When it has to work, Telios manages and executes a world-class commissioning process, representing our client’s interests through design, construction, and into operations. Field services are key to the value that Telios brings to the commissioning process. Our senior agents and project managers have years of on-site training having previously worked for contractors and manufacturers of the systems and equipment we commission for the owner.
Commissioning provides value to clients looking to reduce energy consumption of their real estate assets, and in critical facilities it provides much more than this. Our field engineering and system integration team rigorously tests all control and failure sequences and make adjustments to insure that their critical infrastructure is ready to support the business continuity.
With experience in data centers, industrial manufacturing, science and healthcare facilities, we leverage our resources to develop a commissioning process that is tailored to each project and its constraints.
Our approach starts with listening to the owner and design team to develop a thorough understanding of the project needs and design intent. By understanding the forces behind various design decisions, all parties, from engineers to sub-contractors and vendors, are able to proactively participate in the facility enhancement process and solve construction and operations issues with performance-based, budget-conscious solutions. This understanding of their business model and the operations that support it is carried through five levels of diligent testing.
Level 1 – Peer Review and Planning
This level deals with the preparations for commissioning and includes: drawing and sequence of operations review, generating a commissioning plan and schedule, and preliminary test procedures.
Level 2 – Factory Acceptance Testing and Site Inspections
This level includes: quality assurance, control and documentation before shipping to the site, performance per spec, and commissioning site inspections during construction.
Level 3 – Pre-functional Inspections
This level focuses on: system installation and manufacturer startup in accordance with all specifications, completion of site acceptance tests (SAT) and the readiness for functional testing. At this stage final Level 4 and 5 Commissioning scripts are reviewed and approved by the construction and operations team.
Level 4 – Functional Testing
This level is deals with testing to spec performance per component and related/redundant components, and calibration and metrics verification at design loads.
Level 5 – Integrated Systems Testing
This level is the ultimate “Reality Check” test for mission critical facilities. At this level all systems are operated at full design load to ensure that all components work together as required and also that all systems operate and “heal” as intended in all possible failure scenarios. Only after completing this level of commissioning can a customer be assured that their facility operates as intended in all modes of operation.
Safety of our own employees and the other contractors supporting the commissioning of a facility is our utmost priority. Regardless of the schedule or site constraints, we never compromise our efforts to maintain a safe work environment for our team or partners.
We insure safety of these employees by implementing the following:
- Adherence to OSHA requirements
- Method of Procedures for testing equipment in a “live” facility.
- Lock out tag out procedures incorporated into test procedures.
- Daily CxA site meetings during Level 4 and Level 5 testing outlining procedures for that day, safety precautions, and review of other work on site that may impact testing.
- *Implementation of proper PPE in accordance with NFPA 70E as it relates to shock and Arc Flash Hazards.
*Telios furnishes Category 2 and Category 3 Arch Flash hazard suits for electrical testing to meet NFPA 70E requirements, and if needed provides Selective Coordination and Arc Flash Studies for facilities that are not currently in compliance with NFPA 70E prior to commissioning.