Over time, the power system evolves into a disparate collection of equipment that doesn't always deliver the desired results. Eventually, it can become more complicated, inefficient and harder to manage as expectations for performance rise. That is why a holistic and preventative PowerChain approach is essential for the evaluation of the system's health.
A comprehensive PowerChain Management Audit can address such issues and consists of visual inspections, electrical measurements, interviews with onsite personnel and reviews of utility bills and data. Specifically, it will analyze interruptions, voltage sags, harmonics, surge protection, grounding, energy management and arc flash safety.
Based on a study done by Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. economy is losing between $104 billion and $164 billion to outages, and another $15 billion to $24 billion to power quality phenomena. Nearly 80% of power disturbances that interrupt business occur due to problems within the facility itself.
So if you are questioning whether or not to take the next step in your power protection regime, it's probably high time to do so - before a problem arises.
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