A reliable flow of electricity is absolutely necessary to conduct business these days. Regardless of industry, every company uses power at some point during its daily operations, and a loss of this connection can be devastating. What's more, it would appear the frequency of these events is increasing. A study from Berkeley found that weather events are getting worse, thereby attributing to a 5-10 percent increase in the length of outages.
Downtime is incredibly expensive, and the best way to avoid it is to be prepared. So, what can you do to lower the chances of dealing with a loss of electricity?
1. Provide the right kind of environment
Modern electrical equipment, like uninterruptible power supply units, is built to handle a lot of stress, but it very often needs to be given the right kind of environment in order to do so. Among other important aspects, this means ensuring the integrity of these devices by monitoring their heat levels as well as the temperature of the surrounding area. Overheating is a very real threat, and it can get out of hand quickly.
An example of overheating is the blackout that occurred in Puerto Rico in September 2016. A power switch apparently got so hot that it forced an oil tank to explode, cascading into an outage that affected 1.5 million people. Setting up temperature monitoring devices near critical parts of your electrical infrastructure can help you keep a grip on these kinds of situations.
2. Buy quality products
"It's important to use the right tool for the job."
Regardless of what you're doing, it's important to use the right tool for the job. It's important to realize that just because something works doesn't mean that it's working right or will continue to do so over time. Your company's electrical infrastructure is important, and this is an area to invest. That said, buying quality doesn't have to drain your budget. Energy Control Systems has a host of power quality products that are both high-caliber and affordable.
3. Find issues before they develop
Of course, no matter what kind of setup you decide to invest in, there's always the possibility for failure. Nothing is perfect, and your organization's power isn't an area for "set it and forget it" mindsets. Therefore, if you want to truly ensure an efficient and reliable flow of electricity, you'll want to schedule periodic maintenance with a provider that has years of experience pointing out problems before they develop into downtime.
Again, Energy Control Systems has you covered. One of our greatest values for customers is how much we care about proper maintenance. Our team has seen every electrical issue in the book, and they can help you sniff out and fix issues in an quick an effective manner. Contact one of our representatives today to find out what an Energy Control Systems solution can do for you and your organization.