When we talk about refrigeration commissioning we are talking about commissioning that entire project and not just the start-up. Our commissioning process can be adapted for a new construction and existing facilities and involves a robust quality control component as well as a continuous review to ensure that owners and operators get the plant they need.
For new construction and renovations, the process of commissioning starts as early as possible; ideally, it starts even before the design is completed so that clear owner requirements and goals can be determined as early as possible in the project. The commissioning program typically lasts at least a year after start-up.This ensures that all the proper energy use and operational data can be gathered so that the system can be fine-tuned for its actual operating conditions.
Retro-commissioning is the process of taking a really close look at an existing plant and then doing what is necessary to get it operating first as designed and then documenting changes so the plant can be optimized for how it’s being used. In most cases, there are significant savings and operational improvements after a retro-commissioning project.
The obvious beneficiary of a good commissioning process are the owner and operators of a facility. However, design engineers and contractors can gain a lot of benefit as well. Engineers and contractors who encourage and use third-party commissioning services can provide a much better product to their clients. Adding quality control to a project is always a good idea.
One of the biggest benefits of commissioning a facility is ability to optimize the system for how it is actually being used instead of simply how it was designed and to have documentation and records of all of the changes it took to get there.