The world of engineering is constantly evolving, but one thing remains constant: you can never be too cautious with your electrical equipment. As an organization, your top priority needs to be the safety of your employees, ensuring that they all work in a secure environment that is without electrical hazards or dangers. Safety comes first, but productivity comes second. When you are using old, outdated electrical equipment, you jeopardize safety, and your business will lose efficiency, and in the end, money.
North Central Electric is the leading provider in Drexel Hill for top-quality field-testing services to ensure that your electrical equipment remains durable, safe, and always up to code. The most common field test that we perform is acceptance testing. This is one of the most important tests for job sites worldwide. The highly-trained NCE technicians have performed hundreds of acceptance tests and are here to give you the confidence that these inspections will have your equipment running better than ever.
What is Acceptance Testing
Acceptance testing is designed to predict the effectiveness of your electrical equipment, whether it is new or old. If you’ve just installed new equipment and want to confirm it meets code requirements, or you need a thorough examination of your current equipment to ensure it is still running properly, acceptance tests can accurately analyze your systems. An acceptance test provides a formal description of a software product. An acceptance test typically provides a binary result, pass or fail. A failure suggests the possibility of a defect in the system. Job sites often use acceptance tests as the main form of functional testing to meet business requirements.
Why Run Acceptance Tests?
For starters, it is most likely a necessity for your job site. NCE offers field-testing services (ANSI/IEEE, NETA Standards) for all our customers. Electrical testing and commissioning are performed to ensure the electrical apparatus meets industry and manufacturer standards and prove all protection controls and SCADA systems are operating as per engineered design.
Regardless of the industry, acceptance testing and commissioning are going to be required before using new electrical equipment. These tests include both visual and mechanical inspections to confirm that true equipment performance matches the design intent. As a neutral, unbiased, independent tester, NCE tests provide validity and credibility to your organization, protecting any manufacturer warranty and setting a standard for how future equipment can be monitored and compared.
These tests are also a great way to extend the life of your equipment. Performing these tests on new equipment is also critical to make sure they are installed and functioning properly. Acceptance testing will not only increase the safety of your job site but will save your business money on costly repairs. According to electrical equipment manufacturers, up to 30% of newly installed electrical equipment fails to operate properly!
Trust NCE For Your Acceptance Testing
You need to schedule acceptance testing for your job site in Drexel Hill with experts you can trust. Every single NCE tester is a NETA certified technician, extensively trained to install, test, and service a wide variety of electrical equipment. We always ensure a technician NETA Level III or higher is assigned to each project, giving you the confidence your equipment is in qualified hands. To learn more about professional acceptance testing services, contact NCE today.