The process of commissioning focuses on the quality and performance control of (climate) installations. At the start of a project, a commissioning plan is created which describes the organization and quality control at every stage of the project. When the project involves an existing installation, the commissioning plan aims at maintaining and verifying the level of performance.

The goal of commissioning is to verify, during the project, that the installation meets the design specifications and is skilfully installed. Verification of the design specifications is done by performing inspections, checks and tests. Te process of commissioning is complicated and many different parties at the construction site are involved. Therefore, the commissioning organization has to be formed before the work starts.

The following stages can be distinguished in the commissioning process:

  • preparation;
  • system definition;
  • design of testing tools;
  • performing checks;
  • start-up preparations;
  • functional testing;
  • actual start-up with follow-up services;
  • handover.

If the commissioning process is performed correctly, this will result in:

  • reduction of construction time and costs;
  • a minimum of follow-up services;
  • immediate availability after handover;
  • a solid basis for maintenance.