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Together with Thomas Stuenkel we discuss commissioning related topics and we connect the international commissioning community.

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Interview with Alex Howard - Technical Director Engineurs Alex Howard is a chemical engineer and a fellow of The Institute of Chemical Engineers. In his career, Alex has been a site commissioning manager for multibillion-dollar projects as well as a regional commissioning and start-up manager for a 42-billion-dollar industrial gasses company. Alex is now the technical director of ‘Engineurs’, who specialize in supporting their clients from cradle to grave on new and existing assets. In this commissioning podcast episode Alex speaks about these topics: What is the difference between operations compared to commissioning? What is the system of 'soft landings'? What is the ROSS concept? How can these concepts help plant operators and plant owners to have a successful commissioning, start-up and operation of their plants? Alex Howard's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-howard-ficheme-85307135/ More about the company Engineurs: http://www.engineurs.com Find out more about the completions management system PULSE here: https://www.pulse-cms.com Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: You can enroll into the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free  

May 2019

20 min

Interview with Richard Freeman - Commercial Director Engineurs Richard Freeman is a Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. His career spans a total of 30 years in industry of which 5 years in design, 13 years in operations and 12 years in commissioning management. Richard is now Commercial Director of a start-up company named Engineurs providing engineering services that include flawless startup and operational excellence. It is unfortunate to say but there are far too many lessons that we can learn from past incidents. There are many valuable publications available such as those from the engineering institutes especially the IChemE. As we discussed in our last podcast, commissioning needs to be step by step and rigorous. Completion management systems instill the correct culture in the team when set up by those who are mature in the field. The more rigorous you are in following the steps the less likely the catastrophic event but do not become complacent. Engineurs have a wealth of experience in this field and we use our Completions Management System named Pulse to ensure all the checks have been completed and those categorized as critical approved by subject matter experts before the introduction of process safety risk. Know the inherent risks of the process that you are involved with, keep up your guard, be prepared for the unexpected and above all keep your finger on the Pulse! Richard Freeman's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-freeman-4650b14b/ More about the company Engineurs: http://www.engineurs.com Find out more about the completions management system PULSE here: https://www.pulse-cms.com Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: You can enroll into the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free  

May 2019

9 min

Alan Mills is a subject matter expert in Systems Completion, operating as an auditor, advisor and trainer. Thomas Stuenkel is a subject matter expert in Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning & Start-Up. In this podcast episode Alan & Thomas announce the collaboration in regards to Alan's "MasterClass Online Training" in Completions. Find out more in this podcast episode what this completions training is about, what are the benefits for you and how to enroll in this online training. Registration for MasterClass Online Training in Completions: http://falconglobal.net/services/training/registration-for-online-training/ Alan Mills on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-mills-752b9b173/ Contact Alan Mills: http://falconglobal.net/contact-us/email-us/ Enjoy the podcast episode! Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: Join Thomas' FREE Online Commissioning Training here: https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free  

Apr 2019

14 min

Richard Freeman is a Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. His career spans a total of 30 years in industry of which 5 years in design, 13 years in operations and 12 years in commissioning management. Richard is now Commercial Director of a start-up company named Engineurs providing engineering services that include flawless startup and operational excellence. More about the company Engineurs: http://www.engineurs.com Find out more about the completions management system PULSE here: https://www.pulse-cms.com Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: You can enroll into the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free  

Mar 2019

16 min

Tom Hind was introduced to electrical work right out of highschool by a friend’s father. He saw it as a rewarding way to make good money while learning a trade & traveling. Tom worked hard & moved up through the field by studying & learning everything possible and taking advantage of opportunities to work closely with engineers and consultants. At 25 years old he moved 1,000 miles away to Texas following rumors of a booming oil industry which ultimately led into commissioning oil pipelines and facilities. Tom Hind is a Licensed Master Electrician, a Licensed Commercial Electrical Inspector by The International Code Council and a Certified Petroleum/Gas Pipeline Inspector by American Petroleum Institute. Check out here how THI Energy Consultants, LLC can help you in your projects: http://www.thi-ec.com Until the next podcast episode! Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: You can enroll into the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free  

Mar 2019

11 min

Thomas Jarlov from Denmark started his technical career as an industry electrician with focus on BMS installations. This included renovation of all Herlev Hospitals ventilation plants, the large combustion Lynetten and other construction sites. Thomas liked the inter-connectivity of all the building installations, and started on a further education as an Energy Technologist on Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. Thomas completed his education as an Energy Technologist and was awarded with "TEKNIQ's Energiteknologpris" for the highest grade point for all students. During his education as Energy Technologist, Thomas learned about The Commissioning Process that caught his interest immediately; and he has ever since worked with it. His starting career was as a Commissioning consultant in Grontmij (Consulting Engineering firm, now named SWECO), Thomas was part of the department Facilities Management and Operation, where he helped to build the Commissioning team, organize the working tools and workflows. Thomas was working on multiple Commissioning projects, where he were part of the Commissioning Teams and the leading the process as a Commissioning Authority. In 2015 Thomas started in Copenhagen Airports as their only and first Commissioning Manager with the main goal to develop and implement the Commissioning Process. Since then Thomas has become the Strategic Commissioning Manager, and a small in-house Commissioning Team has been established. Thomas is the lead, CxA, on the Commissioning projects. In Thomas spare time he develops computer software. Here to mention CxWiki.dk the Danish Wikipedia for Commissioning and Cx Manager a free online software to manage Commissioning projects in. Cx Manager (Commissioning Management Software): https://cxmanager.live (English) https://cxmanager.dk (Danish) Thomas Jarlov: https://ttj.dk Until the next podcast episode! Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: You can enroll into the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free  

Mar 2019

20 min

Alan Mills specializes in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) and is a subject matter expert in Systems Completion, operating as an auditor, advisor and trainer. Alan created Falcon Global Ltd in the UK as a start-up 2000, then spearheaded the market launch of 2 successful software products; first PathMaker in 2005, followed by Zenator in 2010. He then went on to develop business on 5 continents, producing worldwide sales revenues of $40 million with blue-chip customers that include: Chevron, ExxonMobil, Anadarko, Petrofac, PDO and others. His 35 year career in the oil & gas industry, much of it spent working internationally in US, Europe and SE Asia, has been mainly focused on CSU. Alan is passionate about increasing process safety and helping companies to be successful in the way their projects are completed. His influence was proven with outstanding achievements on major capital projects in Algeria, Angola, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Nigeria. Find out more about Alan Mills here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-mills-752b9b173/ Falcon Global: http://falconglobal.net Zenator (CCMS - Commissioning Completions Management System): http://falconglobal.net/products/zenator/ Books by Alan Mills: http://falconglobal.net/category/books/ Enjoy the podcast episode! Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel  

Mar 2019

36 min

David Nisbett has over 40 years experience in Production, Oil and Gas, Well Services, Shutdowns, Hand-overs, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning and Start-Up. David worked at all levels from Operator to Superintendent both on Offshore and Onshore plants and from Engineer to Manager on Commissioning and Start-Up. David is still available for commissioning consultancy and commissioning training. You can contact David Nisbett as follows: Mobile: +44 7455 556 333 Email: davidnisbett@hotmail.com or davidnisbett@yahoo.co.uk Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel

Feb 2019

11 min

How to start a career in commissioning? Interview with Miroslav Grman - a 30 years old commissioning manager & commissioning engineer. Miro speaks about his career path in commissioning. He started when he was a student at age 21. Now he works as a freelance commissioning manager at BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany. (Check out the company website here: https://www.bhu-et.com) If you are a student or young engineer you should listen to this episode. Enjoy! Thomas Stuenkel PS: Enroll here into the Free Online Commissioning Training - https://www.CommissioningCoach.com/free PPS: Please visit the podcast website on https://www.CommissioningPodcast.com  

Feb 2019

24 min

"Could you tell me which are the most important commercial CMS/CCMS in the industry?" - Alexander from Columbia asked me. What is a CMS or CCMS? A CMS (commissioning management system) or CCMS (completions and commissioning management system) is often used on upstream and downstream installations because of the large quantity of activities and data involved in the commissioning process. The advantage of a CCMS is having all information digitally available 24/7, which means showing the exact point at which a project stage is. This means up-to-date information is available to all authorized parties at all times. Another advantage is that standardized software packages lead to conformance to standards and specifications. So, let me show you a few of the most important CCMS: Intergraph Smart Completions by HEXAGON https://hexagonppm.com/products/pfc-product-family/intergraph-smart-completions GoCompletions by qedi http://www.qed-i.com/technology/gocompletions FNVi by FNVi https://www.fnvi.co.uk TrackerDB by Tracker Technologies https://www.trackertechnologies.co ICAPS by TOTAL COMSIP, expert in OPERCOM methodology and in commissioning tracking software ICAPS©, offers training regularly. https://www.comsip.fr/en/que-faisons-nous/nos-services-2/icaps-and-opercom-training/ ORBIT by Orion Completions and Commissioning Management Services https://orbit-cms.com ConstructSim Systems Completion by Bentley Systems https://www.bentley.com/en/products/product-line/construction-software/constructsim-systems-completion PCMS PRO by PCMS PRO http://www.pcmspro.com Pims Completion Management by Omega AS https://www.omega.no/omega-services/software/completion-management VM Completions by MODS Management ltd. https://www.modsvm.com/completions WinPCS by Complan http://www.winpcs.com Did I forget to mention an important CCMS? —> Comment or send me a message (http://www.CommissioningPodcast.com). If you are the provider of a CCMS solution and if you want to do an interview with me then just send me a message through the contact form on my website http://www.CommissioningPodcast.com. Talk soon, Thomas Stuenkel PS: Join the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: www.CommissioningCoach.com/free 

Jan 2019

5 min

Question to the commissioning community: How can virtual commissioning save time in the real commissioning process of an industrial plant? Thank you very much for your comments! Thomas Stuenkel PS: Join the FREE Online Commissioning Training here: www.CommissioningCoach.com/free

Jan 2019

4 min

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