March 2021 Newsletter
You may find yourself asking, “What exactly is switchgear”? Switchgear is the combination of transformers, electrical panels, disconnects, fuses and circuit breakers in your electrical system that provide power to your electrical equipment.
Switchgear is vital to your facility, but the preventative maintenance needed for it to operate safely and efficiently is often on the bottom of the to-do list for facility managers. Switchgear is subject to wear and tear, which will slowly deteriorate over time. Without proper maintenance, failures in the switchgear may occur that can be costly and dangerous. There are numerous benefits to keeping your switchgear in proper operating condition:
- Safety- One of the most important reasons why switchgear should be well maintained is to keep everyone safe. Without routine inspection and testing, it can experience equipment failures that put others at risk of electrocution, fires, or even explosions.
- Increased Lifespan- Regular maintenance of switchgear will increase its lifespan to help get the most out of your equipment investment and extend its life cycle. Fewer replacement cycles means more cost savings for your facility.
- Reduced Amount of Unexpected Equipment Failures- Sticking to a regular maintenance schedule will ensure that the switchgear is working properly and will reduce the chance of equipment failure. If equipment breaks because of poor maintenance practices, a more proactive maintenance program most likely would have prevented the issue.
Gray Connective can perform preventative maintenance tasks on your facility’s switchgear including thermal scanning, cleaning, checking mechanical connections, testing operations and inspection of individual components. Our skilled technicians will develop a routine maintenance plan for your switchgear which is important for receiving dependable performance.
Gray Connective is a commercial and industrial electrical contractor serving the greater Lehigh Valley and western New Jersey for over three decades. We offer companies the ability to work with confidence and peace of mind through our electrical solutions and competitive prices.
Contact Gray Connective for more information on how we can perform routine maintenance on your facility’s switchgear to reduce the likelihood of failure.