Electrical Preventive Maintenance
A preventive maintenance program is a schedule of regularly planned maintenance testing and actions with the intent of preventing breakdowns and failures. Finding and replacing worn components before they can actually fail is the goal of preventive service, as well as predicting useful life of existing equipment. Buri Electric partners with your business to form maintenance agreements. An agreement can include the services of diagnostic testing, scheduled equipment maintenance, cleaning, lubrication, and many other services. When unscheduled downtime is not acceptable, Buri Electric preventive maintenance programs are the obvious solution.
Preventive maintenance is not a new concept. People have been doing precautionary work on motors, engines, and other mechanical systems for decades. However, too many people mistakenly think a lack of moving parts means little can go wrong with electrical systems. The failure rate of electrical components is three times higher for systems without preventive maintenance programs.
Such systems can range from a few modular panel-mounted controllers to large interconnected and interactive distributed control systems with many thousands of field connections. All systems receive data received from remote sensors measuring process variables (PVs), compare these with desired set points (SPs) and derive command functions which are used to control a process though the final control elements (FCEs), such as control valves.
The larger systems are usually implemented by Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, or distributed control systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), though SCADA and PLC systems are scalable down to small systems with few control loops. Such systems are extensively used in industries such as chemical processing, pulp and paper manufacture, power generation, oil and gas processing and telecommunications.