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Structuring a Reliable Power Distribution Equipment Maintenance Plan

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla

The lack of a sound power distribution maintenance program can result in a catastrophic power failure that impacts system uptime or factory production. The initial power failure may be due to an unavoidable disaster, but an inability to quickly recover from such an occurrence is typically due to a data center manager’s unwillingness to view maintenance as an investment rather than an expense. The primary goal of a preventative maintenance plan for power distribution infrastructure is to minimize the impact that an equipment malfunction or power outage will have on business operations or service. This infrastructure includes but isn't limited to the following equipment:

•    Smart rack PDUs
•    Smart rack controllers
•    Service entrance switchgear
•    Rack transfer switches
•    Branch circuit monitors
•    Environment sensors
•    Power panels
•    Inline meters