The world of an Industrial Electrical Contractors is an ever-shifting landscape that has radically evolved since the field of birth. The technicality required to perform as an effective industrial electrical contractor gets more intense each year, and with that comes higher levels of professional responsibility. Staying on top is a challenge in the industry these days, and to aid that challenge, we strive to learn and delve into the frontiers of being an Industrial Electrical Contractor. Of course, there’s no one knows everything about any field, and keeping that in mind we’ve outlined 8 ways in which we can effectively prevent problems and effectively troubleshoot them once they occur.
Fully Understanding The Equipment –
If any bit of industrial electrical machinery goes wrong, the first question that arises in our mind is what is the machine doing, and why. The most efficient way that industrial electrical contractors deal with these sorts of problems is to fully understand the intricacies of the machinery that they work with – something that they pride on – and then work from there. Obviously, the more knowledge about every bit of equipment intricacies, the easier the troubleshooting process becomes, so this is a vital part of our industry.
Managing Power Loss –
If you’ve ever worked with any form of electrical equipment, you would know just how valuable the multimeter is to an industrial electrician, and that high-quality multimeter is an absolute necessity for any industrial electrical contractor – especially when dealing with power loss problems.
Dealing with an issue like that can be a fairly technical, but with a tested troubleshooting method, we can deal with them in a timely and efficient manner. Covering things like lead continuity, checking for fuses and circuit breaks, ensuring no ground-fault or short is occurring and ensuring that we’re not single phasing on a three-phase system allows us to identify and rectify power loss issues quickly.
Ensuring There’s No User Error –
As per any standard troubleshooting process, one of the first steps an industrial electrical contractor is to ensure that user error is not what is causing the problems at hand. Emergency stop, safety sensors and other safety equipment can prevent the machinery from operating at all. Though uncommon in our field, this occurence can happen.
Checking The Start/Stop Buttons/Contacts –
Seeing as these are some of the most commonly used buttons on a given piece of machinery, it is only natural that these begin to wear over time. As Industrial Electrical Contractors it’s imperative that we check that all of these elements to a given bit of machinery work, since safety and machine longevity are key elements in our industry.
Taking The Time To Get It Right –
Every now and then industrial electrical contractor face problem that may stumped. This is a common occurrence in any form of troubleshooting position, yet not many positions hold as much responsibility as our roles entail. Taking some time to thoroughly think a problem through and arrive at the soundest and safest conclusion is extremely important, whereas rushing things and jumping to conclusions could cause a disaster.
Using The Available Resources –
As stated prior, no man can know everything about a given field, so at times when you are in need of an extra hand industrial electrical contractors usually look for some aid. Whether it’s giving the machine manufacturer a call, asking the appropriate industry/factory authority or using the internet to guide you through the process.
And If All Else Fails, Reassess –
If none of the above has helped us in our troubleshooting efforts then it’s always worthwhile to start again, right from the beginning. Starting the troubleshooting process right from the initial power input, then working all the way to the actual controls and down the rest of the machine will ensure that all the important components are checked and/or fixed until you find the actual fault causing the disruption. The advantage to this form of method is that we’ll find the problem at hand, but also probably find plenty of other smaller and less egregious errors that can be fixed as well along the way.
Taking care of these sorts of challenges can pretty much be equated to partaking in really big complex and important puzzles, if one thing doesn’t work, then try the next strategy. These steps effectively ensure that most of our bases have been covered, without jumping into the more technical side to the industrial electrical contractor’s industry. If you have any questions pertaining to our process or the work that we provide, then please don’t hesitate to contact us!