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Over the years we have received many frantic service calls by companies that have lost main or supplemental power. Most of these repairs were needed after hours and on an ASAP basis. Unfortunately, many of these costly repairs were preventable if an annual EPM program was in place to inspect and prevent costly shutdowns.

Consequently, scheduled repairs during normal hours and scheduled shutdowns will save you lost production costs, as well as lower repair costs. Overtime and next day air verses regular time and stock order material.

Because we want to continue to serve all of your electrical needs for many years to come, we will continue to customize and design an annual EPM program for our valued customers.

What is an EPM program?

Electrical equipment deterioration is normal, but equipment failure is not inevitable. As soon as new equipment is installed, a process of normal deterioration begins. Unchecked, the deterioration process can cause malfunction or an electrical failure. An effective (EPM) Electrical Preventive Maintenance program identifies and recognizes these factors and provides measures of coping with them.

In addition to normal deterioration, there are other potential causes of equipment failure that can be detected and corrected through EPM. Among these are load changes, additions, environmental conditions, and changing voltage conditions.

What are the Value and benefits of an EPM?

  • A well-administered EPM program will reduce accidents, save lives, and minimize costly breakdowns and unplanned shutdowns of productive power, equipment and employees.
  • Impending troubles can be identified-and solutions applied before they become major problems requiring more expensive, time consuming solutions.
  • An effective EPM program satisfies an important part of management responsibility for keeping costs down and production up.
  • Maintenance costs can be held to a practical minimum, while production is maintained at a practical maximum.
  • Recommended maintenance within a customized EPM. Currently, we follow NFPA 70B for guidelines on recommended practices for an electrical equipment maintenance program.

Critical UPS inspection requirements.

  • Disconnecting Means and bypass Switches
  • Transfer Switches
  • Circuit Protective Devices
  • Batteries and Chargers
  • UPS Standby Generator
  • UPS Ventilation
  • UPS Record keeping
  • Rectifier and Inverter
  • All Alarm and Emergency Shutdown functions

Why do I need an EPM Program?

  • An EPM program is a form of protection against accidents, lost production, and loss of profit.
  • An EPM program enables management to place a dollar value on the cost of such protection.
  • Without an EPM program, management assumes a much greater risk of a serious electrical failure and its consequences.
  • Reduced personnel injuries and property loss claims can help keep insurance premiums at favorable rates. (See chart)

In some cases the premium reduction from insurance companies like Factory Mutual will offset the cost of a EPM program.

All routine inspections and tests will include infrared testing of all connected electrical devices

Currently we are performing scheduled maintenance for the Sprint PCS switch in downtown OKC and at the Sprint call center at Silver Springs.

Please contact us regarding your customized EPM for you and your client's protection.