EE Case Study Three

Asset Resilience Provision

Asset Resilience

WGM has an ongoing program of work across a wide range of clients, completing a bespoke portfolio of electrical tasks. The aim is to identify any defects, damage or deterioration in the electrical installation or any deviations from the wiring regulations. This case study offers an insight into a typical portfolio of work for any given client. The details in the case study not only identify the issues but detail the remediation, much of which is carried out within the same visit.

Regulatory Provision

An Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) by WGM gives you the capabilities to locate, prevent and fix electrical issues before they compromise safety, production, time or even lives. Along with the EICR, WGM also offers a non-intrusive MSX Thermal Image test. Analysis of your Assets can be done with greater detail and conclusions can be drawn in a split second.

The benefits of completing an EICR is to confirm your specific electrical distribution network is compliant with the most up to date edition of BS 7671 wiring regulations, confirming that your company is ultimately compliant with the electricity at work act 1989. In detail, every circuit will have a series of inspections and tests carried out to check the following key points-

  • Ingress Protection

  • No breakdown in insulation

  • Overcurrent and fault protection

  • Additional protection

  • Equipment is in good working order and safe for continued use

On completion of testing, all reports are verified and stored in our database as well as being issued to the client. Detailed circuit chart will be left onsite for each distribution board, giving information about every circuit being supplied from the Database.

Electrical Control & Thermal Provision

Electrical control and thermal check remaining aligned with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) are vital to sustaining the wellbeing of any given asset. Put simply this will provide security for the client regards protecting any associated asset capital outlay, with fewer breakdowns, greater reliability, less downtime and improved productivity.

In greater detail, the electrical control and thermal checks look solely into the starter configuration and the industrial operation of that starter whether it’s controlling a pump or a motor, whereas Fixed Wire Testing (FWT) will look solely at the cable size and fuse rating. The electrical control and thermal checks will also be looking closely into the stop-start circuit and emergency latching circuits and whether vital controls protecting the asset have been bypassed removed or are out with tolerances.

Remediation Provision

Following testing the No1 priority for WGM is to remediate all ‘C1s’ found at the time of the test. The term ‘C1’ is the industry recognised coding that confirms the observation found is potentially a threat to life. All WGM teams run with consignment stock, in effect running with a satellite warehouse, to facilitate this.

Based on the outstanding defects found WGM will then provide a budget cost with detailed breakdown to remediate. If this is approved a secondary visit will be planned to efficiently remediate the prescribed defects. Completing remediation will leave the client with a ‘satisfactory’ EICR and comfort from the fact that their asset electrical control has been returned to OEM, therefore, maximising asset life.

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OUR VALUES - SAFETY

Safety and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do, meaning we always go home safe and well. WGM Engineering promise to stop any unsafe activities and take the responsibility for our own safety and the safety of others. WGM’s commitment to safety ensures that we place safety and wellbeing before business profit.