Activities include Confirm complete installation of all required parts Perform

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Activities include: Confirm complete installation of all required parts Perform hydro test Perform pressure test Problem-solve all issues with gaskets, welds, & valves Perform system cleanout Caustic wash/surfactant to remove oil, grease, & other contaminants Detergent flush Acid wash to complete the cleaning process & remove elemental iron from stainless steel surfaces Visually inspect tanks & piping to verify that clean-in-place (CIP) systems are adequate Perform system passivation Chemical wash to protect cleaned stainless steel from chloride attack System sterility Initially, a system is sterilized by direct injection of low-pressure steam. Equipment, piping, and sterile barrier surface temperatures are checked and documented.
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24 When necessary, a sterility challenge is performed. The system is inoculated with sterile media, and bacteria growth is monitored for several days. If contamination occurs, the system is completely disassembled and inspected to identify the root cause. Sometimes, the system later shows evidence of contamination after a successful sterility challenge. AMG, Inc., can be called in to identify the source of contaminants and suggest actions that will prevent future contamination. What can cause repeated contamination of a previously sterilized production system? Examples include: Equipment design or maintenance Staff procedures or practices Stainless steel integrity Sterilizing equipment failure Clean-in-place equipment failure Building contaminants, such as airborne particulates & organisms Mechanical completion audits The audit includes such activities as: Confirm correct equipment installed Confirm correct installation procedure for each piece of equipment Check type & amount of lubrication Check rotation Electrical & instrumentation calibration & check-out Since many new processing plants install state-of-the-art control systems such as DeltaV™, commissioning and start-up include such activities as: Check hardware, including wiring, to ensure that each motor starts from the correct motor control center (MCC) Check software addressing to ensure each motor & instrument responds from the correct icon on the display Start all pieces of equipment Check power supply & functionality Check safety & software interlock sequences using o AMG, Inc., written documentation and/or o Client-written documentation reviewed by AMG, Inc. Perform system trial runs with water or sacrificial product Tune process control loops, such as temperature, pressure, flow Train operators Perform turn-over
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25 Start-up, Commissioning & Testing of Electrical Systems Introduction: Equipment readiness for a commercial service is proven by testing all its functions under different conditions. 'Do not believe, until it is proven' is the key to successful testing and satisfactory operation of electric systems. Equipment is finally proven when it is energized and tested on load during the start-up (first energisation).
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