Avert the most common cause of transfer switch failure: lack of regular maintenance.
Because power failures can be life-threatening and costly, there is no room for procrastination when it comes to testing and maintaining power transfer switches and paralleling control switchgear. Skilled, ASCO trained Services technicians properly maintain and test transfer switches and power control systems coast to coast. Technicians check operation of engine-generator paralleling systems and transfer switches with a laptop computer. The computer tests multiple components quickly and accurately and can send maintenance results to a printer for hard-copy documentation. Technicians are available 24/7 in most areas. Fully stocked vans support the technicians during on site visits, often eliminating the need to order parts. ASCO Services maintains and upgrades a range of transfer switches from a variety of manufacturers. Technicians resolve problems created by corrosion, evidence of overheating, contact erosion and a number of other causes. Besides maintaining equipment, ASCO Services can install and upgrade power transfer switches and power control systems.
ASCO Services is the largest organization of its kind in the United States.
Two levels of maintenance programs can be customized to meet the needs of one facility or many networked facilities. The Essential program provides your power switching and controls with the necessary care they need to ensure proper operation.
The Preferred program provides your equipment with every aspect of care. The Preferred program can greatly reduce the potential for unexpected problems and unexpected costs. This allows your facility to budget for the service of your equipment in advance. For more information on ASCO Services preventative maintenance care see publications 3241.
Demands considerable record-keeping that too often can mean personnel spend many hours operating on site power systems and recording data manually. MEETING OR EXCEEDING CODE REQUIREMENTS Weekly inspection sheets for an emergency power system can include 55 or more data points and require writing comments in long hand. Monthly testing logs can have nearly 40 or more data points. A third form, a generator load report, builds the pile of necessary paperwork. It’s no wonder that errors can and do occur. A solution to testing emergency power systems more efficiently is to automate the testing procedure and data recording. Automating the process facilitates compliance, substantiates insurance claims and defends against litigation arising from potentially life-threatening events. It also helps manage the facility’s energy consumption more effectively. An automated Web-based communications system – POWERQUEST ® – integrates the operation of monitoring and controlling, multiple engine-generator paralleling systems and automatic power transfer switches. The 7000 SERIES Controller automatically exercises engine-generator systems and logs data during the process.