Electrical devices depend on a stable and consistent power supply. When the amount of power crosses a safe threshold, the wires can overheat, burn and cause fires. Circuit protection technology helps prevent and manage these risks. Proper inspection checklists are required to review various protection devices to ensure consumer safety. Let’s review some important factors concerning circuit protection inspections.
- What do circuit protection inspections generally include?
- What makes them essential to residential and commercial consumers?
- How does Fielda help conduct these inspections more effectively?
Circuit Protection Inspections: Typical circuit protection devices include fuses, MCBs, and RCBs. While fuses are outdated, modern installations feature newer technology and are still prevalent in many systems. Inspectors review the position of fuses, their accessibility, and safe installation. They also audit installations to check if printed circuit boards or industrial control panels need fuses, their power requirements, and the types of fuses and protection devices required. In more updated systems, Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) and Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are audited, and inspectors check the type of power being used (AC or DC) and calculate the circuit breaker or fuse protection amps.
Why circuit protection inspection is so critical: Faulty power supply, wide fluctuations, and uncontrolled power levels can damage infrastructure and circuit components. Besides the immediate disruption to the power supply, which can affect homes and businesses, the more significant risks lie in the potential safety hazards. For example, fires are often caused by such electrical faults not being appropriately managed. There are also the risks of high-cost replacements and repairs when an installation is damaged. These inspections help ensure that the systems are equipped with the proper protection devices to ensure safety and an uninterrupted power supply.
How does Fielda help conduct circuit protection inspections: No matter what devices are used or what kind of electrical installation is involved, inspectors need to meticulously record specifications, readings, and observations and highlight items that need reviews and repairs. Fielda offers complete freedom for inspectors to build their own digital data gathering forms for flexibility on the field. Teams can instantly access data collected in just a few clicks, making collaboration and workflow management extremely simple. Fielda’s reports and metrics also help management teams take stock of inspections and make more informed day-to-day operational decisions.
Enhance Data Gathering: Build, manage and implement custom inspection checklists on the go.
Consolidate and Collaborate: Structure workflow to enable more transparency and faster coordination between teams
Master Metrics: Stay on top of daily operational data and gain insights for improved operational efficiency
About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.