The knowledgeable commissioning engineer staff at Bureau Veritas Primary Integration can perform a full evaluation of electrical and mechanical systems in both critical and non-critical environments.

Electrical Commissioning of Mission Critical / Data Centers

Commissioning electrical systems in non-critical environments is often quick and to the point. Electrical systems in these environments are typically comprised of a single utility switchboard which feeds downstream panels, automatic transfer switches or other similar distribution.

Commissioning electrical systems in a critical facility requires critical thinking. The electrical distribution in a critical environment can be extremely complex and time consuming. There are often two or more utility sources fed from different substations.

The methods utilized to test equipment at the component level within non-critical environments are often the same as those used in critical environments.  The equipment within both environments can be the same but the integration of those systems and the control routines utilized to stage or manipulate them can be extremely complicated and difficult to test.

Whether a new construction project or a renovation or expansion project (where new electrical system components are interconnected with existing equipment), proper electrical commissioning will confirm and document that these systems are functioning properly, the way they are intended to.

Mechanical Commissioning of Mission Critical / Data Centers

When it comes to new projects, mechanical systems commissioning is important to make sure that the system is installed properly and that it will continue to provide service for the planned life cycle of the company. It is also important to perform commissioning on existing buildings to make sure that the mechanical power systems are running as they were intended.

In many non-critical environments, a standard office building will utilize common air handling units to condition the open office spaces. The units are often stand alone with little to no redundancy and powers sources to the equipment is usually a single source. The common air handling units often deliver conditioned air to the space served via variable air volume boxes which are connected to common ductwork from the air handling units.           

Generally, critical environments utilize chiller plants as the main source of centralized cooling. Air handling systems are installed in a much larger scale and often utilize fan walls or high volume fans. Piping schemes within critical environments are often more complex due to the redundancy requirements.

Commissioning of mechanical systems in non-critical environments is often volume based whereas commissioning of critical environments is based on complexity.

Electrical and Mechanical Systems

Sequences of operation for both electrical and mechanical systems within a critical environment can be elaborate which requires a high level of knowledge and experience to properly integrate as well as test.

For more detailed information on commissioning electrical and mechanical systems, please contact a Bureau Veritas Primary Integration Solutions representative from one of our locations near Charlotte, Dallas, San Francisco or Washington DC.

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