Commissioning Ventilation Systems in accordance with BSRIA Guide 49/2015 and CIBSE Commissioning Code A.
Index Engineers are meticulous in their approach of the balancing procedure to ensure that occupants receive a consistent flow of fresh, unpolluted air.
A system balanced correctly will not over supply the building with fresh air nor will it exhaust too much air, leaving the building depressurised.
Over time the system balance can be outside of original tolerances for various reasons such as component wear or alterations to the layout of the building. With this in mind Index Commissioning Ltd recommend validating the system performance should conditions seem to change.
Commissioning Water Systems in accordance with BSRIA Guide BG 2/2010 and CIBSE Commissioning Code W.
Ensuring that your heating and chilled water systems are balanced is a crucial and cost effective way of maintaining adequate pressure throughout your system, regardless of environmental factors or condition changes in usage.
Incorrectly balanced systems can cause various issues including uneven distribution causing comfort issues for occupants.
A well balanced system helps to ensure stable temperature conditions throughout the building and can greatly reduce the amount of energy wasted in the process.
At Index Commissioning Ltd, we provide specialist survey and validation services including investigation of the existing performance and physical condition of low temperature hot water, chilled water and ventilation systems.
In depth reports are a crucial part of the process for any mechanical refurbishment to enable clients to have all the information they require of the extent of the system performance they are viewing to inherit.
Physical condition inspections are carried out on all systems and photographic data logged and supplied within professional reports allowing for a more visual experience for clientele.
Producing detailed reports allows us to identify sections of the systems that are not operating efficiently. A well balanced system will help in the reduction of on going costs and increase the life span of you system.
Commissionability studies offers clientele an opportunity to receive a detailed report and information on the complexity of the HVAC system or how straight forward the system may be to commission prior to final procurement and installation on site.
From this, the obtained results of the study can be used by your team to create or adapt an existing system to tailor to your needs and provide building functionality.
Commissionability studies are vital to ensure system functionality and budget requirements are met pre-construction.
This helps eradicate potential system failings that may only be found during the testing and commissioning process, meaning modifications to the system will cost significantly more than if identified earlier.
District heating, often called heating networks, is the use of a centralised energy centre to provide heat to a number of buildings using a network of pre-insulated pipes to deliver heat in form of hot water.
This application generally uses heat from a combined heat and power (CHP) plant with additional gas-fired boilers to assist with demand depending on the required load.
A heat network enables energy which would otherwise be wasted in power generation of industrial processes to be captured and delivered to households and businesses.
District heating networks are ideal for residential, commercial and public premises.
The use of a combination of low carbon technologies, a district heating network creates sustainable, affordable and environmentally sound energy providing that networks are commissioned correctly.
Historically, multi-dwelling developments have incorporated individual heating units into each unit. With heat interface units (HIU's) a centralised energy centre is used to provide instant and reliable hot water and central heating to an entire complex.
HIU's act as a bridge between the energy centre and each dwelling.
This integration with the energy centre allows the occupants to access affordable, sustainable heat. This also allows building owners and developers to meet the necessary requirements towards the use of zero carbon technologies.
To ensure that HIU's operate efficiently and effectively for the end user it is vital that the commissioning procedure on the tertiary or quaternary in some cases systems are set up correctly to suit the system installed and the unit operation.
Index Engineers have vast knowledge within the district heating industry and can therefore provide unparalleled knowledge when it comes to the commissioning of your heat interface unit.