Periodic Firepack inspections
The Activities Decree dictates the environmental demands a company must be able to meet. The decree states that, per 2016, all pump sets must be periodically inspected and approved by a SCIOS-accredited organisation. WB Firepacks offers an inspection and approval service to help you comply with regulations. SCIOS is the Dutch foundation for the certification of maintenance and inspection of combustion plants (www.scios.nl).
How does a SCIOS-certificate affect your pump installation?
The specifications of your installation impose specific SCIOS-requirements:
|Thermal input power||Non-gas-fired installation|
|< 20 kW||No required inspection|
|20 - 100 kw||Once every 4 years|
|> 100 kW||Once every 2 years|
The following SCIOS-components are checked during inspection:
- Scope 4: inspection of combustion motor and gas turbines.
- Scope 7c: fuel lead; only for installations with an external tank.
The inspection procedure
Step 1: Initial Special Inspection (ISI)
Have you begun using a new installation, or has your pump set never been inspected? Then the first step is to perform an Initial Special Inspection (ISI). WB Firepacks can perform ISIs when commissioning your Firepack, pump sets by other manufacturers, of Firepacks which have already been in service. During the ISI, we check whether your installation’s design complies with applicable standards and regulations. Next, the limit values and inspection instructions for follow-up inspections are determined; this is an essential step of the SCIOS-procedure.
Stap 2: Periodic Inspection (PI)
Following the ISI, your installation must be inspected periodically – and WB Firepacks can also perform PIs on your behalf. Using the ISI report, the following aspects are verified: safety precautions present, any adjustment, and demonstrability of maintenance.
SCIOS-proofing your installation
If you have any questions about SCIOS-regulations and/or the certification of your pump sets (whether or not they are WB Firepacks), then do not hesitate to contact us.