How Often Should I Get My Motor Tested?

One of the primary reasons why companies come up with electrical maintenance programs is to increase equipment performance and uptime while reducing the operating costs. Electric motor testing is the first thing that will be sacrificed when trying to cut back on the operational costs.

However, smart companies understand that without the optimal performance of the electric motor, billions of dollars will be lost through increased downtime and repair costs. Several factors have to be considered when it comes to measuring the overall health of an electric motor.

These factors include energy use, performance, equipment durability, overall system reliability, and of course equipment durability. All these factors form integral components of your electric motor health. But the big question is; after how long should you schedule motor testing? Read on to find out.

Electric Motor Testing

Although a motor can serve you for several years without any problems, regular testing and maintenance are crucial to prolong the lifespan of the motor. You don't have to wait until you start experiencing issues before you schedule motor testing. It is always good to conduct motor testing at least once every six months. This will ensure that your motor remains in top shape all the time.

During testing, several components of the motor are tested including; electric motor rotation testing, impulse testing, wound rotor electric motor testing, Megohm testing, and insulation resistance are tested.

Common motor problems usually occur as a result of the aging of insulation, contamination, damaged wires/materials, power surges, thermal overload, and among other issues. Therefore, proper and regular testing is a critical step in your motor upkeep. Never assume motor testing if you are looking to optimize your system performance and enhance productivity in the workplace. And the good news is that motor testing is affordable and doesn’t consume a lot of time.

Benefits of Motor Testing

So, what benefits do you enjoy from regular motor testing? Here are some of the top benefits of routine testing:

  • Increased uptime: The testing will help you to identify all the defective motors before they reach a catastrophic point. This allows you to deal with the defects at an early stage which is economical and also minimizes the interruption of business activities.
  • Motor testing also leads to improved safety in the workplace since it addresses the urgency and frequency of breakdowns.
  • Routine testing also locates all the faulty connections which reduce the risk of fire and other accidents.
  • Motor testing conserves energy since it is possible to identify conditions that result in increased power consumption. Testing all identifies supply voltage issues that can reduce the lifespan of your electrical equipment.

Run ‘EM Again Electric Motors is a leader in electric motor testing in Glendale, AZ. We have over 50 years experience, and we repair and rebuild any brand motor. Contact us today for quality motor repair and testing services.

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