Five Ways to Enhance Power Availability in your Government Facility

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Power availability is a critical aspect of almost any industry.

Everyone can attest that power outages are not only annoying to the average family, but they also are incredibly costly for multiple industries and sectors. In some cases, overall power loss can be detrimental for that specific industry. For example, suppose a government facility’s data center loses power completely. In that case, this could potentially cause confidential, critical data loss, which could have dreadful after-effects on the government’s industry and security.  Therefore, every building, especially those with significant dependence on effective power like a government facility, must have excellent power availability statistics. Therefore any government facility that holds encrypted, critical information or data should invest in keeping their power availability at the highest possible number. Here’s how they can accomplish this. 

Use Pre-Engineered Reference Designs

When it comes to engineering a highly advanced, complex operation such as a power availability system, it is not recommended to jump right into the design without looking at a previous reference or basic skeleton. Any government facility should not be taking any risks and should instead be making rational decisions by not being too hasty. By using a pre-engineered reference, an engineering team is given somewhere to start with their power supply system design, incusing all legal requirements and restrictions to work with. After the initial standards are met and understood, a customized power availability plan or interface can be developed for your government facility for even better results. 

Installing Smart Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers are a piece of technology everyone knows is fragile since they can be overloaded very quickly, especially in a government facility that uses a lot of power. However, circuit breakers are essential for preventing overuse of power in certain areas to prevent fires, electric shock, or circuit overload. This is why it is highly advised to install Smart circuit breakers in any government facility. The benefit of Smart circuit breakers is that they can not only shut off power when there is a problem but also redirect the power to other critical areas if needed without overloading the system. 

Creating a Power Management System

A power management system essentially greatly lessens the chance of a massive power outage in your government facility. It essentially automatically redirects power to areas that need it most in case of an emergency, significantly increasing power availability in essential areas. 

Cloud-Based Predictive Maintenance 

Using a cloud-based predictive maintenance service is one of the best external ways of monitoring power solutions in your facility. The Cloud allows for exclusively remote monitoring of the systems, and based on artificial intelligence, can determine problem areas at lightning speed in case of downtime.

Finding the Weak Linked Fault

If all of these preventative measures do not work in your government facility, it is imperative to have the proper software installed to identify what exactly went wrong and caused the power to fail. With appropriate preventative measures in place, it is possible to find the single fault or circuit breaker out of thousands that caused the issue in minutes. You can even use a smartphone app in some instances to identify the problematic area. 


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