CBM – Find It and Fix It Before It Fails – A Maintenance Strategy for Electrical Systems

February 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Martin Robinson

Time-based, open-panel electrical inspections are costly to a company and dangerous to the personnel conducting the inspection. Companies are adopting condition based maintenance strategies to overcome the anticipated shortage of skilled tradesmen in the future. 75% of qualified electricians are over the age of 45 and 35% are over the age of 55 and as retirement approaches, companies are struggling to backfill these positions. A condition based maintenance program utilizing the latest technologies ensure that critical data can be easily and routinely collected in a safe, economical and effective manner by personnel at any skill level.

•Modern Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) programs train new engineers and skilled labor about asset reliability and using the latest technologies that can find a problem with an electrical asset and fix it before it fails
•As electrical systems become more complex, companies are searching for cost-effective strategies to improve uptime and avoid unnecessary downtime and potential loss of revenue
•Products and services exist to safely and routinely inspect energized electrical components without having to schedule a shutdown and have personnel dress in PPE
•These products and services help companies comply with the latest safety regulations such as NFPA 70E 2018

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