3.12 Electrical Equipment

Vice President of Business Affairs

Office of Environmental, Health, Safety & Hazardous Waste

Posted On: October 10, 2013 |


  1. To ensure that good maintenance practices are followed during the maintenance and repair of electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures at McNeese State University.


  1. It is the responsibility of maintenance personnel in the electrical department at McNeese State University to perform a variety of duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures so that electrical distribution on campus will be done so in a safe and efficient manner.

Routine Maintenance (Only Done On Low Voltage Equipment)

  1. Tasks include:
    1.   Installs fixtures, outlets, switches, and makes wiring connections.
    2.   Cuts, threads, and bends conduit and pulls wire through conduit.
    3.   Replaces defective wiring and makes connections to electrical installations being renovated.
    4.   Replaces faulty electrical components.
    5.   Tests malfunctioning electrical systems and equipment.
    6.   Diagnosis equipment trouble and initiates corrective action.
    7.   Analyze and repair or replace receptacles, circuit breakers, panel boards, switch gear, motor starters, lamps, switches, ballasts, controllers, and wiring.
    8.   Inspects and tests equipment and circuits to identify malfunction or defect, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or ammeters.
  2.   Semi-Annual Maintenance
    1.   Sump Pump Motors/Starters
      1.   Inspection includes:
        1.   Visual for damage, deterioration, grounding
        2.   Motor Noise
        3.   Starter Operation
        4.   Bush, vine clearances
        5.   Corrosion, rust
    2.   Room/Exhaust Ventilators & Hoods
      1.   Inspection includes:
        1.   Visual for damage, deterioration, grounding
        2.   Motor Noise
        3.   Starter Operation
        4.   Belts
        5.   Bearings
        6.   Air Flow
  3.   Annual Maintenance
    1.   Transformers
      1.   Inspection includes:
        1.   Visual for damage, deterioration, grounding
        2.   Leakage
        3.   Corrosion
        4.   Accumulation of foreign objects around unit
        5.   Breather vent restrictions
        6.   Oil level
        7.   Infrared for hot spots, loose connections, overloads every 3 years.
  4.   Testing
    1.   Equipment testing procedures and schedule for testing follow manufacturer’s guidelines.
    2.   Testing should be non-destructive in nature.
      1.   Testing methods may include, but are not limited to:
        1.   Infrared
        2.   Volt meters
        3.   Amp meters
        4.   Megger

Preventive Maintenance (Only Done On Low Voltage Equipment)

  1.   Guidelines
    1.   Follow recommended guidelines of manufacturers as set forth by schedule developed for electrical equipment in the University’s equipment management program.
      1.   An inventory of mechanical and electrical equipment has been established for the program. See Appendix A.
        1.   This list is a “living” document and equipment may be added to, deleted from, and/or modified at any time.
      2.   PM schedule for electrical equipment is overseen by the electrical foreman.
        1.   Scheduled PM work orders are generated by computer software housed at the Physical Plant office.
        2.   Documented work is kept in the University’s electrical department.

High Voltage Equipment

  1.   Guidelines
    1.   Routine, emergency, or preventive work done on high voltage equipment is contracted out by the University’s Physical Plant Manager.

Document Details

Issue Date: 05/10/04
Review Date: 03/15/2021
Revision NO: 1.0
Revision Date: None
Revision Note: None