Too many times people are maintaining the mechanical portions of their power system but they forget or don't understand the electrical side. Most people understand the mechanical side because we drive our cars, trucks, or perhaps motorcycles to work and we maintain those vehicles. We change the engine oil, ensure proper tire inflation, keep the brakes in order, etc.
I've often seen instances where a facility manager has a maintenance contract on the generator set/s but either doesn't ask or get offered a maintenance program on the electrical portion of the system... thus it doesn't always receive proper attention. Sure, if you've got a UPS, you need to be concerned about… continue reading