August 2022

Plant Design, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning

Soft startup of best practices for the commissioning of amine plants

The startup and commissioning of hydrocarbon plants can present unique challenges that, if not anticipated and addressed in the pre-commissioning and commissioning periods, will inhibit plant startup and increase the difficulty of achieving product specifications in a timely manner.

The startup and commissioning of hydrocarbon plants can present unique challenges that, if not anticipated and addressed in the pre-commissioning and commissioning periods, will inhibit plant startup and increase the difficulty of achieving product specifications in a timely manner. This article provides details on potential multiple challenges during commissioning, as well as a method to avoid these challenges by applying a soft startup concept on a massive scale. The acceptance criteria and successful results of the soft startup concept are detailed here. Plant A sought to avoid or reduce the common commissioning challenges of a new amine system (e.g., gas treatment facility), includi

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