Meeting the sampling requirements of BSRIA BG29

The current BSRIA BG29 guidance was brought out in 2012, advising on the sampling regimes required when carrying out the pre-commissioning cleaning of closed systems and includes best practice from the start of a project through to practical completion and handover – at which point system operators should refer to the BSRIA BG50:2013 guidance.

The two guidance documents relating to pre-commissioning cleaning are:

  • BSRIA BG29:2012 Pre-commission Cleaning of Closed Systems
  • BS8552:2012 Sampling and Monitoring of Water from Building Services, Closed Systems – A Code of Practice.

Guardian can advise and design regimes to comply with the above, helping our customers to implement cost-effective and accurate sampling programmes, using a combination of on-site testing and UKAS accredited laboratory analyses.

For pre-commissioning sampling to be effective, it is Important to understand the layout of a system and sample key areas such as terminal units and extremities. Interpretation of pre-commissioning sampling is provided by Guardian’s in-house chemists and microbiologists.