The Importance of Commissioning

Commissioning of water systems is vital in achieving the safe, energy and carbon efficient and effective operation of systems through correct circuit balancing of distribution and components.

Proper commissioning enables systems to operate at optimum performance and provide the building users with good quality internal environments.

Commissioning is the process of putting it into safe and effective operation leading to its handover for everyday operation and use by the customer.

Coming at the end of a job, time pressures can sometimes lead to commissioning not taking place correctly or taking place atall, this is a serious mistake and can lead to issues early on in the systems use resulting in the ‘unravelling’ of all the good work that has gone before it during the design and installation phases.

It goes without saying that a customer will not appreciate leakage from a system component a few days after installation nor a situation where some radiators in a system are falling far short of providing the desired room temperatures.

So….sufficient time needs to be built into any job in order to put the system into safe and effective working order.


There are many benefits in commissioning new installations of commercial and industrial heating equipment.

It can identify any problems at the earliest possible stage, which will in turn prevent disruption to heating/hot water supply and save or reduce the cost of any corrective action.

Commissioning will also test installations for safety; preventing issues such as potential gas escape or CO poisoning, so will help businesses to comply with the legal obligations of keeping building occupants and visitors safe.

Simply put, commissioning is the process of verifying and documenting that building Owners get the building systems they bought, that they are operating in accordance with current occupancy and usage, and that they work.