procedures.

Who will benefit

Process engineers, operators, supervisors and anyone who is involved with the shutdown and start-up process of a process unit.

What's included in the series

  • Two 60-minute sessions
  • Two digital recordings for your personal use
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes.

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £819 + VAT. Find out more>>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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