Your entire backup power system depends on a properly functioning automatic transfer switch, and we’ve written elsewhere about the importance of regular maintenance for your ATS.
No matter how well you maintain your ATS, however, you’ll have to replace it eventually. When replacing an ATS, you need to select one that meets the specifications of your generator system and complies with your local code requirements. When it’s installed, you want to have it commissioned and tested by a third party so you get independent verification that it’s working properly.
At Electro-Motion, we distribute all brands and types of automatic and manual transfer switches, and our large selection gives you access to seriously competitive offerings. We then act as a third party to commission and test the unit so you can be sure that it’s properly installed, operating within the design specifications, and ready to transfer power when there’s an outage.
A switchgear problem can be devastating to the operation of your backup electrical source. Tests are often run during regular servicing to remedy developing problems among these necessary components. The damage incurred from a malfunction is costly and can be very hazardous to anyone in their general vicinity. Switchgear test procedures, system inspections, and a solid maintenance plan are essential when your building relies on an emergency or backup generator for certain situations. Switchgear failures are easily avoided when sufficient maintenance is applied to a unit. Taking a proactive approach minimizes the expense of keeping your generator functional. Preventative procedures allow you to avoid most large repairs and make the system extremely dependable.
If you need to replace and commission a new ATS for your generator system, we can help.