Maintenance Programs


Electrical equipment failures account for millions of dollars in damage and lost business every year. This problem is only going to worsen unless active steps are taken to counter the trend.  Ironically, more than two-thirds of electrical system failures can be prevented by a routine preventive maintenance program.

The failure rate of electrical equipment is three times higher for components that are not part of a scheduled preventive maintenance program as compared with those that are. In addition, a planned program allows the equipment owner to schedule the system outage at a time of their choosing rather than having to correct major problems resulting from an always untimely failure.

The purpose of our programs are to provide the business owner with recommended practices and frequencies that would form the core of a regularly scheduled electrical preventive maintenance program.

 

 

Recommended  Maintenance Practices

At Electrotec Solutions we can conduct an agreed upon program to suit your requirements, this can be done at a fixed yearly rate which can be paid in instalments. This will go a long way toward preventing any major disruptions to your production.

The following sections are segmented by equipment type. For each component, a recommended minimum practice for preventive maintenance is provided. Any or all of the following can be included in your program.

Lighting

Maintain lamp quality, clean difusers fittings. Ensure corrent orientaiton of gimbled fittings and check lux output.

Conductors

Examine insulation for signs of deterioration, cracking, flaking, or \overheating. Examine all connections for signs of overheating, cracked or broken connectors, and signs of tracking or arcing. Ensure that conductors are clean and dry.
Examine and clean all connections, and torque to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Enclosures

Ensure that all enclosure panels, doors, and structures are well-maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. During de-energized maintenance, enclosures are to be vacuum cleaned of all loose dirt and debris Any buildup of dirt or other contaminates that will not come off with vacuuming cleaned with lint free rags using cleaning solvents

Auxiliary Devices

Inspect operating devices for proper operation and general condition.
Ensure all indicating devices are fully functional and properly set.
Protective relays and circuit breaker trip devices inspected and tested according to manufacturers’ specifications and applicable industry standards.

UPS Systems

Clean interior and exterior of cabinets and enclosures, ensuring that any areas of corrosion and/or deterioration are repaired as necessary. Clean all vent and air circulation openings and ensure freedom from obstructions. If installed, clean cooling fan blades and motor housings. Ensure that motor bearings are properly lubricated and that fan blades are properly secured to drive shafts. Examine for signs of moisture contamination and correct if necessary. Clean and examine all electrical connections for signs of corrosion or deterioration.
Ensure all connections are tightened according to manufacturer’s specifications. As applicable, clean and test all breakers, disconnects, and relays.Check all system alarms and indicating lights for proper operation.

Record Keeping

The electrical preventive maintenance program should be well-documented as to scope and frequency of maintenance. Record all routine maintenance activities and
the results of routine testing for trending purposes. Document all repair and/or replacement of electrical components. When changes are made to the electrical distribution system, update all applicable drawings and maintenance schedules to reflect the changes. Ensure that spare parts inventories are updated for any new equipment added based on the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Felix has been a shining light among tradesmen that we have encountered in the Dandenong South and wider Melbourne area. During a very trying Christmas period, Felix attended our site on a number of occasions, sometimes in the middle of the night (2am) to try and get us up and running given our production deadlines. In addition to his positive attitude, Felix also is well connected and if he is unable to fix a problem that is outside of scope will recommend high quality trades people of high repute. Be it stand alone or working alongside other trades, his work is of a high standard and he conducts himself in a professional manner, efficient, honest, well priced and full of integrity, I would highly recommend Felix to anyone looking for electrical work to be undertaken” “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I cannot express our gratitude sufficiently. What a life saver you and of course the 2 workmen are, We had dreadingly thought that another 2 weeks would pass and we would have had to disappoint our customers by staying closed for renovations. Thank you for coming to our rescue, the renovations would not have been completed without your professional help.”