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Plumbing Commissioning Checklist Template

A plumbing commissioning checklist is used to carefully examine the piping system in a facility and prove it works according to its design. Use this checklist to ensure the installation follows code compliance requirements and the documentation, such as operation manuals, red line drawings, and LOTO procedures, meets standards.
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Plumbing Commissioning Checklist Template

Plumbing Commissioning Checklist


Is the work area clean, orderly, no leftover material or debris?

Are Safety Hazards addressed: sharp edges, low head clearance, missing equipment guards, etc.?

Are Maximo Tag, Nameplate, and Serial Number attached to equipment?

Is instrument gauges/meters labeling correct and operating in the normal range?

Are valves labeled according to standard?

Are equipment and components labeled according to labeling standard?

Are wall and ceiling penetrations repaired, painted, or replaced with equivalent material?

Has penetrations through fire rated construction been sealed with fire caulk and pillows?

Does the installation meet code compliance requirements?

Do isolation devices (valves, disconnects, etc.) have provisions for lock-out devices?

Has material been disposed or recycled in the proper containers (Ex: Wood, Metal, General Trash, Cardboard)?

Has abandoned, unused, or decommissioned equipment been wrecked out or removed from service (Note: Apply Red Tag, if applicable)?

Are manufacturer installation, operation, and start-up documents complete and verified?

Does equipment meet requirements for workspace clearance (Ex. Electrical panels, thermostats, etc.)?


Are equipment operation manuals and specifications submitted to the System Owner?

Are as-built documentation, such as red line drawings, are submitted to the System Owner?

Have LOTO procedures been documented for nonstandard or special electrical, mechanical, and chemical systems which will be needed for future use?


Are all new piping tie-ins to existing plumbing mains and submains coordinated with system owner for capacity and compatibility?

Are pipes labeled in compliance to the current Standard, including direction of flow and content?

Are dielectric unions on dissimilar metals installed where applicable?

Is chilled water piping, both supply and return, insulated per design?

Are rains sized properly, in proper location, and traps installed per design?

Is all gravity drain piping sloped a minimum of 1/8" drop per linear ft or greater as required by system capacity and building code?

Are plumbing fixtures vented to correct location with properly sized vent line as required?

Does the supply water piping include the properly sized water arrestor?

Are new chilled water piping systems chemically passivated per current Standards

Are all pipe weldments made with sil-fos, unless otherwise approved by system owner?

Does the system meet performance design criteria for operation and control (temperature, end of line pressure, flow rates, test and balance, etc.)?

Is the pipe properly supported?

Are Aerators/Strainers in place and clean?

Are faucet/flush handles secured and properly aligned?

Are joints between fixtures and walls, floors, and counters sealed?

Are fixtures installed consistent with ADA and Code requirements?

Are any additional commissioning checklist(s) complete, if applicable?


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