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Commissioning

The process of ensuring that installed systems function as specified, performed by a third-party commissioning authority. Elements to be commissioned are identified, installation is observed, sampling is conducted, test procedures are devised and executed, staff training is verified, and operations and maintenance manuals are reviewed and systems capable of being operated and maintained to perform in conformity with the owner’s project requirements. Typically commenced at completion of construction, often including initial user occupancy, intended to allow designers and managers to check functional subsystems, to determine that the facility is functioning properly, and undertake any remedial action.
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An essential element in the commissioning stage is inspection and verification of spare parts.
The most useful guidelines for compressor station commissioning involve practical issues related to design, material and fabrication defects; assembly and installation errors; and off-design operations or errors in operation.
The commissioning team should include experts with different backgrounds, such as compressor experts, instrument engineers, process experts, control specialists, electrical engineers and operation specialists.
A commissioning staff should be familiar with all site-specific regulations, codes, specifications, procedures and work instructions.
English is president of the Building Commissioning Association.
The authors of the study concluded that: "Commissioning is one of the most cost-effective means of improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
Commissioning is needed as a quality-assurance measure for today's complex building designs and equipment, and fast-paced construction timelines.
Finally, if a building is pursuing LEED certification for new construction or an existing building, commissioning is probably going to be required.
* Commissioning can ensure that new buildings are properly designed, constructed, and prepared for occupancy, operations, and maintenance.
It is generally not the contractor who performs the commissioning, though it is feasible.
Third-party commissioning/testing firms perform the actual commissioning function and work with the contractors.
The term commissioning agent is common and is sometimes known as the commissioning authority.

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