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Topic Title: Electrical O&M Manuals
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Created On: 10 July 2012 10:57 AM
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 10 July 2012 10:57 AM
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good morning guys and girls.
looking for a little bit of help if anyone feeling generous?
im currently completing my 2396 design project and NEARLY completed it, however i have to create an electrical O&M Manual for my installation.

now this is completly new to me as im an installation sparky by trade and never had to do anything like this. any help or infomation or even a sample of one would be appreciated.
many thanks barry
 10 July 2012 11:40 AM
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You should include an introduction, description and purpose of the installation, emergency procedures, manufacturers information including warranties and guarantees, maintenance requirements including recommended list of spares, record drawings, certification/commissioning results, residual H&S and environmental information and de-commissioning procedures.

 10 July 2012 11:43 AM
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You don't need to complete the O&M manual, you just need to identify what "headings" it should contain and a brief description of what you would include under each heading.

Use this at your risk, but the sort of headings you are looking for are:

The purpose of the installation and index of designers, installers etc (all interested parties)

The technical specification of the installation and safety related information

The operation of the installation and safety aspects

Manufactureres information and recommendations on use of equipment

Modifications to the systems

Disposal of the systems

As Installed drawings



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 10 July 2012 02:15 PM
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Barry this 20 point model is issued as a guide to the M&E contractors on my site in the production of the O&M manuals

Section 1 About the project
Section 2 Change control
Section 3 Emergency Escalation Procedure
Section 4 Emergency Information
Section 5 Emergency Equipment Locations
Section 6 System Purpose and Scope
Section 7 Contractual and Legal Information
Section 8 Descriptions
Section 9 Equipment Schedules and asset register
Section 10Manufactures Operating Instructions and Procedures
Section 11Manufactures Operating Manuals and Literature
Section 12Maintenance Procedures
Section 13Spare Parts and Consumables
Section 14Disposal Instructions
Section 15Testing and Commissioning
Section 16Modifications
Section 17Drawings
Section 18Manufacturers and suppliers Literature
Section 19Product Guarantees and Warranties
Section 20Cross Referencing Index

Hope this helps good luck with your project

In a previous life as a contractor prior to the commencement of a new project it was always together with the risk assessment and method statement plus test sheets, the O&M manuals were started. The O&Ms put on the shelf and added to as the job progressed
The O&Ms started at the beginning of the job not scurrying round at the end trying to complete

 10 July 2012 04:27 PM
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Any use?

 10 July 2012 05:36 PM
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thanks guys some useful information there for me to take on board.

looking forward to completing it and handing it in... nearly forgotten what my family look like. i think C&G have a different clock to me!!

regards Barry

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