Maintenance Program Tips to Prevent Equipment and System Failures

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Maintenance Program Tips to Prevent Equipment and System Failures

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When consistently working with electrical equipment, safety and efficiency are clearly the two most important things to consider. An electrical equipment failure can result in both serious injuries for your employees and major interruptions to workflow. When these interruptions occur, your company is forced to address these issues head-on, therefore wasting both time and money on repair services for idle equipment. 


Here at North Central Electric, we provide electrical preventive maintenance programs to both predict and prevent electrical equipment failure before it ever happens. Utilizing both predictive and preventative maintenance services, you ensure that your equipment will be uninterrupted and avoid costly damages, or even worse, workplace injuries. Below, we’re providing tips on how to strategize this plan! 


Developing the Maintenance Program: 

An electrical preventive maintenance program should always start with a detailed, focused plan before any work is done. In this phase, you’ll need to prioritize the equipment pieces that are most critical to your unique operation. Once you’ve done that, experts will apply a monitoring system to determine the length of usage cycles, enabling them to pinpoint any potential signs of fatigue or system failure. Infrared scanning of terminations, for example, is a great way to determine if your electrical equipment has any areas that need to be fixed. Before entering a maintenance plan, consider not only how many people you will need to perform the service operations, but also what level of expertise they will need to have. 


Consistency is Key: 

Like most things in life, predictive and preventative maintenance programs need to be consistent and regular to be as effective as possible. However, with that said, a truly strategic maintenance plan is built and designed around your busy schedule. To ensure that your equipment doesn’t fail, or reach a breaking point that requires costly repairs, all electrical systems require regular inspections and evaluations from certified technicians. Proper maintenance obviously will not ensure that your equipment will last forever, however, it certainly works to drastically prolong the inevitable deterioration.


Document Everything! 

In order to get the most out of your maintenance program, keeping key documents is an important, time-saving step. Some of these important documents include: schematics for your facility’s connected equipment and machines, manufacturer instructions for installation and maintenance requirements and last but not least, single-line diagrams for your facility. This will allow you to keep track of what maintenance has been completed and what you need to plan for next.


Call NCE Today to Schedule YOUR Preventative Maintenance Plan! 

If you have any doubts about the condition of your equipment or systems, it’s time to contact the experts at North Central Electric! At NCE, we offer a variety of predictive and preventative maintenance services, as well as 24/7 emergency service, so we can take care of your system and equipment needs any time and day. When you partner with us, you’ll gain access to a plethora of certified, expert technicians that will handle every part of this complicated process! Contact us today to learn more about these programs.