Site acceptance test
So, there it is. The unit is in, the power, water and waste all connected. It was time for the magic moment. The main power switched on and with a press of a button, Italy’s first Porcus air scrubber came to life. Over the next hour the team carried out the Inno+ Site Acceptance Test or SAT for short. At the heart of the air scrubber system is the main water pump providing a continuous circulation of the process water. First, we test for simple yet critical points. Is the pump turning the right way? Are there any leaks? After this, some more in depth tests. We confirm the pump is performing hydraulically with sufficient flow at the correct pressure. Typically, we have 0.5bar of pressure at the sprinklers but, the larger the air scrubber, the more flow is required. We also need to ensure the pump is not working too hard to do this. By testing the Voltage and amperage, we can confirm the power used by the pump.
After this, we can move on to testing individual components and their automatic functions. For example, we calibrate the pH sensor to ensure the controller will display the correct value at all times. We then use low and high pH solutions to trigger the activation of the Acid and Alkali pumps respectively. We trigger the water level detection assembly to ensure that all valves open and close as intended.
We also simulate all emergency situations to ensure all alarm systems function correctly and protect the system.