Premier Power Maintenance is routinely involved in commissioning installations. In this service we test a system or facility to verify that it functions in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and the designer’s intent.
The commissioning agent should be involved in the whole project, from pre-design phase (understanding the objective and purpose of the project is critical) through the design, construction and operation phases. The more complex and critical the electrical system is, the more important the electrical commissioning becomes. Two typical types of commissioning projects are building commissioning and substation commissioning.
Commissioning is an important part of developing an ongoing preventive maintenance program. It gives you the confidence to know that your equipment will function safely in the intended manner, and commissioning helps to avoid downtime due to malfunctioning equipment. The tests we perform during commissioning, such as transformer testing, also provide the baseline data required for the long-term preventive maintenance program.
The following items should all be considered when determining the scope of the electrical commissioning project.
- Control system checks
- Protective devices and schemes
- Grounding systems
- Electrical transformers
- Circuit Breakers