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The testing and commissioning phase is critical for any company that uses process instrumentation equipment. The final product must meet industry needs, along with the required specification of the project or process. A well-thought-out plan enhances the chances of a successful installation within pre-set timelines. Plus, you can benefit from increased customer satisfaction and lower supplier costs.

Here’s your guide to designing and executing a project specific commissioning plan smoothly:

1. Plan Development

The plan should start with a draft of all the milestones and requirements of the project. All details of the systems procedures, documentation and testing responsibilities, and assembly-specific information should be prepared at this stage.

Using this information, a list of all the equipment and systems is prepared. Documents must verify that all equipment is being installed and used according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

2. Plan Execution

Once all review and revisions of the draft are complete, a final version is developed which needs to be executed. Many tasks will need to be done in parallel, so it’s essential that a qualified project manager is on the task. A good practice at this stage involves carrying out pre-testing, which reduces the risk of failure after installation.

Regular meetings and communication are essential to ensure any complications are addressed as early as possible.

3. Plan Completion and Training

After the plan is executed, another round of testing and inspections takes place. Electrical and functional testing is carried out to ensure that each component is working properly on a standalone basis as well as when it’s a part of a system.

Once testing is done, the customer staff need to be trained about the process instrumentation equipment. A comprehensive training plan may include both classroom knowledge and practical work.

4. Deliverables and Hand-Over

Once the project or facility is complete, all documents and paperwork are reviewed by the customer and contractor. The two parties go over the list of deliverables to ensure all needs have been met, and then all documentation is handed over to the client. As long as there are no major hiccups, a well-designed commissioning plan will ensure thorough and on-time execution.

Contact Instruments is a reliable supplier of high-quality process instrumentation in Canada and the United States. We work closely with our clients to ensure that each stage of the commissioning plan is executed to perfection. Our wide selection of products includes electronic gauges, custom overmolded cables, pump stands, and clipper weight indicator systems.

Call us today to find out which process instrumentation equipment best suits your custom needs.