PPCHEM AG hosted a webinar on the Best Practice and Methodological Approach of Power Plant Commissioning during Project Execution.
This webinar was held in English on October 5, 2022 at 10:00 CEST.
This webinar’s time had been chosen to fit the European area, but of course everyone was welcome to join.
Content / Topics
Our Senior Key Expert Power Plant Technology Wolfgang Rost talked about the following topics:
Insight gained over the last years indicates that professional commissioning is becoming more and more a “lost art” in the power plant construction process.
As most commissioning activities are on the critical path of project execution, well trained and experienced engineers are a very valuable asset.
It’s also often forgotten that certain prerequisites are required to conduct on-site commissioning prudently and effectively. Important documents have to be available and essential procedures need to be implemented and adhered to.
Making involved power plant personnel aware of these circumstances will expedite their works, thus, reducing execution time and money expenditure.
This training is tailormade to bring involved commissioning personnel up to speed regarding state of the art performance of commissioning including its preparatory works and the actual execution of commissioning on site.
General overview of the entire on-site construction process with main focus on commissioning activities:
- Generic introduction of erection activities
- Brief explanation of so-called “Handover Packages” optimizing the shift of equipment from the erection to the commissioning department
- Overview of cold and hot commissioning activities
- Detailed introduction of required supporting documents
- Compilation of important procedures to be established
- Basic illustration of typical state of the art cleaning processes of power plant systems
- Overall plant testing
- Performance test
- Reliability test run
Target audience: personnel involved in project or site management of power plants, power plant operators
Wolfgang Rost, Senior Key Expert for Power Plant Technology at PPCHEM AG
Before joining PPCHEM AG, Wolfgang worked at Siemens Power Generation from 1993 until 2020.
He started his career on construction sites worldwide acting as system commissioning engineer of all relevant power plant systems, mechanical commissioning manager, general commissioning manager and senior site manager.
After his return to the Siemens head office in Germany he lead the department “Centre of Technology Steam Generator Systems” within the engineering organisation for several years.
Afterwards Wolfgang took over the lead of the mechanical Engineering department being responsible for the engineering groups “Pumps”, “HRSG Modification & Upgrades” and “Water Chemistry & Cooling Water Cleaning Systems”.
Additional to his main duties Wolfgang lead several Task Forces, was deployed as project manager for Special Projects and Inventive Developments and also acted as Project Engineering Manager during proposal and execution phase.
He also certified as Six Sigma Greenbelt and LEAN Practitioner.