Imagine the unexpected happens during a demanding time, and your facility’s electrical system succumbs to a breakdown. All electricity-dependent equipment is affected, bringing essential day-to-day operations to a screeching halt – but it gets even worse. The facility is forced to stop all operations until repairs and equipment replacements are complete.
Electrical systems, plain and simple, must be proactively maintained, not just in instances of dire emergency. If you’re in a facilities management or building owner role, it’s especially vital for you to be aware of your equipment’s lifespan, and also understand its annual status. It’s also important that you know what services are available to help with planned maintenance to recognize issues before they become emergencies.
After months of research, we’ve curated a helpful and relevant list of the electrical services your facility can’t afford to skip. Keep the following list of electrical services in mind when seeking a licensed, certified, and trained electrician.
The infrared electrical systems survey can more efficiently and effectively track the performance of large amounts of electrical equipment than a standard manual inspection. Through infrared thermography, qualified contractors can spot electrical system problems related to panels, switchgear, breakers, starters, contactors, disconnects, motors, and more.
Infrared thermography is the most effective method for preventing outages, equipment failures, occupant hazards, and other emergencies before they happen. This is a noninvasive preventative measure, so facility operations won’t be interrupted during the test.
If you want to identify the arc flash hazards within your facility, an arc flash study is necessary. An arc flash study will result in the categorization of hazards for specific equipment based on the incident energy, in addition to the identification of the Arc Flash Protection Boundary. Within the Arc Flash Protection Boundary, workers must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Conducting arc flash studies in-house often places total liability in the hands of the employer; instead, consider an P.E.-backed arc flash study. The companies that perform these have the proper licensing, training, and expertise required to produce accurate results. Be sure to partner with an electrical contractor who has sufficient resources: the people, processes, partnerships, and technology needed to get the job done.
Through a torque and clean, qualified contractors can spot electrical system problems related to panels, switchgear, breakers, starters, contractors, disconnects, motors, and more. From improperly lubricated equipment, to dangerous debris in your panels and electrical gear, the issues addressed during a torque and clean can dramatically decrease the chances of critical equipment malfunctions.
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Electrical system malfunctions can be hard to detect, and you’ll only know something is wrong once it breaks. Work with a highly-skilled, safe-working electrician that understands your system.
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