Validate the contractual guarantees for a new project or during upgrades.
Typical parameters to evaluate: Guaranteed Power Output & Heat Rate. Sometimes this includes individual equipment such as boiler efficiency, condenser efficiency, etc. This applies as well to periodic testing on LTSA contracts or O&M contracts with perfromance guarantees
Protect the interest of the client. Each party has its own agenda and it is critical to establish the testing protocols, review the field work and agree with the test results. Uncertainty of results becomes contractually critical