Machine Installation and Commissioning (including supervision)

Machine installation and commissioning is a key part of putting the machine into service. If installation and commissioning is carried out carefully using the correct procedures, it is an investment in the machine´s serviceability and reliability for its entire service life.

All tasks carried out on the machines are recorded, delivered to the user and also filed for further reference if needed.

Installation procedures

A suitable rigid and safe cradle must be provided for proper machine seating, as well as a clutch ensuring the safe transmission of torque from the driving to the driven equipment. Our engineers check whether the clutch allows the required axial and radial clearances to compensate for the thermal dilation of the machines and the bearing lift in sliding bearings.

Main tasks carried out:

  1. Visual inspection of the cradle
  2. Inspection of the clutch
  3. Proper machine axial alignment checking and correction
  4. Checking the main and auxiliary electric circuit connection
  5. Checking the cooling circuit connection
  6. Checking the lubricating circuit connection

Commissioning

Mechanical and electrical installations are inspected first to check whether the required parameters are kept. Subsequently, all auxiliary and supervisory circuits required for machine starting and operation are checked.

Main tasks carried out:

  1. Visual inspection of the main cable terminals
  2. Check of the cooling and lubricating systems
  3. Electrical measurement and check of all the machine´s wiring
  4. Testing and calibrating setup parameters
  5. Protection testing
  6. Excitation system and Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) setting
  7. Checking the idle running, load running and connecting the generator phases to the grid
  8. Checking the operating parameters – load sharing, checking operating temperatures and vibrations

As soon as the parameters are set and the correct operation tested and confirmed the commissioning work is considered completed and the equipment is handed over to the customer with a record (description of the work, set values, summary, recommendations for the future use of the machines).