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Switch Gear Preventative Maintenance and Breaker Testing

breaker testingOne of the most overlooked areas in equipment reliability programs is the electrical system that supplies power to production equipment. A faulty electrical system can put an entire plant out of operation, but yet it gets less attention than individual production equipment. Many manufacturing plants spend thousands of dollars to care for plant production equipment but spend little, if any on the electrical infrastructure of the plant.

Many people have a false sense of security about their electrical system because they have not experienced problems in the past. Unfortunately with the electrical system you won’t know if you have a problem until a fault develops in your system and it results in an arc flash, blown bus bar, a circuit breaker melt down, or worse, a fire.

Proper electrical maintenance involves a lot more than just tightening loose connections. An electrical system requires cleaning, lubrication, linkage adjustment, and electrical testing. If your system has ground faults they should be electrically tested and calibrated.

Switchgear preventative maintenanceAnnual Preventative Maintenance

  • Infrared Thermal Survey.
  • Switchgear preventative maintenance by cleaning and lubrication.
  • Breaker contact resistance testing.
  • Operation and inspection of Pringle and Bolted pressure switches.
  • Visual inspection of cables.
  • Transformer visual inspection and oil sampling.

Electrical Testing (Every 2-3 Years)

  • Electrical testing of circuit breakers.
  • Electrical testing of transformers.
  • Operational testing of ground faults.
  • Insulation testing of cables.
  • Contact resistance of fuses.

Switchgear preventative maintenanceDon’t wait for a power outage before getting serious about electrical preventative maintenance. We provide a full-line of electrical testing and preventative maintenance services aimed at helping our clients maintain the integrity of their electrical systems. We offer on-site testing or shop service for your spare breakers. We’ll pick up your circuit breakers, service them and return them along with an engineered test report. Breaker reconditioning and Solid State trip unit upgrades also available to extend the life of the circuit breaker.

Electrical Testing and Electrical Maintenance

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