Maintenance and commissioning engineers regularly have to test protection relays as well as calibrate measurement transducers, energy meters, and power quality devices. For protection relays, testing on site is common practice, whereas the other devices in many cases are sent to a laboratory for calibration, resulting in considerable efforts and costs. In order to cover all test applications and all calibration tasks on site with a single instrument, reliability, powerful output characteristics and outstanding precision must be combined in one instrument.
In this episode Matt Nelson talks about the steps he utilizes when looking at an Air Handling Unit during the commissioning process. He has focused this discussion on indoor units and walk-through a unit section by section.
The ACP designation was created for those who are on the path to become a CCP but do not yet have the education and experience required to acheive that certification. The mark of a dedicated and goal-oriented commissioning professional, the benefits of this accreditation include:
To earn the ACP designation, participants must complete an application that is reviewed by the Building Commissioning Certification Board and pass a comprehensive two-hour examination.
New Certification from AEE
New for 2012 and developed with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Master’s Level Certified Building Commissioning Professional (MCBCP) certification is intended for energy professionals already involved and experienced in building commissioning who want to take their skills and credentials in the field to the next level, including establishing expertise in the use of life cycle building commissioning – integrating the components and practices of commissioning into a single, seamless approach designed to cover the lifetime of use of a building. The MCBCP certification is intended to raise the professional standards of those involved in life cycle building commissioning, and to award special recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in the specialized and advanced practice of building commissioning.