ACR Journal

CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 31 PROJECT HANDOVER The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) Technical Committee has been discussing the key elements required to ensure effective handover of plant to the client, in line with standards and codes of practice to ensure best and safe system operation. This article reflects the IOR Guidance contained in its Safety Codes of Practice for various refrigerants. How effective is your handover process for new systems? When a refrigeration system is reaching the end of the installation process and the client is about to assume responsibility for it for the rest of its working life there are a few key steps that should not be missed, but this is often a frantic time with urgent deadlines to be met and sometimes it is tempting to skimp on these things in order to deliver on time. A key part of this final stage is the commissioning process. Often this is confined to a simple exercise of setting the system to work and demonstrating that the room, cabinets or process have reached the desired temperature. There is so much more to good commissioning and it is the opportunity to deliver benefit both for the installation contractor and for their client. Commissioning ought to be a three-step process with three key subject areas. The three steps are setting the system to work, fine-tuning its performance and feeding

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