Happy National Mammography Day!
Every year, National Mammography Day is observed on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Mammography Day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign.
Similar to a mammogram, having your electrical system check can help detect any potential electrical hazards and protect your facility. According to the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the risk of failure of electrical distribution components is 3x higher without preventive maintenance.
So, what tools can you use to detect potential electrical hazards in your electrical system?
An effective electrical preventative maintenance program should be performed on a routine basis per the National Fire Protection Association and should include the following tools and solutions.
- Visual Inspection by licensed electricians
- Infrared Thermography
- Ultrasonic Testing
- De-Energized Testing
- Energized Testing
- Voltage & Current Diagnostics
- Power Factor Testing
- Proper Torquing
- Power Quality Analysis
- Surge Suppression Analysis
- Electronic documentation
- Safety standards compliance
- Repairs and upgrades of electrical equipment
Performing electrical preventive maintenance requires specialized training and certifications. Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractors has a full-time commitment with staff and resources dedicated to maintaining electrical distribution systems.