i am busy putting a document together to outline a proceedure which my company will introduce to all my regular customers and any new customers...let me know what you think and if there are any improvements i can make.
my plan...is to improve the electrical standards at all the sites i work and to encourage other to do the same.
firstly a site layout will be drawn with the location of every single electrical component
which will include a legend of dbs and equipment...a list with a description of all components and location...then the legends will be installed in the DBs and relevant room.
all components to be identified and labelled correctly...this is one of the biggest challenges in factories and commercial buildings.
a full design check will be conducted...to verify that the cables and circuit breaker are suitable for their application...fault levels at the DB...arc flash risks...etc...with a label indicating the information...for example
supply cable size and distance
an energy review will be included to determine if there are ways to reduce energy consumption.
areas classified for hazardous locations...spray booths...flamable liquids etc.
arc flash assessments for companies which require it.
then introduce a duplicate service sheet book to record all work carried out on any part of the electrical installation...be it a gate repair person...aircon tech...etc...detailing work carried out or repaired with the company and persons name and date.
a periodic inspection report will be introduced and repeated at regular intervals...1 to 2 years or less depending on the site...some sites will require more frequent inspections because of the heavy industrial conditions...a list of faults with the relavant regulation indicating the fault and the severity of it from 1-5...so the company can include repair imediatley or or to budget for the repair.
the periodic inspection report will include
a visual inspection for damaged equipment and basically all the tests carried out for the COC...i have come up with an improved inspection report which will be attached to the exsisting coc if one is required and include a thermal report and power report.
a full thermal scan on all electrical components including motors...DBs etc...after a review of critical equipment.
power quality report recorded at the main DB over a 7 day period or one bussiness cycle to include power factor...harmonics...dips and swells...kw...kva...etc
the benefits for my customers
if they want to purchase more machines or fit additional aircons or expand offices etc...they will have an idea of how much power they have available or not.
if they decide to sell the building...they dont have to worry about a huge bill to bring the building up to standard in a once off payment.
reduced fire risk
reduced electricity bill if they introduce energy efficient equipment
improved safety for employees
reduce downtime while fault finding
look forward to your input