Concern & action: Commissioning quality
Product/material requires a set of commissioning checks by specialists in order to check the operation parameters are correct and that the product can operate as intended
Define commissioning requirements e.g use only system trained and approved contractors for commissioning of measure and put in place checking procedure (commissioning checks). Plan for post installation monitoring of measure performance. Ensure design and supply chain are aware of critical aspect of commissioning quality for success of measure. Provide information in formats that can be understood by a range of people - from the well informed expert to the complete novice. Consider using a supply contract that guarantees quality and performance which requires supplier to put right any failure due to poor commissioning. If quality of commissioning cannot be guaranteed consider alternative product.
Carry out independent commissioning checks to confirm installation settings match design parameters.
Carry out monitoring of measure performance and check results against predicted performance and act on findings.
High efficiency gas-fired condensing boilers
Oil-fired condensing boilers
Air source heat pumps
Ground/Water source heat pumps
Biomass stove with back boiler
Solar water heating
Communal heat generating system
Micro combined heat and power
High efficiency replacement warm-air units
Wet Under-floor heating
Communal Heat Distribution System and controls
Continuous mechanical extract ventilation
Continuous mechanical supply and extract ventilation with heat recovery
Continuous mechanical extract ventilation with demand control ventilation
Continuous mechanical supply and extract ventilation with heat recovery and with demand control ventilation
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