Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

Seasonal power demands of the summer and winter months place larger demands on your electrical system. To make sure everything is in good working order, electrical systems should have a thorough inspection by a licensed electrician every 3 to 5 years.  
Preventive maintenance of electrical systems goes beyond the visual or scheduled predictive maintenance work. Full electrical preventative maintenance is a complete look at the electrical system and includes;

  • Inspect Electrical Preventative Maintenance Items
  • Re-torque Connections
  • Checking Panel Boards
  • Inspecting PLCs for Effectiveness
  • Making Sure Lock-Out Tags are in Place
  • Inspection of Heating and Cooling Units
  • Lighting
  • GFCIs
  • Shutdown Mechanisms
  • IR Scans for Predictive Maintenance of Electrical Power Distribution Systems
  • Arc Flash Studies (to meet new NFPA 70E / NEC / OSHA requirements)
  • Insulation Breakdown and Ground Testing
  • Maintenance Service Contracts

The most important part about performing preventive maintenance is that it must be planned and it must be consistent. Regardless of the type of tool used to identify problems, all electrical repair/install work should be done by a licensed electrician. 

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging is also important, as it helps detect and troubleshoot electrical problems to prevent costly shutdowns and outages. Electrical equipment tends to heat up before it fails, hiding the problem until it becomes “self-evident.” Fortunately, thermal imaging cameras instantly make those hot spots visible so you can identify them in time to investigate further, plan repairs, and get things fixed before they stop working or become dangerous. FAB Electric can scan electrical cabinets, breaker panels, fuses, bolted connections, and switchgear with a thermal imager and get an instant picture of unknown impending troubles.
Along with showing where heat issues have developed, infrared cameras provide a more accurate way to measure the temperature of energized components without having to touch and probe the equipment. Our thermal imaging equipment offers on-screen spot meter and area box diagnostic tools to help quickly quantify the problems to best determine when the equipment has exceeded its temperature limit and needs to be taken offline for replacement or repair. Call us TODAY to schedule your Thermal Imaging consultation and stay ahead of those unexpected electrical outages or interruptions.

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