If you rely on an emergency backup system, assuming commissioning as being unnecessary may be a very big mistake. Power sources whether main or secondary contain mechanical parts that can fail due to design inconsistencies, improper installation, manufacturer defects, and limited operation. Professional services ensure each internal component along with the unit as a whole are ready to function appropriately when the inevitable occurs. Emergency power services provide your business with more than financial savings. System commissioning also unveils problems while unit components are within warranty. These service calls decrease the risk of downtime, help with maintaining low insurance payments, and safeguard your unit. Testing ensures your system meets electrical codes as well as helps in pinpointing problems before backup electricity is required. Servicing verifies proper installation, prevents equipment failure, enhances overall safety, and greatly improves the performance of your unit.
Why is Breaker Testing Recommended by Professionals?
Circuit breakers are one of the components you should have tested at regular intervals to prevent problems such as a tripping during use. Breaker testing may detect issues with the trip unit itself, relay settings, supplied loads, and individual circuit performance. These components are switching devices used to monitor the amount of current being passed to devices by the generator. They assist with current generation, transport, and interruption when your unit is in use. Breakers can automatically close circuits when problems such as shorts or overloads are present. Additionally, these components operate in non-automatic fashions for both opening and closing processes. When a problem is detected, they are tripped to an off position to accomplish current interruption.
System overloading occurs any time the incoming current is more than what the generator or a single conductor is designed to handle. This problem is caused by faulty conductor lining, equipment, or too high of a workload. Breaker testing makes certain each circuit is properly protected from overcurrent. Short circuits occur when current travels down an unintended path resulting in a quick burst of excessive electrical energy. They are different from overcurrent situations because the intensity is far greater over a shorter timeframe. Testing determines if a breaker can handle short circuits without being damaged. Hot wires sometimes contact with electrically grounded items such as the outside casing. This situation is called a ground fault and denotes an insulation defect within the wire. Breakers respond to all these scenarios as long as they have been well-maintained and are designed to handle them.
These scenarios are just a few of the ways your system's breaker performance may be affected. Each may cause tripping at time of startup leaving your building without needed power. Prime Power technicians have great experience in the various design, installation, and maintenance issues which lead to an undependable system. These complications may take away from your business in various ways besides monetarily. It is in your best interest to have emergency power services applied to each backup generator. Our technicians can set up a routine preventative maintenance schedule consisting of basic care and essential testing procedures. By having this commissioning completed, you can be certain electricity will be present during any type of emergency.