Power Management Tools for Operational Continuity

Power Management Tools for Operational Continuity

With power management tools at your fingertips, there are many ways for you to play an active role in promoting operational continuity.

Across several industries and settings, people hold an aversion to the unplanned. The unforeseen and unexpected interruptions usually produce the most unfortunate results. In your government facility, experiencing downtime due to power issues is simply not an option. Fortunately, power management tools can help you monitor and control the complex electrical power system your facility depends on. Moreover, with those power management tools at your fingertips, there are many ways for you to play an active role in promoting operational continuity.

Electrical Distribution Monitoring

Today’s facilities may not be bigger than ever, but they are certainly more complex and are expected to handle much more equipment and power demands. There’s mission-critical equipment that will vary from facility to facility, but there are also other more common aspects that many rely on, such as the mechanical systems, lighting, security system, etc. If everything does not receive an adequate supply of power, that could lead to catastrophic consequences. Power management tools allow you to closely monitor your electrical system through things like circuit breakers and transformers. These readings can keep you informed on any abnormalities or concerning changes that may indicate an imminent failure, which you can then take corrective actions.

Power Capacity Management

Understanding your facility’s power capacity with power management tools is critical in our ever-changing work environments. From time to time, upgrades will be implemented to your electrical infrastructure. When these changes are made, usually an expansion, one has to be careful of not exceeding the capacity. Without accounting for capacity management, things like frequent breaker trips and overheating are bound to happen too.

Power Quality Monitoring

Power quality is another variable that your facility needs to monitor and control. Operating at less-than power quality can create more disturbances and interruptions to your facility than you may think. Left unfixed, over time, this can damage equipment, shorten equipment lifespan, and cause unexpected downtime. Power management tools can perform key analytical functions to identify when power quality correction is needed.

Backup Power Reliability Testing

One might feel a sense of security, knowing they have backup power systems in place. However, having them is not a guarantee they will work when it comes time to need them. For this reason, many use power management tools to run frequent tests on backup power generators. You can conduct these tests without interrupting normal operations while collecting up to date information on your facility’s power availability in the event of an electrical power outage.


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