equipment performance. There are four types of installation:
• Put In Place—This type of installation is described as simply uncrating a piece of equipment and putting it in place. There are no connections made and no performance testing done.
• Pure Install—A pure installation involves connecting the piece of equipment to gas, electric, and water lines on-site. This includes making sure it’s wired and plumbed, but not turning on the equipment or testing for performance issues.
• Startup—This process includes technical performance testing of the equipment (i.e., turning it on, making adjustments and running through paces) to make sure it operates to specification.
• Demo—The final step is an actual demonstration and training on how to operate the equipment or suite of equipment by a manufacturer’s representative or an ASA.
|There are many benefits to having a factory ASA install your new equipment. When a piece of equipment is installed by an ASA, the agent takes full ownership for the installation being professional and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the installation is complete according to manufacturer’s specifications, the ASA can create a record of that equipment, ensure they have adequate parts in stock to repair the equipment and make recommendations regarding planned maintenance, cleaning and proper care.
If the equipment is installed and cared for properly, it will be much more likely to perform as specified, with reduced repair expenses throughout its entire life cycle. The ultimate goal of any maintenance and installation program is to avoid downtime and maximize efficiency and proper functioning. The benefits are many, including peace of mind, but the bottom line is that proper maintenance, service and installation will help operators maximize profits.