Operational Assessment

Energy Efficiency and Operational Assessment

Operational assessment commissioning starts when the first device or piece of equipment is powered up. During this commissioning phase, fundamental operations such as fan rotation, valve function, and alarm systems are checked for conformance with design documents. The most valuable tool for assessing the facility's operation is the EMCS. Commissioning with the EMCS can lead to the discovery of component failures and system malfunctions. In addition, efficient commissioning requires that team members decide how to work together during operational testing. For instance, it is very important that a control contractor know how much work has been completed and what is expected to be completed in conjunction with a balancing contractor. Wasted time and "finger pointing" result when work is not coordinated. One of the most important indicators of equipment function is calibration. Operational assessment is a way to document equipment function(s) and determine the required frequency of calibration. Written calibration procedures should be included in the laboratory design specification, and all equipment must be calibrated prior to acceptance. [Rose, 1999] [Waters, 1998] [Flaherty and Gracilieri, 1994; Heinz and McCray, 1996; Coogan, 1994]


EMCS operational assessment

Operational testing

Operational balancing

Operational calibration

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