Why commissioning checks are essential for self-installers
There’s no doubt that Leak Detection and Trace Heating Systems have become an essential part of a commercial building’s infrastructure. Energy efficient, responsive and automatically controlled, they can help keep operating costs down, including insurance premiums and utility bills.
A specialist provider like Diamond Controls has spent many years honing their skills so that the engineers on site consistently deliver high-quality results. This includes upholding the stringent installation standards set by the system manufacturers that underpin product guarantees. The production of dedicated operations and maintenance manuals with detailed drawings is also a crucial part of this process.
What should you do if you want to self install?
Depending on your business structure or tendering processes, you may be planning to use a third party to undertake Leak Detection or Trace Heating system installation or have an in-house team who can complete this as part of other building works being undertaken.
In this scenario, you’ll need to ensure the project specification has been accurately followed through during the installation. The equipment used in leak monitoring solutions is sensitive and errors during install from non-experienced contractors could lead to your system not being reliable – through no fault of the product itself.
Trace Heating installation is also commonly tendered for as part of the thermal insulation package in new commercial developments and so may be completed by non-specialist providers as part of their services. This heating cable and associated accessories if not installed, tested or commissioned correctly, could result in energy inefficiencies and an unreliable result. In some cases, not giving the required critical frost protection to exposed pipework. The effects of which could be extremely costly.
Organising a system commissioning survey
The good news is Diamond Controls can certify any installation for Leak Detection or Trace Heating systems. The process is relatively straight forward. We’ll attend your site and evaluate your installation using a thorough testing and review process.
With access to the latest testing equipment, including high voltage (2500V) insulation resistance testers, and a dedicated, experienced in-house team, we will provide a detailed assessment with recommendations for improvements when required. You can then feel reassured that your investment in leak monitoring solutions or heat trace equipment will be reliable for the purposes it is intended.
Why choose Diamond Controls for commissioning?
• Industry experts with a dedicated in-house team of field based engineers
• ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 accredited with strict processes and reporting procedures in place
• Experienced in all manufacturers’ systems (manufacturer approved for leading brands)
• Certified Pro RAYCHEM installers for extended guarantees when using nVent RAYCHEM materials
• Fully certified commissioning documents
• Servicing & maintenance packages with technical support options and fault-finding visits.
Call in the specialists
Whether you’re adding to your existing system following building works or rolling-out a multi-level building development, Diamond Controls is on hand to help.
Get in touch with our technical department to discuss your commissioning requirements.