Switchgear failures can be prevented with proper maintenance. When switchgear malfunctions the consequences are often catastrophic. Damage to the switchgear itself can be extremely expensive, but that pales in comparison to corollary damage and the potential hazards to people. Thus, implementing effective switchgear testing, inspection, and maintenance programs is essential. Infrared inspection is part of a complete condition-based maintenance program that is a proactive and predictive approach to protecting the life blood of your plant.
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