CQV & Start-Up

ACHIEVE A MORE VERTICAL START-UP CURVE

Planning for success begins at the inception of a project, and adopting a formalized approach to commissioning, qualification and verification (CQV) facilitates a safe, accelerated start-up curve that will be sustained after the project team has disengaged. 

   Program Components:

  • Define Project Success Criteria
  • Establish Roles and Responsibilities
  • Determine Equipment Performance Requirements
  • Develop FAT plans
  • Create Operational Training Plan
  • Develop & Execute Start-Up and Verification Plans
    • Commissioning
    • Qualification
    • Verification
  • Drive Project Turn Over
  • Provide Ongoing Support

CQV & Start-Up

ACHIEVE A MORE VERTICAL START-UP CURVE

Planning for success begins at the inception of a project, and adopting a formalized approach to commissioning, qualification and verification (CQV) facilitates a safe, accelerated start-up curve that will be sustained after the project team has disengaged. 

A dedicated CQV team consisting of multi-disciplinary representatives from Dennis Group, the owner and other third parties as necessary, will work to establish success criteria.

In addition to traditional commissioning, we also facilitate the required enhanced commissioning activities involving design reviews by a third-party CxA for companies pursuing the mandatory credits under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

   Program Components:

  • Define Project Success Criteria
  • Establish Roles and Responsibilities
  • Determine Equipment Performance Requirements
  • Develop FAT plans
  • Create Operational Training Plan
  • Develop & Execute Start-Up and Verification Plans
    • Commissioning
    • Qualification
    • Verification
  • Drive Project Turn Over
  • Provide Ongoing Support

 


 

OPERATOR TRAINING

Dennis Group offers operator training including both formal training sessions with demonstrations in a conference environment as well as more general overview sessions with all plant personnel. After training, walk-throughs of each system are typically conducted to reinforce the safety and operator philosophies and provide hands-on interaction with the systems.

We also leverage our modeling and emulation capabilities for training prior to commissioning. Operators can interact with the HMI and see real-time results to the line through the model.


COMMISSIONING

QUALIFICATION

VERIFICATION

  • Short duration runs validate that individual equipment and/or production systems are meeting design rates and efficiencies
  • Cleaning, sanitation and safety systems are in place and functioning properly
  • Corrections are made between  runs until performance metrics have been met and signed off on by the client
  • Led by the CQV team with vendor and operator support
  • Operator training is a large focus of this phase
  • Traditional system “start-up” where longer duration runs are conducted, and performance is tracked against a pre-defined start-up curve
  • Operational effects such as product change-overs and sanitation are incorporated
  • Corrections are made between  runs to keep the start-up on track
  • Operators take a more prominent role in running the system with support from vendors and the CQV team
  • Qualification continues until the final performance criteria (rates, OEE, etc.) have been met
  • Demonstrates that the system is capable of running at the defined performance criteria for extended periods of time
  • Takes into account all impacts on day to day operations such as maintenance, product changeovers, sanitation, shutdowns, start-ups, etc.
  • Operators run the system with minimal support from vendors or the CQV team
  • Punch-list and turn-over of documentation is completed
  • Once all conditions have been verified the CQV process is complete

 

Food & Beverage Markets Served

We have 30 years of extensive experience in all segments of food and beverage.