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Commissioning definitions and glossary

Commissioning definitions and glossary

All the abbreviations and terms used in the commissioning process listed with descriptions.
Acceptance document
contains the Owner's acceptance of a completed project phase and approval that the commissioning process must continue in the next phase.
is global commissioning guideline describing how to perform the commissioning process.
contains the Design Team's descriptions of how they have planned that the commissioning requirements are met in the project.
Best practices
is a specific approach that is recognized by a given industry as the best.
BMS
stands for "Building Management System" and is a control and management system for building installations. BMS is a monitoring and control system for buildings.
Commissioning (Cx)
is a general term for the commissioning process (see "commissioning process").
Commissioning activities (Cx Activities)
is the term for the works and activities covered by the Cx process.
is the leader and main responsible person to manage and the lead the commissioning process.
Commissioning Design Review (Cx Design Review)
is the interdisciplinary review conducted by the Cx Team.
Commissioning documents (Cx documents)
is the term for the documents prepared in the Cx process.
Commissioning inspections (Cx inspections)
are the visual inspections that the Cx Team performs.
contains all observations made/found during the entire commissioning process.
Commissioning Meeting (Cx Meeting)
are the specific commissioning meetings held by the Cx Team.
Commissioning organization (Cx Organization)
is the term for all the people who participate in the commissioning process. This includes the Cx Provider, Cx specialists, the Design Team, the Contractor, the builder, etc.
Commissioning Plan (Cx Plan)
contains the detailed plan of the commissioning activities on a construction project.
is a quality management process that verifies and documents that a building complies with the Owner's requirements.
Commissioning Progress Reports (Cx Progress Reports)
are ongoing reports on the progress and status of Cx Activities compared to the progress of the project.
Commissioning Provider (Cx Provider)
is the chief executive of the commissioning process.
Commissioning Report (Cx Report)
is the final report that summarizes the commissioning process performed.
Commissioning service description (Cx service description)
is the contractual requirements for the Cx process used in entering into agreements.
Commissioning specialists (Cx specialists)
are members of the Cx Team who specialize in specific Cx Activities.
Commissioning team (Cx Team)
is the term for the people who are responsible for and carry out the commissioning activities. This includes the commissioning leader and the commissioning specialists.
Commissioning test (Cx test)
is the final interdisciplinary system integration test performed by the Cx Team (see SIT test).
Commissioning test period (Cx test period)
is the period during which the final Cx tests are performed.
Contractor
is the party with whom the Owner has entered into a legally binding agreement on the execution of all or parts of the construction. (See turnkey contractor)
Cost-benefit
is a calculation method for assessing whether a Cx process can pay off. The costs of the Cx process are compared with the savings achieved by the introduction of the Cx process.
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
An EU declaration of conformity (DoC) is a mandatory document that you, as a manufacturer, or your authorized representative, need to sign to declare that your products comply with the EU requirements.
Design Team site inspection
persons employed by the adviser to carry out inspections. This can be, for example, visual inspection and review of operating and maintenance material.
Design Team
is the party responsible for designing the construction and often undertakes various project-related tasks.
Disc agreement
is an agreement that is entered into about the individual phases of the project.
DS 3090
is the abbreviation for the Danish standard for commissioning: "The commissioning process for buildings - Installations in new construction and major conversions".
Education plan
contains guidelines and descriptions of the teaching that must be carried out during and after the construction project, and which includes maintenance procedures.
FAT-test
stands for Factory Acceptance Test and includes testing of a system at the manufacturer's factory.
Handover
is when the building is taken into use for its intended purpose. For example, when users move in.
is a green building certification system. To get the highest credit score, you need to have a commissioning process implemented.
Load tests
are tests that require a specific load that can usually only be provided during the occupancy and operations phase; for example, by a given number of users using the building and the associated technical facilities.
Machinery Directive
The Machinery Directive sets requirements for machinery. It promotes harmonization through a combination of mandatory health and safety requirements and voluntary harmonized standards and it only applies to products that are to be placed on the EU market.
Machine manufacturer
is responsible for a machine system. In the case of assembled machines, one machine manufacturer is appointed who is responsible for the assembled machine system.
Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx)
are Cx Activities that are performed in the occupancy and operations phase, with the primary purpose of monitoring the construction.
Ongoing Cx
is the term for the commissioning process that continues into the occupancy and operations phase.
Operation and maintenance documentation (O&M documentation)
is the documentation that is used to be able to handle operation and maintenance of the building. These can be instructions for use, spare parts lists, emergency procedures, etc.
are the Owner's requirements for the construction, which the commissioning process must verify.
Phase approval
is acceptance of the completed project phase. The approval is made with the acceptance document.
Plant
is a technical installation that can function independently, for example a ventilation plant.
Pre-test
is the Contractor's system integration test (see SIT test).
Quality Assurance (QA)
is the quality assurance activities.
Review
is an analytical and structured review of a project material for compliance with defined requirements.
SAT-test
stands for "Site Acceptance Test" and includes testing of a plant when it is completed in construction.
Seasonal tests
are tests that require a specific season: summer or winter.
SIT-test
stands for "System Integrations Test" and an interdisciplinary system test that tests how several items work together and across contract and professional boundaries.
Site inspection
is a visual inspection of assembly.
System
are several items that work together, thereby together forming a system.
Systems Manual
describes the project's requirements for documentation.
contains an overview of all plant in the project that are to be tested.
Test paradigms
contains the description of how a test should be performed.
Test reports
contains the reporting of tests and explains the relationship between the test results and the expected results.
Test schedule
is the detailed plan of when the various tests are to be performed and by whom.
Test
is verification by, for example, visual inspection, measurement or function testing.
Turnkey Contractor
is a type of contractor that offers a more comprehensive service. They take responsibility for the entire project from start to finish, essentially delivering a "turnkey" solution. (See contractor)
Verification
is to prove the correctness or truth of something. In commissioning, it is verified that the construction complies with the commissioning requirements.

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