Commissioning

CHP System Commissioning

The requirements for commissioning a new CHP unit or relocating an existing unit to a new site vary enormously. A key part of the commissioning process is to ensure that any potential causes of service interruption that may occur at a later date are identified and dealt with at the earliest opportunity.

Before a CHP unit is commissioned it is important to check that it will be able to interact correctly with any existing heating system and be powerful enough to generate a sufficient range of loads.

All CHP systems require regular maintenance if they are going to keep running at their most efficient and have minimal downtime. You can choose from a range of packages that run from routine, scheduled maintenance to a full packages that could include guaranteed levels of availability with financial penalties if these are not met.

CHP System Commissioning


Remember that a CHP unit is only making financial and environmental savings when it is actually running. This means there has to be a sufficient demand for constant heat to make such a system worthwhile. A general rule of thumb within the industry is that there should be a requirement for heat of at least 17 hours per day, five days per week. The greater the demand, the more efficient and the higher the savings from using CHP are likely to be.