According to estimates, over 3% of the total energy consumption in the United States is from Solar energy. Solar energy infrastructure includes several vital components, and one indispensable piece is the inverter which converts the Direct Current (DC) from a solar panel into usable Alternating Current (AC). Inspectors use Inverter Erection checklists to ensure they are correctly installed. Let’s review a few critical aspects of Inverter Checklist:
- What are some of the key items in a typical Inverter Erection Checklist?
- Why are these checklists essential to renewable energy companies?
- How does Fielda make the use of Inverter Erection Checklists easier and more efficient?
Items included in typical checklists: When inspectors use Inverter Erection Checklists to survey the installation of inverters, they usually cover elements including the physical, mechanical, and electrical aspects of the structure. For instance, inspectors check if the inverter is installed with sufficient space on all sides and if the drive cabinet is fitted in an area free of dust and debris. They also check if the cooling air can flow freely to avoid overheating. These inspections include thorough checks of the fixture to the ground or wall and the mounting of drive modules. Components are audited to see if they are up to specifications and appropriately labeled and if cabling and earthing are done correctly. Switches must be in perfect condition, fuses tightly placed in the sockets, and Bus bars connections and joints must be secure.
Why are these checklists vital for renewable energy companies: Inverter installations are part of a more extensive infrastructure setup. All these installations must be in line with clearly defined regulations, including building codes, permits and licenses, equipment specifications, and various municipal, state, and national laws. When not done correctly, inverter installations can result in violation of regulatory mandates. Poorly done installations also have a bearing on safety. Wrong wiring, lost contacts, defective switches, and improper earthing can cause disruption, overheating fires, or damaged components. These risks also pose numerous operational and financial complications. Inverter Erection Checklists help inspectors minimize these risks and ensure optimal, safe performance.
How does Fielda enhance Inverter Erection Inspections: Inspectors must factor in several elements while auditing inverter erections. These include a host of items from the compliance perspective and checklists for ensuring performance and safety. Fielda puts the power of digital convenience and flexibility into this process through an all-mobile data gathering approach. With Fielda, Inspectors can customize the forms and checklists depending on local state stipulations. In addition, workflows can be modified to ensure the optimum movement of inspection and other operational data between teams. This provides excellent transparency and enables better collaboration for faster field task execution. With custom forms and workflows, field staff can effortlessly collect data and share relevant information with members of different teams. This enables better collaboration and transparency across operations. Team leaders can effectively assign and track tasks for faster execution and increased efficiency.
Audit: Ensure all inverter installations are done right for performance, safety, and compliance
Manage: Assign tasks post-inspection for rapid action and remediation when required
Monitor: Get a holistic view of operations by tracking field staff and tasks with real-time data
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.