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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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Part 1 – MasterClass Introduction to Systems Completion, Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1FSC

Part 1 – MasterClass Introduction to Systems Completion, Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1FSC

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The foundation training course developed by Alan Mills has been produced in four books for Kindle and is now on sale at Amazon. This book is the first in the series and it describes the purpose, objectives, definitions and outline of commissioning and start-up. The next three books in the series will be published soon and cover the phases of commissioning and start-up, applying the methodology laid out in the foundation training course.
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Falcon Group 1-Day CSU Course

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We are pleased to announce that in response to customer feedback Falcon Group has added a 1-Day CSU course specifically for senior management, including investors. The course director for the 1-Day and 3-Day classes is Alan Mills, CEO of Falcon Group. The 3-Day course, aimed at project teams, folks new to CSU and from Operations, has been kept evergreen and continuously improved. It is packed with essential subject matter on Systems Completion, case studies and group learning exercises. Classes can be organized for private CSU training and this is especially beneficial to a newly formed project team about to embark on the journey that is Systems Completion. If your project is just getting started, this would be an excellent time to contact MasterClass@GlobalFalcon.net and arrange a class. To get the…
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Falcon Group’s intensive 3-day training course

Falcon Group’s intensive 3-day training course

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8th August 2018, Aberdeen, Scotland: the NGL project team from Petrofac and Ithaca Energy were the latest recipients of Falcon Group’s intensive 3-day training course in Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1FSC.  The class was lead by Falcon Group CEO, Alan Mills who said afterwards, “Mixed project teams always get a lot from the course because they can talk about real project issues in a safe environment while they learn the essential skills and techniques they can put into immediate use. This was a great team, they bonded really well and performed at a very high level in their competency assessment tests. They showed all the hallmarks that the NGL project will be in safe hands with these guys. Falcon Group would like to express sincere thanks to Petrofac Operations…
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Chevron’s Jack & St Malo offshore project

Chevron’s Jack & St Malo offshore project

Case Studies
One of the genuine success stories we took an active and central role in was Chevron’s Jack & St Malo offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico, which came on-stream in 2016.  Zenator was the control tool in place from Design until Final Handover to Operations.  It is one of only a handful of projects where Zenator was used (by Chevron-trained specialists, not FGL Power Users or Super Users) in text book fashion to exercise full control over all Systems Completions activities, through Mechanical Completions, Pre-Commissioning, Dynamic Commissioning and Start-Up.  With so many moving parts and major risks to be mitigated at every turn, not least executing in a water-depth of nearly 1.5 miles to the seabed, JSM is rightly being hailed by Chevron as one of their great successes.…
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Chevron delivers first LNG from Wheatstone

Chevron delivers first LNG from Wheatstone

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Alan Mills, President of Falcon Global commented on the milestone achieved in the Wheatstone project It took all of 5 years, which is not unusual for such large mega projects, but Wheatstone eventually got there, producing its first shipment of LNG. Falcon's involvement on the project was with the upstream offshore production facilities, not the downstream LNG plant.  Falcon are very proud of our involvement in helping bring Wheatstone to this major milestone and a step nearer to completion.  Zenator has contributed to the outstanding success of this landmark project. We continuously monitored all activities through design through construction and commissioning to final handover, ensuring the facility was safe, verified with no bottlenecks or built in faults. SAN RAMON, California -- Chevron Corp. has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG)…
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