Acceptance testing is the process of testing electrical systems to:
- Ensure proper installation and operation according to specifications of both the manufacturer and the project
- Ensure optimal and correct operation of electrical equipment
- Minimize the potential for problems that may arise during initial start-up
Electrical Acceptance Testing
Equipment that is typically tested during the acceptance testing phase of the project includes the medium- and low-voltage transformers, automatic transfer switches, grounding grid, molded case and air breakers, medium- and low-voltage cables, and more. The proper installation of these components plays a critical role in the performance of an electrical system; improper installation or an equipment design flaw can cause major problems with production output, or even an electrical fire.
Performing acceptance testing also provides important data that can be used as a benchmark for future tests executed on that same system. This data can be used for trending to determine if the equipment has developed any signs of deterioration since the last test.
Electrical Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance that we perform on electrical systems is similar to acceptance testing. During preventative maintenance, we clean the equipment, perform a visual inspection, and conduct electrical testing to confirm proper functioning.
If your electrical system is new or has already been placed into service, let us provide you with the assurance that it is operating at peak performance and per manufacturer specifications. Contact us today for more information - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!