Originally posted by: aburgar
Yes BSEN62381 would be the one, but depending on the original posters enquiry telling him its as defined in BS62381 might not help. Only big companies can afford to look in the standards. He may wel have wanted a simple explaination in a few lines. Which is usually why I use the internet forums. I get a bit of advice and then do more detailed study if required.
I'm not sure I follow the argument that "only big companies can afford to look in the standards".
They can be viewed at on-line in many local libraries. In fact, Lancashire Libraries users are very lucky in that they can view the standards on-line (but not print) from their own home computers !
I'm not sure that "couldn't afford to comply" is a get-out where the standard is safety-related, or maybe even performacne-related. Of course, the small business takes the risk.
I for one am for lower cost standards, maybe even FoC, but who would pay for them to be generated?
Commissioning can't really be defined in a "few lines" unless a catch-all definition as presented in the CIBSE document is used.
But the point I think you've missed entirely, is that you offered an explanation of "hot and cold commissioning" which doesn't really align with the explanation of the specified commissioning stages for Automation Systems as outlined in the standard ?
EUR ING Graham Kenyon CEng MIET TechIOSH
G Kenyon Technology Ltd