Commissioning entails final checking and setting of the appliance or system before use. Most suppliers and manufacturers will not honour warranty or guarantee claims unless their product has been commissioned by a suitably qualified engineer.
When an appliance is initially installed, there are several factors that influence its performance and to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and safety are achieved, the appliance must be commissioned taking into account all of these factors. During commissioning all aspects of the installation must comply with the requirements set out by the appliance manufacturer. The flue, fuel, and hydraulic systems are checked and if changes are required, these are advised. If the burner is an integral part of an air handling unit, ductwork and filtration are checked to ensure compliance. When the installation is satisfactory, and following initial firing, and combustion analysis to ensure the appliance complies with manufacturer’s specification then the appliance can be put into service. A planned service programme should be discussed at this time.