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Title: Commissioning of HVAC systems

In recent years various presentation and discussions have taken place which looked at commissioning as a separate process that had to be specified and implemented by a specialized entity in a project. This presentation discusses commissioning in the HVAC field and looks at it from an international perspective. The author has worked in Europe, South Africa (British system) and in the USA. The differences are discussed between the British and the American methods with some examples where the American way of commissioning was unsuccessful. The conclusion is that it is the design engineer`s job to test and accept (commission) an installation after the contractor has demonstrated the performance to the satisfaction of the design engineer. Once the plant is commissioned, it is put into service.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
54748
Report Number(s):
CONF-941218-
TRN: 95:003625-0056
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17. world energy engineering congress and the 4th environmental technology congress and expo, Atlanta, GA (United States), 7-9 Dec 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Competitive energy management and environmental technologies: Proceedings; PB: 640 p.
Publisher:
Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; BUILDINGS; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; OPERATION; START-UP; REFRIGERATING MACHINERY; HEAT STORAGE