Y5t0ikgq4kajdyzofdur system breakdown 960x540

Introduction to System and Sub-System Breakdown

7 videos with a total length of 13 min

In this course we will answer questions like these:

- What is the standard project completions strategy?
- What is a system?
- What is a sub-system?
- Why do we do the system and sub-system approach?
- How do we define sub-system limits?
- What is the discipline breakdown into sub-systems?
- What are workable systems and sub-system?
- Which approach do we use in system prioritization?

And you will get an example of system prioritization of a hypothetical plant.



Your Instructor


Thomas Stuenkel
Thomas Stuenkel

Thomas Stuenkel is an experienced commissioning engineer who has been working as commissioning coordinator and site manager as well as commissioning manager for various high-level enterprises all over the world.

Thomas’ skills combine the “typical” German meticulousness with a strong personal motivation.

He started his professional way by becoming an electronics technologist in Rossleben, Germany (1985) and continued his personal qualification by becoming a chartered engineer (Dipl.-Ing./FH) in industrial electronics (Ingenieurschule Eisleben, Germany, 1989).

After graduation, Thomas worked for several German enterprises as commission engineer and sales engineer and specialized in water treatment plants; he was responsible for a broad range of activities, from selling chemicals to commissioning full plants all over Europe while at the same time contributing to staff training.

In 2003, Thomas started to work as a freelancing commissioning engineer, beginning in the water treatment sector, but soon expanding his area of expertise towards gas, chemical, petrochemical and power plant engineering.

Now he’s working as a highly appreciated freelancing commissioning specialist. He has always seen his work as a personal challenge, and the successful completion of an assignment as his personal goal.
After coaching a 5-days commissioning training with the Iranian NIOC in 2010, he has started sharing his expertise in plant commissioning and start-up as a freelancing commissioning coach. Thomas has also contributed to the 2011 Marcus Evans Plant Commissioning & Start-Up Conference in Thailand after coaching the 2011 seminar “Commission Petro Chemical Plants with Excellence – Delivering on Promise” with Iran’s NIOC.

In 2012, Thomas successfully coached two major commissioning events: the five days PEDEC seminar “Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning & Start-Up Training” in Iran as well as the four days seminar “Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning & Start-Up ‘Express’ Training for Commissioning Managers” in Narva (Estonia).

In May 2011 Thomas established the company STUENKEL s.r.o. in Bratislava, Slovakia, followed by Commissioning Coaching Consulting Inc, which he founded in Panama City, Panama, in 2014. Both companies provide commissioning & consulting services and commissioning trainings & coaching worldwide.

Altogether, Thomas has acquired a profound knowledge and experience in project management as commissioning engineer, manager, coordinator, and site manager. Having worked in different fields, he has a lot of interdisciplinary technical knowledge, especially of different control systems, machines and equipment in the gas, power, petrochemical and solar industry.

Thomas has worked in a lot of places worldwide to develop his entrepreneurial thinking and his communication skills. He is a fluent speaker of English and very experienced in international projects, ranging from short-term assignments in various countries up to 2 ½ years in Saudi Arabia.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Get started now!