Ensure timely completion, delivery and synchronisation of your project control over your entire supply chain
To predict the desired outcome of project during commissioning stage is a big challenge for owners and operators. The performance of operations of the project is key to achieve financial success. Owners and operators need to ensure that the project reaches its guaranteed operability for all important and critical factors like performance, safety, traceability, reliability and quality. So many vendors are involved in a project, when it goes to the commissioning stage, all the multiple equipment, systems and controls come together to operate in a synchronised manner. Any lapse in quality and reliability can prove to be detrimental for the startup of the project. The operating costs can rapidly escalate if the vendors do not meet the contractual conditions and this results in a delay in commissioning of line or sub-station. In order to achieve a successful startup and sustained operation, it’s important to deploy the right professional experts to do pre-commissioning check, supervise the project commissioning, delivery and synchronisation.
The secured, planned and systematic handover of a transmission line or sub-station from the constructor to the owner or operator is called the commissioning stage of a project. Important tests like pre-commissioning checks, performance test and final acceptance test along with commissioning supervision provides a means for owners and operators to attain maximum efficiency and reduce operating costs. It helps identify any shortfalls in the efficiency and capacity of the transmission lines and sub-station and suggests recommendations for recovery. It helps to minimise risk of equipment and system failure and boosts productivity. These tests ensure that your operating costs are optimised, and the productivity continues in an unhampered manner as the risk of unplanned shutdown is mitigated.
TÜV SÜD is the leading provider of technical services for final acceptance test, performance test and supervision for a project in commissioning stage. We supervise and witness pre-commissioning and commissioning test. We offer independent execution and third-party supervision of performance testing for all substation components, transmission line assets like insulators, conductors and earth wires, tower and structures. We also ensure that ROW is clear and all your contractual conditions are met by your vendors and there is no delay in the startup and synchronisation of the plant. This helps to reduce unplanned and expensive downtime of transmission line due to equipment or system failure. We implement a comprehensive suite of digital and practical solutions with the help of our experienced experts to ensure that you have a hassle-free and seamless project startup.
Site acceptance test –TÜV SÜD carries out independent evaluation of Site Acceptance Test (SAT) during the commissioning phase to demonstrate completion of the plant, as well as correctness and high quality of work. This involves review of design, labelling of equipment, visual inspection of the facility and precommissioning checks. The results of the SAT are then presented in a detailed report.
Performance guarantee test – TÜV SÜD reviews test procedures and programmes for verification of contractual guarantees, executes acceptance tests and measurements in compliance with the requirements of international codes and standards for substation. We also witness various test like insulator resistance test, conductor continuity test, phase sequence and earth resistance test. Our reports on test measurements include statements concerning the fulfilment of guarantees.
Commissioning supervision – Our experts are deployed to supervise commissioning activity at site and to ensure all equipment, systems and controls are synchronised properly. Our experts ensure trouble free energisation of the equipment.
Pre-commissioning checks – Our transmission field experts do complete pre commissioning checks like review of commissioning and safety procedure, Inspection of right of way, tower and tower accessories, hardware fittings, insulators and earth wire, conductors, aviation warning signal etc.
A third-party technical service provider, TÜV SÜD has a strong reputation for independence and engineering excellence. Our pool of talent includes interdisciplinary expertise in business, real estate and technical subjects, as well as familiarity with national and international standards and regulations. This ensures accuracy and reliability of the testing and advisory services provided and helps you to make informed decisions. With our integrated commissioning services, our experts give a credible review of guaranteed conditions, assess non-conformities and serve as expert witnesses for technical mediation and moderation. Our long-standing involvement in the development of technical directives and standards ensures that we are well acquainted with the latest techniques and regulatory updates and evolving market conditions.