Start-Up is the activity to be carried out in order to obtain the required product for the first time, from the “oil-in” up to the plant performance tests.

Before the “oil-in“, a number of activities like the cold running of the machinery, loading of catalyst and chemicals, and purging with inert gas, are carried out. These activities are usually referred as “Commissioning“.

Start-Up mainly includes the introduction of feedstock, achieving operating conditions, achieving product specifications, achieving the Plant design capacity, Plant alignment and performance tests.

ATM provides services for the preparation of start-up and test run procedures, for initial Plant operations, up to the smooth hand-over of the Plant to the Customer, including loop tuning, troubleshooting and data reconciliation and validation of test-run reports.