Project Synopsis

Develop draft operating procedures (startup and shutdown) for a new modular Crude Distillation Unit.

Project Summary

The client, a modular design, fabrication, and construction company based in Canada, contracted Process Engineering International (PROCESS) to prepare draft startup and shutdown procedures for a new Crude Topping Unit to be installed in Canada.

More specifically, PROCESS reviewed the following information that was provided by the client:

  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Process Description
  • Control Narratives
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Safeguarding Narratives
  • Alarm and Trip Settings
  • Safety Reports.

From this information and its knowledge of, and experience with process operations, PROCESS prepared and submitted to the client the draft startup procedures and controlled shutdown procedures.

Industry Type

Petroleum Refining

Utilized Skills

  • SOP development