Step 8 – Supply, Installation, Training and Commissioning

 

In this stage the real work begins resulting in a working laboratory.

 

Step 8a – Supply

Transport comes with many rules and regulations. In this phase all parties know exactly what to provide and the client knows exactly what to receive. For the reason that the supply comes with many rules and regulations we use the Incoterms as our standard. This clearly defines the risk and cost for each party.

 

To ensure that the client receives what they have ordered we can offer various services such as:

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

 

  • Packing and Marking
  • Open Package Inspection (OPI)
  • Documentation check (Packing List, certificates, drawings, etc)
  • Functionality check
  • many more possibilities; to be discussed and agreed upon.

Finally when the Client (or assigned inspector) is satisfied we will receive an Inspection Release Notification (IRN). As a result the IRN is basically the “green light” to proceed with shipment.

 

Consequently we can make arrangements with the forwarders (shipping companies). We will be able to fine-tune the export and import documentation (Certificate of Origin, Packing list, Bill of Lading etc.).

This, off course, in close cooperation with the client to ensure a smooth transition to the final destination.

 

As a result of our long time experience with the supply we have transport document templates available or can certainly use yours when available.

Step 8b – Installation

Every project is different but each project requires flexibility of the team. For the reason that we need to make steps forward instead of standing still. This is exactly what we strive to be; flexible and problem solving.

Labs31 will provide a team of technicians, engineers, supervisors, project managers, etc. Depending on the contractual agreement made.

 

The following activities are identified in the installation process and for each activity Labs31 can provide services:

Unloading of container/truck/boxes

 

  • Checking of material against packing list.
  • Verify if the material is not damaged.
  • Ensure that material will be brought to the assigned location.

Unpacking of the material

 

  • Checking of material against packing list.
  • Verify that all items are undamaged.
  • Ensure that items will be placed in the right location and as per storage procedures.

Installation (Supervision) of Furniture / Gas Network

 

  • Installation is being done by specialists (preferably from manufacturer).
  • The Foreman of installation team reports to our Supervisor.
  • Supervisor will process documentation (progress report, time sheets, permits, etc.).
  • Supervisor will steer the team to meet the project schedule.

Installation (Supervision) of Electra / Data

 

  • Installation is being done by qualified Electricians using the correct tools.
  • Foreman of Electrical team reports to our Supervisor.
  • Supervisor will process documentation (progress report, time sheets, permits, etc.).
  • Supervisor will steer the team to meet the project schedule

Installation (Supervision) of Equipment

 

  • Installation is being done by Labs31 team; for some equipment the manufacturer’s specialist.
  • Supervisor will process documentation (progress report, time sheets, permits, etc.).
  • Supervisor will steer the team to meet the project schedule.

Step 8c – Training & Commissioning

 

Finally we have reached the phase where all material has been put on its location, however we need to ensure that they are functioning properly.

Commissioning procedures are executed to check good working order.

 

Depending on the experience of the chemists and their familiarity with the standards and equipment we can assist with training

Type of training

 

  • Familiarization training. Based on installation of equipment and showing that it works. Consequently the laboratory staff shall have already a high level of experience with this test and equipment.
  • Detailed training. Based on installation of the equipment and explaining how the equipment works to your laboratory staff. Therefore the laboratory staff shall have at least general (scientific) and laboratory knowledge.
  • Method training. Based on installation of the equipment and training of your laboratory staff how to perform the defined method. This will start with preparation of the sample up to the measured value.

Finally after the installation of the material and the training it is time to hand-over (or part of) the laboratory to the client. This is also referred to as commissioning.

In earlier stage it has been agreed upon how this process will be done. By using our (or clients) documents we go though this commissioning phase. As a result to ensure that we handover a good working laboratory to the client.

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