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    Putting into operation vs. Commissioning

    Hello!
    What is the difference in the use of terms "commissioning" and "putting into operation"?
    Are they absolutely interchangeable or there are certain tints in their meaning, which limit their applicatoin in this or that context?

    Thank you

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    Re: Putting into operation vs. Commissioning

    I am an engineer who works in the field, commissioning equipment.

    Commissioning is the process where everything associated with the equipment is fully checked, all items are simulated or caused to happen, all possible events are tested, all methods of failure are accounted for. In other words, the complete design of the equipment is tested. Then, and only then, equipment is run and shown to be according to the design.

    This is commissioning.

    You could put equipment into operation without fully checking all systems. You can just run equipment and hope that all safety systems work according to plan.

    That is the difference. No manufacturer or reputable engineering firm would simply put equipment into operation.

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    Re: Putting into operation vs. Commissioning

    Thank you ever so much!
    Your answers are of great help and value to me, as I'm translating for engineers.

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