How Effective is Your Switchgear Maintenance Program?
on 05-15-201802:17 PM - last edited on 12-08-201810:11 AM by Bryan
While the generator set is the workhorse of your power system, your switchgear serves as the brains behind the brawn by protecting and isolating equipment plugged into the network and allowing more than one source to feed the load.
Periodic testing, maintenance, and upgrades of switchgear is critical for avoiding a catastrophic overload and even injuries to personnel, and yet some operations teams consider switchgear maintenance to be a low priority. Inspection and parts replacement is often deferred or ignored until a failure takes place.
We’d like to hear more about your switchgear maintenance program:
Why do you think switchgear maintenance is often neglected? Is the determining factor cost, time, complacency, or something else?
What are the key performance indicators you monitor that signal a switchgear failure is imminent?
How effective is the continuous monitoring of switchgear performance in your system?
What is the worst loss you’ve encountered from a switchgear failure?
What are the most effective tips and tricks you can share from your switchgear maintenance program?