Pre-commissioning is a critical project phase that takes place following the construction of piping and process systems, but before those process products are introduced into the systems. The purpose of pre-commissioning is to safeguard the integrity of your systems and ensure they don’t have debris or contaminants that can damage equipment and delay system startup.
Helps ensure project ROI
Reduces startup delays
Ensures the operability of critical equipment, which maximizes system uptime
In this post, we cover the most common pre-commissioning methods for cleaning your system of mill scale, debris and other contaminants. It’s important to note, when you enlist a service provider to handle pre-commissioning for your system, these techniques should be customized to your system.
Air Blow Cleaning
In air blowing, air is pumped through your system at more than 1.5 times PSI above normal operation, creating a drag force that removes debris
The process involves specialty equipment to pressurize the system, including: air receivers, quick-opening valves, oil-free, dry compressed air and fittings and hoses
Once pressurized, stored energy pushes out debris in a controlled manner so it doesn’t damage expensive equipment downstream
Air blowing is the simplest, fastest, and least expensive cleaning method