Planning for NETA Electrical Maintenance for a 24/7 Operations Facility

Mar 27, 2023
Planning for Maintenance

National Electrical Testing Association which is now called The International Electrical Testing Association, is an organization working for the improvement of electrical testing standards in the United States. At the same time, this organization is trying its best to help others by sharing these standards globally.

Planning for electrical NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) maintenance of a 24/7 critical operations facility involves several key steps. The main motive of this plan is to ensure that the facility's electrical system is maintained in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner while minimizing disruptions to operations.

Here are the measures to follow for electrical power system maintenance:

  1. Create a maintenance plan: The first step is to prepare an extensive plan that includes a schedule for electrical NETA maintenance activities. These activities include testing, inspection, and maintenance of electrical equipment and components.
  2. Consider timing: Always try to plan maintenance activities during the time of low demand. We think holidays or weekends are the best options in order to minimize disruptions to operations. If you want to keep operations smooth, then discuss the timing with the facility’s operations team to make sure that the maintenance work does not affect critical operations.
  3. Identify critical equipment: Identify the electrical equipment that has an essential role in the process of overall operations. Then keep that equipment on first priority in the process of maintenance and testing as a part of the NETA maintenance plan.
  4. Define scope and criteria: Define each and every step related to NETA maintenance activities, including the specific tests and examinations to be performed. Define what equipment will be tested and also the criteria accepted from the test results.
  5. Cooperate with the stakeholders: Discuss the NETA maintenance plan and schedule with all the relevant authorities. This list should include the facility’s operations team, maintenance team, and other contractors working in the facility operations.
  6. Monitor progress: You need to keep an eye on the progress of the NETA maintenance activities and make sure that they are completed in the given time. Also, monitor whether the given plan is followed or not. And dont forget to keep records of the test results, inspections, and maintenance activities performed.
  7. Continuously evaluate and improve: In order to make the NETA maintenance plan effective, continuously monitor and evaluate it. To get your desired results, you need to observe the activities and plan to point out areas for improvement. Take all the steps to make sure that the electrical system is maintained in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner.

These steps can help the facility managers with electrical NETA maintenance of a 24/7 critical operations facility. By following these easy procedures, managers can minimize the rate of disruptions to operations. While it can also allow the company to have an electrical system that is well-maintained, reliable and working efficiently.

Electrical Power Systems, Inc. offers to engineer and consulting to help our clients plan for electrical maintenance tests in an efficient and effective manner. Some of our clients include hospitals, data centers, mission-critical facilities, and others. Contact us if you need help planning for your next maintenance!


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