To install an eligible installation means to build and put in place the relevant plant. To ‘commission’ a plant means to carry out all necessary tests and procedures required by industry standards to show that the plant is able to deliver heat for the purpose for which it was installed.
Commissioning is the methodical approach to ensuring that all operational components of a project—from planning and design up to the actual construction, implementation, or installation—are functioning as they ought to be. It aims to inspect, document, and verify that a project’s progress is at par with the project owner’s requirements and specifications. Additionally, commissioning provides the opportunity to proactively correct any oversights in the projects, thus, avoiding costly modifications at a later time.
Commissioning providers, project managers, and contractors implement commissioning to check not just the specific procedures or individual equipment but also the more complex sets of project segments, systems, and subsystems.