Complete, thorough, and current documentation is essential to an effective
maintenance program. Whether you are performing preventive, predictive, or
reliability centered maintenance, keeping track of equipment condition and
maintenance performed or planned is critical.
Maintenance recommendations contained in this report should be used as the basis for
establishing or refining a maintenance schedule. Recommendations can be converted
into Job Plans or Work Orders in MAXIMO or another maintenance management
system. Once these job plans and work orders are established, implementation of
well-executed predictive or reliability centered maintenance is possible.
The maintenance recordkeeping system must be kept current so that a complete
maintenance history of each piece of equipment is available at all times. This is
important for planning and conducting an ongoing maintenance program and provides
documentation needed for the Annual, Periodic, and Comprehensive Power Reviews of
O&M. Regular maintenance and emergency maintenance must be well documented as
should special work done during overhauls and replacement.
The availability of up-to-date drawings to management and maintenance staff is
extremely important. Accurate drawings are very important to ongoing maintenance,
testing, and new construction; but they are essential during emergencies for trouble-
shooting. In addition, accurate drawings are important to the continued safety of the
staff working on the equipment.
Electrical maintenance is one aspect of the Power Review of O&M Program. This
program utilizes regularly scheduled Annual (self-assessment), Periodic (regionally
conducted), and Comprehensive (Denver conducted) reviews. Each level of review is
intended to assess compliance with accepted practices in operation and maintenance.
The accepted practices for electrical equipment maintenance are defined in this FIST
volume and in the references cited in this document. As stated in section 1.2.1, above,
variance from these practices is acceptable provided that adequate justification is
provided to reviewers.
This FIST volume summarizes maintenance recommendations for electrical equipment
and directs the reader to related references. It should not be the sole source of
information used in conducting maintenance activities. Other references, training,
and work experience are also necessary to fully understand and carry out the
Performing maintenance on electrical equipment can be hazardous. Electrical and
mechanical energy can cause injury and death if not managed properly. All