Virtually every business or company has a variety of electrical equipment that is used every day.
These types of equipment need to be regularly maintained to avoid a serious accident, and in all cases, it is essential that you keep a close eye on the industrial switchboards in your Newcastle premises.
These are the tools that you need to keep all of your electrical systems running, RN Baker Switchboards can explain why you might need to examine or replace these boards regularly.
What is an industrial switchboard?
In factories and manufacturing premises, a switchboard is used to take electrical current from one source and divide it and distribute it to smaller areas.
It contains a number of switches which allow operators to redistribute that electricity, and they are vital because they can handle large amounts of power and divided into the small degrees necessary for panel boards, control equipment and transformers.
Are they safe?
These switchboards handle a great deal of electricity, and yet they are often overlooked when it comes to safety testing.
Despite this, they can carry a serious risk, not only of electrocution but also of fire and machinery damage.
In order to avoid this problem, you need to buy switchboards from RN Baker Switchboards that are acknowledged to be safe.
Electricity suddenly disconnecting?
One of the most serious indicators that you are about to experience problems with your switchboard is when the power suddenly disconnects when you use appliances or equipment.
Lights in the building may also flicker, or fuse boxes can fail.
All of these are indicators that something is going wrong with your switchboard.
Another way that you can tell that you need to replace your current industrial switchboard with one from RN Baker Switchboards is unpleasant burning smells when you use electricity.
This is a sign that the switchboard circuits are burning out, and you are at risk of a fire.
Test your switchboard regularly
The only way to make sure that your switchboard is functioning normally and safely is to regularly test it.
You can do this using specialist devices, or have technicians come round to your premises in order to examine the switchboards for themselves.