Posted on: 12 July 2018
The smaller your utility company is, the more important subcontracting various maintenance and repair services become. There is a limited amount of resources available to a rural electric company. You need to cut costs wherever you can. Of course, some of this work you may already be doing, but the more of it you can subcontract to a power substation services firm, the more money you are likely to save. The following are just a few of the services that are available.
1. Field dressing and undressing
Preparing your substation or some of its components for transportation is a laborious task that is best done by qualified personnel and the proper equipment. A company that offers services to power substation will be able to disassemble each component and transport it safely to a repair facility.
The same can be when shipping it back, taking the time to install the components properly, so your substation will be up and running quickly. These same companies will often offer repair services, so the entire process of field dressing, undressing and repair can be done by a single power services firm.
2. Voltage regulator testing and repair
Maintaining a high quality and consistent voltage to your customers can, at times, be difficult. Often troubleshooting an issue can be more complex that the repair. For this reason, it is important to consider the services related to voltage regulation. This includes the testing of the system as well as its repair.
This service is mobile, so the exact area of the problem can be located and repaired. Although the repairs can be done by a power services firm, they also can have qualified technicians assist your employees with repairs, and they can provide on-site training to facilitate repair issues too.
3. They often have parts and substation components in stock
The part that your substation needs may be ready to ship from a nearby power substation services company. They often have surplus parts that can save you money on a repair. Certain transformer components may be available that can be quickly installed to replace a component that cannot be repaired. The older unit can be taken away and properly recycled to save you the headache of disposing of a transformer that has environmental restrictions related to it.
Small, rural, power electric companies have many challenges that are different from larger ones. One of the best ways to address these challenges is by using a power substation services company. The services listed above are only a few of the many services available. Some of them may be a good fit to increase the quality of service to your customers and reduce your overhead.
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