What is Commissioning? And what does it have to do with a Cannabis facility?
The term commissioning comes from shipbuilding. A commissioned ship is one deemed ready for service. Before being awarded this title, however, a ship must pass several milestones. Equipment is installed and tested, problems are identified and corrected, and the prospective crew is extensively trained. A commissioned ship is one whose materials, systems, and staff have successfully completed a thorough quality assurance process. Commissioning activities, in the broader sense, are applicable to all phases of the project, from the basic and detailed design, procurement, construction and assembly, until the final handover of the unit to the owner, including sometimes an assisted operation phase.
Cannabis facility commissioning should take the same approach to new building, facility, equipment and operations. When a new cannabis extraction or infusion facility is initially commissioned it should undergoes an intensive quality assurance process that begins during design and continues through construction, occupancy, and operations. Commissioning ensures that the new facility and processes operate initially as the owner intended and that cannabis facility staff are prepared to operate and maintain its systems and equipment.
During commissioning one should follow a through process of assuring that all systems and components of a Cannabis facility are designed, installed, tested, operated, documented and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client. A commissioning process may be applied not only to new projects but also to existing units and systems subject to expansion, renovation or revamping.
In practice, the commissioning process comprises the integrated application of a set of engineering techniques and procedures to check, inspect and test every operational component of the project, from individual functions, such as instruments and equipment, up to complex amalgamations such as modules, subsystems and systems.
During the construction phase we make ourselves available to your general contractor to be sure that he understands the intent of the planning documents to remove any construction design problems that may impact operations.