Perspectives: Field Notes

10 Tips To Succeed In Commissioning

Take advantage of this expert advice to make a project go smoothly.

By Dirk Willard, contributing editor
Apr 1, 2016

I had four days to commission my first million-dollar project. The undertaking included two-dozen new instruments, programming a new distributed control system and then migrating to it, and new equipment. The project encompassed numerous new ideas requiring testing. The company I worked for had been taken over and I knew my job ended with this project, but I didn’t want a failure to be my epitaph. Four days later, I was out of a job, but everything was running smoothly.

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