Electrical equipment maintenance is at the core of Prime Engineering's business. Ensuring that our customers equipment is in safe working order is our top priority.
Why perform electrical equipment maintenance?
CSA Z462 Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety states:
The equipment owner or the owner's representative shall establish, implement, and maintain a documented maintenance program to address the safety-related maintenance requirements
Electrical equipment shall be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions or industry consensus standards to reduce the risk associated with failure.
Inadequate maintenance can result in equipment failure or increased opening time of the overcurrent protective device and a potential increase in incident energy. Failure of switching devices that are used to create an electrically safe work condition can result in an unsafe working condition.
CSA Z463 Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety states:
Electrical power systems equipment operated when it is in poor condition because of lack of maintenance presents a higher risk for personnel of exposure to electrical shock and arcing faults. Switching devices, such as circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and contactors, commonly used to isolate the power system to create electrically safe work conditions should undergo regular maintenance to confirm that they are operating as designed.
Canadian Electrical Code, Part I: Safety Standard for Electrical Installations states: