Control Panel Preventive Maintenance Inspections

Tailored Preventive Maintenance Inspection Program.

We now offer our customers the benefit of a preventive maintenance program. The best way to eliminate costly repairs is to prevent the equipment from failing in the first place. Budgeting for repair and maintenance is very difficult. You are trying to predict what will break down and when. We will review the condition of your equipment and give you a detailed report of our findings, with our recommendations. Everyone involved in planning for the year can have a better understanding of what repairs need to be budgeted. There is no maintenance program that will insure your machinery will not fail without warning, but the procedures we have created combine our expertise and the use of instrumentation to help identify failures that need immediate repair, as well as accurately flag potential problems.

Typical PM Inspection Process

  • Motors
    • Check resistance of winding insulation
    • Check measurement of voltage and current on each inspection
    • Perform visual inspection
  • Motor Starters
    • Check voltage drop across each leg of the starter
    • Check termination of conductors for proper torque
  • Circuit Breakers
    • Check voltage drop across each leg of the breaker
    • Check termination of conductors for proper torque
  • Pumps and Gear Boxes
    • Check lubrication levels and take samples, if desired
    • Perform a limited thermal scan *
    • Perform as audio/visual inspection **

* Thermal Scan: A scan of all components in the control systems for any abnormal temperature readings. For pumps and motors this will help to indentify problems with moving parts.

** Audio/Visual Inspection: Inspection of all system components to find worn parts and loose connections. We also include in this inspection listening for faults which show themselves through vibration.

Why Preventive Maintenance?

The customers served by a public utility have little patience and less understanding when the water tap is dry or the sewer does not flow, but major breakdowns can be prevented.