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Datacenter - Commissioning

Project Description: 

Lotusworks were hired by our client to provide Quality Assurance (QA) inspections and management during the construction phase of a 60 MW datacenter to ensure general contractor and trade partners conformity to construction drawings, specifications, and the client’s quality program requirements.

We provided a team consisting of a QA Manager, and Electrical & Mechanical Inspectors to deliver this service. We use a systematic, quality-oriented process to verify and document that the construction and installation of the mechanical and electrical equipment, systems, and assemblies meet the design intent and the owner’s operational requirements. 

Project Services:

  • Review project documentation as it pertains to quality in design, quality in construction, quality in testing/commissioning, and quality in turnover and training.  
  • Review Project L1-L5 checklists and associated uploaded QC documentation (i.e. NETA reports, startup 
reports, torque reports, etc.
  • Work closely with GC to ensure sub-contractor and vendor inspection and Test Plans (ITP) are being correctly planned, communicated, and executed
  • Review sub-contractor and vendor test paperwork for accuracy and correctness. 
  • Attend the weekly GC Quality Meetings, schedule the site QA meetings, and attend daily Cx meetings as required.
  • Develop a QA inspection schedule in alignment with the GC construction schedule
  • Develop and maintain a quality non-conformances log for tracking of all non-conformances found and track the non-conformance through to its corrective action and subsequent inspection prior to energization and Level 3 commissioning.
  • Ensure that the project-specific Factory Witness Test program is coordinated to leverage testing from other sites.
  • Ensure that the GC schedules appropriate L2 inspections which include, First of Kind (FOK) mock-ups, Set in Place inspections, Pre-Energization Inspection, and Final Clean Inspections.
  • Witness L2 inspections which include, First of Kind (FOK) mock-ups, Set in Place inspections, Pre-Energization Inspection, and Final Clean Inspections.
  • Attend equipment energizations and vendor L3 startup activities.
  • Ensure that lessons learned are captured for future reference and quality management

Project Outcomes:

  • LotusWorks successfully managed and executed the QA program on the following systems:

Systems

 Process Water Distribution (PCW) piping and systems

 HVAC ductwork distribution systems

 Exhaust Fans

 Server floor HVAC and controls

 Humidifiers

 RTUs and AHUs

Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

 Fire Alarm Detection

Transformers

 MV Substations

HV Substations

 UPS Systems

Instrumentation & Building Automation and Controls

 Transfer Switch (ATS) and Transfer Switchgear

Distribution Panels

VFD's

 

 

 

   

  • LotusWorks brought much needed experience to the team with seasoned QA personnel, resulting in a smoother commissioning process, reduction in punchlist items, and an on time delivery of the facility to our clients facilities operations team.
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