Nearly 70% of early equipment failures can be traced to design, installation or startup deficiencies. Similarly, newly launched plants experience many unnecessary outages due to improper coordination and calibration of protective devices, wiring errors, design errors, etc. In other cases, the failures don’t occur until months after the facility has gone into operation and the warranties have expired. Loose connections or insulation damage may not show up until more equipment comes online and electrical loads increase.
The inspection and testing performed on an electrical power system and its components before initial energisation is perhaps the most important preventive maintenance that the system and/or components will receive during their operational life.
When normal start-up testing isn’t performed (usually to save a few dollars), the results can be disastrous. Perfectly good switchgear, transformers or other equipment can be “smoked” due to relatively small installation errors.
Megavar’s Commissioning & Startup Services for electrical protection and control systems can verify that the equipment has been properly installed. We’ll also determine whether any equipment has been damaged during shipment or installation and ensure that your equipment complies with the purchase specifications and design intent.
Using Megavar’s Commissioning and Startup services will help ensure that your newly installed equipment operates efficiently as an integrated system. Properly done, commissioning projects can pay dividends in the form of decreased rework, fewer change orders, fewer delays, lower operation and maintenance costs, and lower utility bills.
Commissioning and startup testing also provides valuable baseline or benchmark information that can be used to evaluate future maintenance decisions.
Our engineers are skilled in the use of Doble F6000 and Omicron CMC secondary injection equipment in order to cater for the preferences of our different clients.
There is little point spending a fortune on procurement, design and construction unless apparatus is properly tested and commissioned. Imagine the insurance claim when the first fault occurs and a piece of apparatus fails catastrophically becuase the circuit breaker does not operate due to incorrect settings, wiring or CT polarity!
Megavar can provide an end to end project solution including the following facets:
- Inspection and test QA plans
- Factory acceptance test staging
- Site acceptance testing/pre-commissioning
- Commissioning Management
Megavar provides its services and specialist test apparatus for projects Australia-wide. We have a responsive and dynamic team that enables us to respond to last minute project changes, which has made us the service provider of choice for many of the largest players in the market.