Malfunctions in your industrial electrical system can bring production activities to a screeching halt. A solid electrical system serves as the foundation for your business, so ensuring that this system is functioning properly should be a priority.
Investing time into routine maintenance will help you avoid sudden blackouts that can lead to costly production delays and require costly repairs to fix.
1. Keep all of your electrical equipment clean.
Industrial electrical systems operate in environments where dirt contamination is a threat. Production facilities, warehouses, and other industrial spaces can be extremely dirty. When dirt and debris combines with moisture in the air, a film can cover your electrical components.
This film prevents proper contact between electrical components, compromises heat dissipation, and can lead to the premature corrosion of your electrical system. Taking the time to clean your electrical equipment on a regular basis will help you improve the performance of your industrial electrical system in the future.
2. Keep all production machinery in good condition.
Maintaining the machinery that you use in the production process is a critical component when it comes to caring for your industrial electrical system. Machinery that is in need of repair can draw more electricity than machinery that is running efficiently.
This added burden on your electrical system can cause the system to short out. Undue stress is placed on electrical relays, wiring, and circuits when the electrical demands of your machinery increase. Conducting routine maintenance to keep machines working efficiently will help you better maintain your industrial electrical system.
3. Invest in regular thermographic inspections.
One tool that you can use to maintain the quality of your industrial electrical system is a thermographic inspection. These inspections are designed to identify hot spots throughout your electrical distribution system. When an electrical component isn't functioning properly, some of the electricity moving through the component will escape and generate heat.
Using a thermographic inspection to identify areas where the heat signature is higher than it should be allows you to replace malfunctioning electrical components before they can compromise the safety and performance of your electrical system as a whole.
Routine maintenance is essential to the overall health of your industrial electrical system. Be sure that you are cleaning your electrical components regularly, keeping your machinery in good condition, and using thermographic inspections to identify potential problem areas within your electrical distribution system as you strive to maximize the performance of your industrial electrical system in the future.