Commissioning Your Leak Detection System
Utilising the experience of our fully trained in-house engineers, we are delighted to announce we’ve extended our range of services to include Leak Detection System commissioning.
There are several instances we’ve found our commissioning service to be invaluable to clients.
Ensure accurate installation
For example, an installation may be carried out by an inexperienced crew as part of a construction project and, consequently, have inadequacies that could prevent the system from being fully operational. This may result in a system not triggering a leak alarm meaning your commercial premises are put at unnecessary risk.
Prevent false alarms
On occasion, incorrectly installed sensors or probes may also trigger false alarms that can cause disruption and end up in facilities teams losing faith in the system. In extreme cases, this may lead to the system being completely switched off and offering no protection against early warning of a leak.
It can also have a negative implication on your insurance as a non-certified Leak Detection System may affect premiums and compensation in the event of a claim.
Certify system & provide reference manuals
We’ve also found that new tenants moving into premises are sometimes not provided with any operations and maintenance manuals, or certification as to the Leak Detection control services installed, and so do not have confidence in their installed system.
Lastly, it may be viable for in-house electrical crews to install our recommended systems but for reassurance and back-up that the system fully meets its requirements, clients are using our experience to thoroughly check and fully test the system and provide a final sign-off.
Our commissioning service includes a visual check of the entire system, including where sensing cable or probes are installed, and a comprehensive review of all its functionality. This involves testing all functions, ensuring they are wired correctly and react when a leak is identified. Our commissioning engineers match all aspects of the system to the design so that clients are reassured the correct sensing technology is used in all locations it has been specified.
Finally, on satisfactory completion of the testing and inspection, the system is ready for sign-off. Our certificate is witnessed by our client and comes with the backing of a full report with our findings and any recommendations.
Paul Davis, Senior Estimator & Project Manager said,
“We’re continually adapting our offering so we are able to use our expertise to service all of our clients’ needs. We recognise that in some construction projects the leak detection system installation is not completed by experienced engineers and that can cause catastrophic failures and long-term damage.
The systems installed may also not be fit for purpose as careful considerations need to be made when specifying products. Our engineers offer a full commissioning of installed systems that includes a thorough check of all functions. Clients have peace of mind that their leak alerts will activate reliably and prevent damage and disruption to business operations. This is backed up by a commissioning certificate and a full report of our findings.”
The commissioning service is just one part of the extended range of services available from Diamond Controls. A service and maintenance package offers annual servicing, fault-finding visits, technical support, and discounted remedial works. System training is also offered and there’s also an option for clients to use Diamond Controls for retrospective drawings and manuals that can prove invaluable when modifying systems or undertaking building works.
Diamond Controls holds two ISO accreditations, 14001 and 9001, and a raft of certifications including Safe Contractor, ECA, NICEIC, SMAS, and Constructionline. Find out more about us.