Step #5 to Creating an Electrically Safe Environment Saves Lives and Happy Holidays from PGTI!
Happy Thanksgiving from Power & Generation Testing, Inc.
Step #3 to Creating an Electrically Safe Environment is to visually verify that all power is off. So, visually confirm switch blades are open and rack out breakers when ever possible. Stuck switch blades is a common hazard.
IR testing is a laser focus on where easily preventable problems may lie. Lately, we've heard from a few clients that TVA has discontinued its free IR program, and they are asking PGTI to help. Well, of course, YES! PGTI has all your Thermographic Testing needs covered.
Once all power sources are known, we now need to safely disconnect all power sources, which is the second step in establishing an electrically safe work condition.
This is recent failure of a 5KV motor starter. Note that this MCC had been in operation over a year prior to the failure. After the failure, the damaged parts were removed and inspected.
Great food, warm weather and a Mardi Gras parade later, our team returned from the 2013 PowerTest Conference in New Orleans, LA.
We at PGTI are still stumped over the power failure that happened at the New Orleans Superdome during Sunday night's Superbowl game!
2012 was a record year for us and we have our clients, friends and family to thank for that! Thank you all for helping us continue to strive to be our best so we can better meet your needs!
Happy New Year!
Now that the Christmas tree is back in the box and the champagne toasts are done, let's talk about 2014. We have a full 12 months of hard work and prosperity to look forward to. Do you have sufficient safety and maintenance plans ready for this year?
Be the hero that helps avoid disruption and disaster by incorporating Monthly Walk Thrus in your operations plans. Why?
IT IS COLD OUTSIDE! Heater circuits on equipment need love and attention from a qualified testing team.
THINGS CAN CHANGE in your system. For example, alarms that aren't noted, investigated, documented and properly addressed can mislead and cause numerous headaches.
SIMPLE STEPS AVOID BIG PROBLEMS. Ultra Sound tests and Thermographic surveys help uncover more complicated issues. These are quick tests where we "listen" to equipment and/or take infrared pictures on routine basis to detect potential failures.
DEVIL IN DETAILS. We've seen facilities shut down for something as simple as an improper setting or a simple short cut taken that causes a bigger problem down the line.
PEACE OF MIND. Be reassured knowing that if your system is checked and tested on a regular basis, then problems will not sneak up on you.
SAFETY IS PRIORITY! In 2014, bring a renewed priority of safety and proactive maintenance focus and "culture" to your team.
Contact us at 615.882.9455 today to get monthly walk thrus on your calendar and ours.` ]]