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Best practices in capital equipment commissioning

Peter Kalish

OBG’s Peter Kalish has contributed an article titled, “Best Practices in Capital Equipment Commissioning” to Chemical Engineering that is the magazine’s cover story for November 2018.


By following commissioning best practices, capital equipment investments can more reliably achieve their investment objectives, creating a win-win scenario for the purchaser and supplier.

Peter emphasizes that new capital equipment can reliably meet business objectives when there is a commissioning period that accounts and corrects for operational variations and interdependency. He lists five best practices for effective commissioning:

  1. Define flowdown requirements
  2. Create a comprehensive specification
  3. Design for commissioning
  4. De-risk the project
  5. Extend supplier engagement

Read the full article in Chemical Engineering for more on these best practices and their application to capital projects.

Peter Kalish, a Director of Business Development at OBG, has 25 years’ experience as an industrial operations leader, responsible for purchasing and commissioning hundreds of millions of dollars in enterprise applications, production equipment, and facilities infrastructure. He is an entrepreneurial business leader with a track record of building robust operations and high-performing teams in both mature and early stage technology businesses.

Peter can be contacted at Peter.Kalish@obg.com.



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