Power and electrical system maintenance
1 CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOUR (PDH) AVAILABLE UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN EXAM.
It’s well known that maintaining electrical equipment in industrial facilities is fundamental for optimizing equipment performance and reliability, and preventing unplanned downtime. Today, such maintenance is not only recommended, it’s required.
The most recent version of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace stipulates that facility managers must conduct maintenance on electrical equipment — and not just overcurrent protective devices — in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions or industry consensus standards. Additionally, the facility manager must document those maintenance activities.
The central objectives of any maintenance program are to extend the life of the equipment, increase facility uptime and improve plant safety.
- Gather basic information about NFPA 70E and how it affects facility managers.
- Review the things to consider when developing a maintenance and testing program.
- Understand that the central objectives of any maintenance program are to extend the life of the equipment, increase facility uptime and improve plant safety.
- Evaluate examples of electrical and power maintenance programs. Upon evaluating, learn how to build a better electrical testing and maintenance program.
H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd II, PE, CSP, CESCP, CUSP, CMRP, CRL, Life Fellow IEEE, Electrical safety expert and consultant
Tracy Wagoner, Senior Electrical Systems Manager, Associate, Henderson Building Solutions, Lenexa, Kansas
Tyler Wall, Associate Editor, CFE Media and Technology