Nothing lasts forever, but as with anything you own, there are always precautions and steps you can take to make sure something’s lifespan is as long as possible. This is especially important for businesses and industries with expensive equipment that is critical to a company’s daily functions, as spending money on constantly replacing equipment can quickly add up! That’s why it’s so important to have Electrical Preventive Maintenance.
Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) programs are scheduled maintenance checks on equipment and machinery to ensure critical electrical components are working properly. By making sure your EPM programs happen regularly, you can catch any problems or issues before it gets any worse or to prevent any machinery failures. There are 3 steps to EPM programs:
Assess- Assess the amount of time your machine could be out, what could be causing issues, the condition, and the age of the equipment you are going over. If no historical maintenance data exists, then understand how the invasive and non-invasive program should be implemented based on manufacturer suggested maintenance and industry standards.
Implement- Planning and performing the maintenance plan, and the procedures and schedules of the EPM program. This may include invasive and/or non-invasive procedures such as Infrared scanning, torque checks and lubrication of connection points.
Sustain- Steps taken after the EPM program to guarantee your machine stays in top shape. Monitoring systems and program audits continue to provide valuable feedback for timely reviews and predictive maintenance.
A good electrical company will know how to perform an EPM program for your business, whether you’re a commercial, or mission critical business. Though creating an effective EPM program definitely takes a good amount of time, there are various benefits to having an Electrical Preventive Maintenance program that make it very worthwhile, including:
Reduced Costs. Routine EPM programs will find any issues in your equipment much faster, making it not only easier to fix, but reducing the cost of repair and replacement. This is one of the main benefits of having an EPM plan. Remember, it’s better to pay a little bit now to make your equipment perfect, than paying for the entire cost of replacement later.
Minimized Downtime. For the same reasons that an EPM program can reduce costs, it can also minimize the amount of downtime your equipment is out. The sooner a problem is found, the more likely that it’s going to be easy to fix it.
Safety. One of the main reasons you should have an EPM program in place is to prevent any dangerous incidents that could affect the safety and well-being of employees or personnel around your equipment. Even though some malfunctions are less dangerous than others, you always want to make sure that you’re not endangering anyone working with equipment or machinery.
Reduced Damage. Just like you want to create a safe environment for your employees, you want to reduce the amount of damage that could occur to not just the equipment itself, but the building, environment, and other equipment as well. This can vary from business to business, and even from machine to machine, but reducing any margin for error and damage is the best way to go.
Unity Power Services is here to perform Electrical Preventive Maintenance for your business. From batteries, generators, electrical panels, and more, our experienced technicians can perform thorough EPM programs on the machinery in your business to guarantee that there are no problems, and that it continues to perform. We pride ourselves on our high level of care, and look forward to serving you with the best electrical service. To learn more, submit a contact form or give us a call at 571-577-0688.