API approval of MasterClass and Zenator training

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Global Falcon Americas gains API Approval for its CSU and Zenator training courses. “The activities that all projects in the process industries go through to achieve safe start-up and handover to Operations are not well understood. We have taken giant strides to bring real learning, knowledge and skills through our MasterClass Series, which are aligned with API RP 1 FSC. I am delighted to receive API approval for our training courses as it sets us apart from all our competitors, bringing great credibility and value for our customers.", said Alan Mills, CEO of Global Falcon Americas, adding, "Our training courses, online or classroom-based, are unique and very popular worldwide. We are 110% focused on helping companies achieve safe and timely Commissioning & Start-Up, whether the project is greenfield, brownfield or…
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Alan Mills helps ECITB to develop Training Standards in CSU

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Falcon Global's MD, Alan Mills has been working closely with the UK's Engineering Construction Industry Training Board to produce the first training standards in Systems Completion, Commissioning & Start-Up. “Throughout my career there has not been an internationally accepted standard for the CSU of facilities in the Process industries. If you think about it, that is quite extraordinary. Not surprisingly, there were not any training standards or recognised qualifications either.", said Alan Mills, Managing Director of Falcon Global, adding, "I spoke with ECITB about the gap and they agreed. I am delighted to have been working with the guys at ECITB, helping to ensure the new talent joining our profession can learn about Systems Completion and CSU in a structured manner, and be recognised for their achievement. Of course all…
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MasterClass Online gets 5 Stars!

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The MasterClass Online Commissioning & Start-up course met my expectations, I had more than enough of detailed materials including references and video clips from past commissioning projects. The one to one review after completion of each Phase module has been very helpful. I would give this course 5 stars and would highly recommend it to anyone interested. . Lawrence Imonigie - Commissioning Engineer
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Reviews of MasterClass Foundation Training

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Jerry L McAfee, Process Plant Startup Director, Process Technical Services "MasterClass gave me an understanding of the capabilities of current Completions Management Systems, the role they can play in providing organization and structure for the Completions process, and the value that the good ones like Zenator provide as a tool for assuring complete documentation packages for turnover to Operations." Footnote: I was honored to have Jerry McAfee attend the Foundation MasterClass recently in Houston. Jerry teaches what until publication of API RP 1FSC was known in the US as the "Bill Tillman method". Bill Tillman is the grand daddy of Systems Completion methodology and with it CSU training, and Jerry took over the role from DuPont's Bill Tillman in the 1980s. It was DuPont and Bill Tillman that gave birth…
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Reviews of “The Search for a Silver Bullet”

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Interview with the Commissioning Coach, Thomas Stuenkel"Amazing interview, this kind of interview is the one that has to get into the EPC companies. They don't understand how important the completion steps are to be successful in the project and how using a completion tool will save time and money and also will provide transparency and process safety. Additionally, identifying systems in the early stage of the project and having all system components identified will help the project with planning for the system completions and start-up." Ysabel Viloria, Pre-Commissioning / Commissioning Engineer at TechnipFMC
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Book Reviews

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MasterClass Series Introduction to Foundation Training in Systems Completion and CSU with API RP 1FSC"As a former commissioning engineer I find this an excellent resource to aid best practices in asset management, start up, testing, inspection, monitoring, risk, safety and related topics. The diagrams, schematics and check sheet formats are very useful updates. Thereby allowing the practitioner to generate important workflow, develop detailed analyses and a deep assessment into related design, productivity, operational HSE and quality assurance. Overall very readable and a great addition to anyone’s library." Dr Binder Singh PhD CEng PE FIMechE FIMarEST
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Alan Mills talks with Thomas Stuenkel about Systems Completion, Commissioning and Zenator

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Commissioning Coach, Thomas Stuenkel talks with Alan Mills about Systems Completion, Commissioning and Zenator The Search for a Silver Bullet - Listen to the the full conversation here: Thomas Stuenkel is known worldwide as The Commissioning Coach and has done terrific work to advance the professionalism of CSU and Systems Completion. His classes and podcasts reach the widest audience of CSU professionals. In March 2019 Thomas interviewed Falcon Group CEO, Alan Mills, with deep and important questions in, “The Search for a Silver Bullet“. Grab a coffee or a cup of tea, sit back and listen to the interview in full. Don’t forget to post any comments or replies to Thomas (support@ccc.com.pa) or Alan (masterclass@globalfalcon.net). Background Alan Mills specializes in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) and is a subject matter expert in Systems…
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MasterClass Series Online Training

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The online Foundation Course consists of more than 3 hours of material in 27 modules.  When you complete registration you will also receive a link to download the current version of the MasterClass Foundation Course.Pay online, complete the course and take the test to receive a Global Falcon Certificate of Achievement, signed by Alan Mills.
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