23 Oct 2018, Maintenance & Service
For centuries, a ship wasn’t deemed seaworthy unless it was “commissioned.” It had to pass a rigorous quality assurance process to be considered commissioned and ready for service. Today, we apply a commissioning process to the launch of industrial facilities, buildings, worksites and more. It’s a critical process that helps to ensure the asset is safe and running optimally.
As the service manager at Simark Controls, James Cox heads up the team providing the expert commissioning services that are part of Simark’s product packages. Over the years, he’s seen a number of common sense commissioning fails that have had a big impact on the success of the operation’s launch. Here are Cox’s top five avoidable commissioning blunders for operators.
If the commissioning personnel are already booked and aren’t available right away, this could result in a costly delay of the production launch. Good commissioning takes time and planning.
Nothing delays operation like discovering during the commissioning phase that a piece of equipment requiring a series circuit was wired in parallel.
Equipment is often set to local/manual control for installation purposes. If your technician fails to change this after the installation is complete, none of the remote management capability will be accessible. This oversight is particularly inconvenient for remote locations
The commissioning team will need access to critical setting and design information from these documents.
These conditions can include temperature, humidity, pressures, dust and more.
Learn more about how Simark’s knowledgeable service team can help your operation.