The Importance and Benefits of Maintenance in the Electrical Panel Sector

Introduction

Maintenance of electrical panels is a crucial element to ensure the reliability and safety of industrial and commercial installations. Adequate maintenance can help reduce failures, prevent electrical accidents, extend the life of equipment, and improve energy efficiency.

In this article, we will explore the main advantages of electrical panel maintenance, supported by recent data and studies.

Reduction of Failures and Downtimes

According to a 2016 study by FM Global, 62% of failures in the industry are due to electrical problems, many of which could be prevented with proper maintenance. Furthermore, a 2012 study by the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) showed that adequate maintenance activity can help reduce failures in medium-voltage systems by 50-70%. Regular maintenance allows identifying and solving electrical problems before they can cause serious failures, reducing downtimes and associated costs.

Prevention of Accidents

Electrical accidents account for approximately 6% of all fatal workplace accidents in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Regular maintenance of electrical panels can help prevent work-related accidents linked to electrical incidents, improving worker safety and reducing the risk of sanctions or interventions from competent authorities.

Extension of Equipment Life

A 2012 study by EPRI demonstrated that preventive maintenance can extend the useful life of power switches by 30-50%. Preventive maintenance contributes to prolonging the life of electrical panel components, reducing replacement and intervention costs.

Greater Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the energy efficiency of electrical systems can be improved by up to 30% with maintenance and modernization of equipment. Regular maintenance can help identify and correct inefficiencies in the electrical system, such as loose connections or worn components, which can cause an increase in energy consumption and operating costs.

Regulatory Compliance and Reduced Insurance Costs

Maintenance of medium voltage electrical panels for secondary distribution ensures compliance with current regulations, such as CEI 0-16, and reduces the risk of sanctions or interventions from competent authorities. Furthermore, insurance companies often offer discounts on premiums for virtuous companies that adopt preventive maintenance practices and electrical risk management, contributing to further reduce business costs.

Improved Corporate Reputation

Companies that demonstrate a profound commitment to the maintenance of electrical panels can enjoy greater trust from customers, suppliers, and authorities. This commitment translates into a solid corporate reputation, which can lead to new business opportunities and long-term growth.

Conclusion

In summary, adequate maintenance of electrical panels offers numerous advantages, including reducing failures and downtimes, preventing accidents, extending the life of equipment, improving energy efficiency, and regulatory compliance.

Investing in the maintenance of electrical panels is crucial to ensure safe and efficient operation of the installations, reducing associated risks and costs. The solution designed and developed by ICEL for the management of electrical panel maintenance is PanelGest, an innovative digital platform that offers a modern and integrated approach to maintenance, improving the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the process.

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