How Do I Create a Safe & Effective Electrical Maintenance Program?

Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) inspection occurs under full-load conditions, making for a dangerous and often expensive methodology. This presentation explains how to use Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices (EMSD) and Critical Asset Surveillance Technologies (CAST) to create a safer, more efficient program.

Critical Asset Surveillance Technologies (CAST) programs utilize equipment that monitors electrical distribution equipment under full load conditions. Open panel maintenance is extremely dangerous and very expensive. However, the use of Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices (EMSD) overcomes the dangers associated with this type of inspection.

EMSD’s maintain an energized compartment’s closed and guarded condition during CAST inspections and ensure personnel are not exposed to energized components. They provide a means of collecting real-time on-demand condition status data, mitigating worker injuries, and implementing comprehensive and safe surveillance and inspection procedures.

This presentation discusses setting up CAST programs for electrical distribution systems and the steps needed to create a means of balancing the requirements of safety, operations and finance while maintaining assets at optimal efficiency and reliability.

Key Take-Aways

  • Discover the technologies required for implementing a CAST inspection program and a better understanding of the complimentary nature of the technologies and techniques used in successful electrical maintenance programs.
  • Review the requirements of OSHA, NFPA and CSA that relate to electrical inspections and how EMSD’s assist in meeting these requirements.
  • Learn how electrical systems fail and how using CAST inspection techniques can identify significant performance changes that are key to catching early repairs.
  • Learn about the significant returns on investment and safety (ROI and ROS) that are seen when a CAST – EMSD program is utilized, and how the Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to impact maintenance trends.

About the Speaker:

Martin Robinson, CEO, IRISS

For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of condition based maintenance (CBM) technology. He spent 18 years in the British Army and is a recognized authority in the field of Infrared (IR) Thermography. Martin is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). He is also a member of IEEE, NFPA and is a standing member on the technical committee CSA Z463.


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