Batteries are considered the most critical, yet vulnerable component of the emergency power system. In fact, battery failures are one of the leading root causes of load loss. A comprehensive preventive maintenance program for your emergency power system’s batteries is one of the most cost-effective measures you can take to ensure system reliability and prevent costly downtime.
Grounding of electrical equipment protects your personnel and equipment from over-voltages, faults, and lightning. It ensures system voltage stability by providing a solid reference to earth. Grounding also establishes a reference to control electrical noise that can interfere with proper operation of your electrical equipment. Periodic testing to verify grounding system integrity is essential for safeguarding your operations and overall business.
Most electrical equipment generates heat during normal operations. Usually, this heat is safely dissipated on its own. However, problems can develop when components generate excessive heat due to corrosion, loose connections, or overload. Infrared (IR) inspections identify these abnormal thermal rises in electrical and mechanical equipment before they cause an unplanned outage.
In its 30-plus year lifespan, a protective relay may only need to operate for a fraction of a second. But when it's needed, it has to perform. Servicing protective relays per manufacturer and NETA recommendations ensures they work properly to prevent injury or extensive damage to your plant during an electrical distribution abnormality.
Plant turnarounds constitute your single largest maintenance expense. Part of ensuring a successful turnaround is controlling the time and cost associated with the outage, while making sure your assets get the service needed to continue performing safely and reliably. Smart Turnarounds and outage services can help you make the most of planned maintenance time.
Automatic transfer switches are a great solution during fault or outage situations, seamlessly shifting loads from normal supply to standby power. Regular preventive maintenance ensures that your switches are ready to perform when necessary. With regular inspection and testing, you can avoid switch malfunction that can be detrimental to property, profits and personnel.