annual inspections are the standard
The NFPA 70B is a vital component for assuring electrical safety and maintenance standards. One of the most significant changes in the 2023 edition involves Infrared Thermography Inspections. An annual inspection is now required for all electrical equipment.
An Essential Tool for Efficient & Proactive Electrical Maintenance
Infrared thermography is crucial for electrical maintenance due to its ability to identify and visualize temperature variations in electrical components. This technology is widely used in the field for several important reasons:
Early Detection of Issues
Infrared thermography allows technicians to identify overheating issues in electrical components before they lead to equipment failures or fires. Early detection enables proactive maintenance and reduces the risk of costly downtime.
Identifying Poor Connections
Poor electrical connections can create resistance and generate heat. Infrared thermography can detect such hotspots caused by loose or corroded connections, preventing electrical failures and improving overall system reliability.
Identifying Load Imbalances
Uneven distribution of electrical loads can result in some components working harder than others, leading to overheating. Infrared thermography helps identify load imbalances, allowing for corrective actions to be taken to distribute the load more evenly.
Reducing Downtime and Costs
The early detection of potential issues through infrared thermography allows for planned maintenance activities, reducing the likelihood of unscheduled downtime. This can result in significant cost savings by avoiding emergency repairs and production interruptions.
Ensuring Electrical Safety
Overheating in electrical systems poses a safety risk, and early detection through infrared thermography helps in maintaining a safe working environment for personnel.
Infrared thermography is an efficient and proactive means of identifying potential issues to ensure the reliability and safety of all electrical systems.
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About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
NFPA 70b Compliance
- The standard for maintenance and best practices
- Outlines when and how to perform essential electrical maintenance
Custom Built Maintenance Plans
Yearly Inspection and Service
Power Quality Studies
Continental Electrical Maintenance Management Platform
- QR coded equipment
- Digital one line diagrams
- Condition tracking & scheduling
- Cost effective maintenance
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