Commissioning

Commissioning: TREND Logs- Worth the effort?

September 6, 2011
Using data trend logs to supplement in-field functional performance testing (FPT) has always been an option in the commissioning process, particularly for HVAC systems controlled by DDC systems. As DDC system trending capabilities and computer hardware storage capacities have improved substantially over the past few years, I propose that trend logs be given a more prominent place in the commissioning toolbox.
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Commissioning: Equipment Startup And Commissioning

August 1, 2011
The once fairly calm phase could now be a key to nipping integration issues in the bud.
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Commissioning: Equipment And Controls Integration

July 1, 2011
We still face plenty of ways for start-up to be a let down.
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Commissioning: WHAT IS Accessible?

June 1, 2011
As noted in last month’s column, accessibility to mechanical, electrical, and control system components is critical for sustainable systems operation. However, the design and construction industry is sorely lacking when it comes to agreeing on what appropriate accessibility means. In order to make a meaningful difference in how systems are delivered to owners/operators, it is critical to define measurable accessibility acceptance criteria early in the design phase and allow the commissioning professional to shepherd that criteria through the design, construction, and acceptance phases.
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Commissioning: ALL-Access Pass

May 1, 2011
If you can’t get to it, you can’t commission it.
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Commissioning: Commissioning And Baseball

April 1, 2011
Chalking up a win in either endeavor involves some uniform habits.
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Commissioning: Owner Expectations At The End Of Construction

February 1, 2011
At this stage, dilemmas that crop up (or have not been dealt with) can get even thornier.
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Commissioning: Facilities Staff Design Involvement

January 1, 2011
Balancing O&M input with designers’ work can be delicate but worthwhile.
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Commissioning: BCXA Essential Attributes Part 6

December 1, 2010
Who is supposed to say what to whom? That is often the question.
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