An automatic transfer switch (ATS) is a critical part of any emergency power supply system. The ATS is the device that selects a power source—either normal utility power or standby generator power—and conducts the power to critical loads.
Emergency generators and automatic transfer switches are rarely required to operate. However, this often means that routine maintenance on this equipment may be overlooked. As is the case with all your electrical power distribution equipment, routine predictive/preventative maintenance is the only way to ensure its continued safe and reliable operation.
Most generator manufacturers recommend load testing at least annually to remove carbon buildup in the engine and to remove any possible moisture content from the alternator windings. BET can perform this service per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Is your site NFPA 2021 compliant? Is your staff "qualified" or "unqualified" to work on electrical equipment?
Burlington Electrical Testing conducts onsite Arc Flash Hazard Awareness training which provides an understanding of the federal laws (OSHA), potential dangers, as well as the accepted safety practices when personnel are to be exposed to electrical hazards.
This includes defining an arc flash and its effects on the human body, complying with Arc Flash labeling, and the selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The Arc Flash Hazard Awareness class is to be part of your overall electrical safety program; therefore, your staff will require a working knowledge of the electrical equipment at their facility, along with the tools, test equipment and available PPE.
The one day class is presented by an instructor certified by NFPA, and the NJACT / NECA to instruct Electrical Safety Related Work Practices based on NFPA70E 2018. Curriculum follows the accompanying Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices text modules and will focus on:
1. Electrical Safety Culture
2. Electrical Hazard Awareness
3. OSHA and NFPA 70E concepts
4. Electrical Safety Program
5. The Control of Hazardous Energy
6. Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
7. Personal Protective Equipment
8. Existing Electrical Equipment
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