A Preventive Maintenance Model for Electrical Installations in Residential Building Services
Authors: Ogbekhiulu JA, Okhueleigbe EI
Safety and maintenance costs of electrical installations have become very essential design components in electrical services for residential buildings for decades. As proper maintenance ensures availability and reliability of electrical installations, so also a conscientious electrical preventive maintenance (EPM) programme ensures good performance of electrical equipment in residential buildings. Indeed, the need for preventive maintenance of electrical installations in building services are very essential as cases of severe damages arising from electrical faults abound in any building structure. In this paper, the authors have clearly laid out regular inspection procedures for electrical installations and have developed an EPM model to obtain the optimal number of inspections for electrical installations so as to effectively reduce cost of maintenance, repairs or replacements of electrical installations in the residential building of study. Some general safety procedures leading to safe utilization of electricity in residential building structures are elaborated. The authors have recommended the use of Chem-Rod electrodes for system earthing and have proffered an appropriate EPM work schedule plan for the case study.
Affiliations: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria.
Keywords: Chem-Rod Electrode, Cost, Earthing, Electrical Installations, EPM, Residential Building Services
Published date: 2018/12/30