Best Electrical Maintenance Practices

Aug 14, 2019 | Electrical Maintenance Program

What tasks should you perform for your electrical maintenance program?

Electrical maintenance is nothing without, well… doing some maintenance. Here we will show you a visual representation of the best electrical maintenance practices. To clarify our previous article on preventative maintenance programs.

Thermal Imaging

Infrared thermography allows us to see these invisible thermal signatures of impending damage before the damage occurs. When current flows through an electric circuit, part of the electrical energy is converted into heat energy.

Insulating Fluid Analysis

It’s a measure of an oil to withstand electrical stress at power frequencies without failure. A low value for the dielectric breakdown voltage generally indicates the presence of contaminants, such as water, dirt, or other conducting particles in the oil.

Partial Discharge Monitoring

small electrical current sparks that occur in the high voltage electrical insulation in stator windings whenever there are small air gaps or voids in or on the surface of the insulation.

Wireless Temperature Monitoring System

Temperature sensors installed in equipment interface with monitoring units to remotely report overheating for proactive planning and minimize downtime.effective strategies for your electrical proactive maintenance.

Transformer Temperature Monitoring

With fully electronic devices, we continuously calculate the winding hottest temperature based on the measured values of top oil temperature and load current measurements.

Intelligent Protective Device

These devices receives data from sensors and power equipment. They can issue control commands, such as tripping circuit breakers if they sense voltage, current, or frequency anomalies. Or raise/lower voltage levels in order to maintain the desired level.

Read more on intelligent protective devices


In short, these are crucial things to verify on a scheduled basis. Most importantly to keep your systems running efficiently and safely. Add these practices to your complete electrical maintenance program. And hire a certified professional to achieve a high-class maintenance program for your industrial or commercial facility.