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The comprehensive Electrical Maintenance Health Check Program is designed to promote maximum operating reliability of the facility electrical system along with a safe electrical system.
There are many factors that determine how long the Electrical Maintenance Health Check Program will take to complete depending on the size of the facility and the scope of the work. The Electrical Maintenance Health Check Program is divided into four phases. The first phase is the Health Check Survey. The average survey can typically be completed in one day. Once completed, all the findings are documented in a report along with recommendations for any changes or maintenance that may be required. The second phase is to either support, assist, or perform the changes that may be required. The third phase is to perform the electrical system maintenance. The fourth phase is a reverification once the changes and/or maintenance have been completed. This is performed to insure that changes and maintenance have been completed correctly and that no hidden deficiencies now surface due to the changes.
The Health Check Survey consists of three distinct services. These services are an electrical system evaluation, power quality services, and electrical system maintenance that meets and exceeds the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70B titled Electrical Equipment Maintenance, NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) Maintenance Testing Guidelines, and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards.
Verification, inspection, and testing of the electrical system that begins at the electrical service entrance and continues on to the equipment receptacles. The testing process covers the earthing system, electrical service grounding and bonding methods, electrical distribution system, a percentage of the facility receptacles, and infra-red thermography inspection of the electrical equipment. The verification, inspection, and testing process examines the electrical system from the stand point of the NEC (National Electrical Code), IEEE Std. 142 titled Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, IEEE Std. 1100 titled Powering and Grounding Sensitive Electronic Equipment, OSHA personal safety requirements, NFPA 70E titled Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces, and accepted industry testing and specifications standards.
Power quality monitoring is performed using a graphic power line data acquisition instrument for recording and analyzing electrical system operation. Some of the information recorded is voltage quality, harmonics, power anomalies, and power system efficiencies. The recorded information is used to determine if the quality of power is within an acceptable range as compared to electric utility standards, EPAct (National Energy Policy Act of 1992), IEEE Std. 1100, IEEE Std. 1159 titled Practice for Monitoring Electric Power Quality, IEEE Std. 519 titled Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems, and accepted industry specification standards.
Electrical system maintenance is performed for all critical paths (e.g. sensitive electronic equipment such as computer equipment, PC's, workstations LAN/WAN equipment /systems, POS, and telecommunication equipment) and any problem areas as identified from the infra-red thermography inspection.
Operating environment and equipment installation practices are examined for the sensitive electronic equipment. The evaluation, inspection, and testing process follows NEC, IEEE Std. 1100, NFPA 75 titled Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Processing Equipment, EIT/TIA (Electronic Industry Assoc./Telecommunication Industry Assoc.) Std. 568, 606, and 607, and accepted industry specification standards.
An operating environment evaluation examines temperature and humidity, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). This information is compared to industry standards, manufacturers parameters, and internal company specifications. This step is conducted because a poor environment can adversely effect the operating performance of sensitive electronic equipment.
The equipment installation examination focuses on the installation methods that were used for the sensitive electronic equipment along with the data cable management practices. The installation methods are examined and compared to industry standards, applicable codes, manufacturers procedures, and internal company practices. This step is to determine if operating performance of the sensitive electronic equipment is effected by the manner in which it was installed.
• Electrical One-Line Drawings • Load Balancing
• Electrical Equipment Labeling • Circuit Tracing