Powervamp Commissioning Service

For total peace of mind and to ensure that your recent investment is correctly installed and optimised for site conditions, we encourage all clients to have their systems commissioned by one of our competent factory trained engineers.

Commissioning is the final and arguably the most important step in completing the installation of any system. Powervamp engineers are factory trained to commission any emergency lighting central battery systems, static inverter systems, static frequency converters and ground power units.

“…its critical that we minimise and control the risks in an appropriate way…”

Comprehensive checks are carried out to ensure your system is installed correctly and operates in accordance with relevant safety and performance standards. Our Safe Contractor approved service department can assist with site handovers, training & guidance as part of commissioning works.

The construction industry is one of the toughest when it comes to safety, and with site workers exposed to many risks, you can understand why. Powervamp is ‘Safe Contractor’ approved ensuring the highest level of safety and competency at all times.

Powervamp Commissioning at Paris

The service team commissioning Powervamp equipment at The International Paris Airshow 2017

As part of our preparation for site works, we will issue site-specific risk assessments and method statements for the anticipated work.

The purpose of writing risk assessments and method statements is ultimately to plan the work in advance whilst identifying the companie’s health and safety management. It’s critical that we minimise and control the risks in an appropriate way to protect your workforce and those that may be exposed.

“…airports and military sites require relevant permits and clearances before engineers are allowed on site…”

Carrying out an assessment therefore encourages planning for the task or activity. Rather than just going ahead with the work, and making things up as we go along.

Powervamp takes safety very seriously, all our engineers are electrically trained in their field of expertise and therefore carry ECS cards

The ECS is known as the Electro-technical Certification Scheme and is the occupational card scheme for UK electro-technical workers.  Whether you are a technically qualified manager or a trainee electrician, you will require a valid ECS card to prove your competence to industry standards.

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Powervamp staff ensure they are compliant with the required certification when carrying out electrical work

There is often confusion surrounding ECS and CSCS cards schemes.  If you see an electrical site job advertised that asks for a CSCS card, it is the usually ECS card that you will need.  The ECS scheme is affiliated to and recognised by the CSCS as the equivalent competence card. Most job advertisements ask for a CSCS card on any construction related jobs, however a CSCS card on its own will not allow you to carry out electrical work.

Airports and military sites require relevant permits and clearances before engineers are allowed on site. This often requires engineers to provide up to 5 years of personal & employment history to satisfy these stringent requirements.

“…engineers are proficient in the legislation applicable to emergency lighting and can therefore advise on non-compliant designs…”

Powervamp engineers work at many UK airports and military sites, and therefore have the clearances necessary to enter these sites. Although not always transferrable, often once an engineer is granted access to one of these sites, clearances for other sites are become easier.

All Powervamp products have a pre-defined, documented commissioning test procedure to ensure all systems are checked and tested to the highest standard.

For central battery and static inverter systems, a full battery discharge test for either 1 or 3 hours will be performed to ensure the system can supply sufficient power for the required duration. Cell voltages are monitored and recorded for future reference.

Powervamp Karl Service Manager

The team will travel the length and breadth of the UK to perform essential commissioning work

Also included are checks to ensure the system is installed in accordance with current legislation. Our engineers are proficient in the legislation applicable to emergency lighting and can therefore advise on non-compliant designs or installations.

Loadbank testing is a vital part of ground power unit commissioning, this is due to the nature and sensitivity of modern aircraft. Incorrect installation could cause serious damage to the aircraft, which could cost thousands of pounds to repair.

“…loadbank testing is a vital part of ground power unit commissioning…”

Powervamp have a number of 28V DC and 200/115V 400Hz loadbanks for commissioning and maintenance of all types of ground power units, some of these are detailed below:

On occasion, loadbank testing is also required for central battery system / static inverter system commissioning. As an option, Powervamp can provide a 30kW 50Hz loadbank for this scenario, larger loadbanks can be sourced if required.

After all testing is complete, a report is issued. A test certificate can be supplied which is often required for emergency lighting installations to prove a full duration test has been completed.  Powervamp takes pride in its approach to all commissioning work and will always ensure it delivers a first class service.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of our commissions services, or want to find out more about how the Powervamp Service team can assist your company – call 01934 643000 or email info@powervamp.com.



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