Maintenance and repair of all utilities whether private owned or public utility is very important. For reliable, safe and low cost power supply to customers, substations also need to be properly maintained and regular repairs carried out. The following are some maintenance of substation procedures that should be carried out from time to time.
General inspection of the substation
Regular inspection of the substation should be carried out. This will help establish areas that need repair and immediate attention. It is a very important procedure as far as maintenance of substation is concerned.
A thorough cleaning exercise should be conducted once in a while. All devices that can be cleaned should be cleaned and kept in tip top condition.
Testing of all substation apparatus
All the apparatus within the substation should be electrically tested for efficiency. This will ensure that all apparatus and gadgets used are in good condition and are all functioning.
Troubleshooting of electrical systems
For effective maintenance of substation, it is important to troubleshoot the electrical systems to ascertain their functionality. This will help in avoiding future problems that would occur if this procedure was not conducted.