The commissioning of the air scrubber is an important part of the process to make sure the equipment runs optimally. The factory testing irons out any small bugs, but running the equipment in production is critical to ensure the system delivers as required.
Firing up the system
With all connections in place, the unit was started. It automatically fills and maintains a constant level through monitoring with a Radar Sensor and opens a water supply valve automatically to refill as required. Once a sufficient level has been reached, the pump starts and cycles water through a filter, up over a series of sprinklers that soak the filter package. The water then falls through the package table and back to the pit where it can be once again drawn up by the pump.
Testing sensor’s and alarms
A small amount of water is diverted to the pH and EC sensors that control water quality. With the system running, all sensors can be tested and all alarm situations simulated to ensure the system is working correctly. Finally, levels of gas entering and exiting the module are tested to ensure the reduction of ammonia is achieved by the system as it was designed.
A training session with the user was carried. This covered start and stopping the unit as well as user level maintenance and troubleshooting. At this point, we show the client the system is operational and teach them how to maintain peak efficiency through regular maintenance and monitoring through the internet portal and our FarmConnect application. The ultimate goal is a well-functioning installation that run optimally at all times.