It is common for teams to focus on the complex portion of testing regimes, neglecting to get the basics right.
Most electrical equipment comes direct from factory having undergone rigorous testing as dictated by Routine test requirements, however an element of human interaction always exists and the human error element must be accounted for.
Most defects identified during testing are generally due to simple issues, impacting efficiency and costing time and money. Many problems can be avoided by ensuring some basic activities are included in the inspection and testing process.
Several of the activities above form part of the minimum verification requirements listed in Section 8 of AS3000 – Wiring Rules. These should be implemented in an iterative approach and be considered fundamental to all testing plans.
As a final note, due to the personnel and equipment safety implications, always ensure CT secondary connections are reinstated as per design and never leave the secondary terminals open circuit. Improve efficiency and reduce costs of the equipment testing process by planning the work well and executing the basics. Contact the team 1300 360 545.
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