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  • Writer's pictureCraig Drabyk

Method of Procedure (MOP) for Panel Relocation

Relocating an electrical panel or control panel is commonplace procedure that happens more than one might think. Renovations, new equipment installations, system upgrades, major repairs, or move-in of new building occupants are all events that often necessitate moving control panels from one place to another. The actual physical relocation, in and of itself, is not difficult, but preparation and planning of the process where mission critical systems are involved must be meticulously detailed to prevent down time and interruption of service. This is why Omni utilizes the Method of Procedure, or MOP, on such projects.

An MOP is a peer-reviewed document that coordinates, outlines, and organizes each project task down to the smallest detail. All MOPs are submitted and reviewed with the client and project team for mutual approval before a project can proceed. An MOP dictates the precise sequence of what has to happen, when, by whom, and at what time, ensuring smooth project execution with minimal-to-no problems or delays.

All MOPs include a precisely-detailed sequence of tasks, any risks involved, all necessary safety precautions and procedures, required materials, and special tools or equipment, then aligns all of these elements to the project schedule. Names and contact information for all personnel involved on the project are included in the MOP, as well as any enabling work that must be completed to prepare for shutdown. Projects proceed following the MOP document from start to finish, culminating in verification that all work has been completed and the panel is ready for start-up and commissioning.

About Omni

Omni Instrumentation & Electrical Services, Inc. is a premier instrumentation and electrical contractor, providing superior total care solutions since 1986. Services include instrument installation, tubing installation, instrument calibration, control loop testing, startup and commissioning, power and lighting, process control wiring, BMS wiring, telecommunications and data wiring, fire alarm wiring, security wiring, process network wiring, and control panel fabrication. Omni Instrumentation & Electrical Services, Inc., is certified in Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, DeviceNet and ASI-Bus installation.

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