One of the most important aspects of owning a digital control panel is making sure it’s safe to use. It’s not like you have to worry about it exploding or something, here; but when things are off, or there’s a malfunction – it can cause a ton of damage to your system and if they’re not careful – your employees too.
Today, we’re going to share some things you can do in order to keep your digital control panel functioning properly and making it safer overall. Let’s jump right in!
Choose the right panel
Not all digital control panels are created equal and making sure you’re doing your homework up front is a really important aspect of keeping your panel safe. Manufacturers adhere to stringent processes including dimensions, reliability, maintainability, testability, user friendliness and the like. Choosing the wrong panel can have significant consequences for your wastewater treatment facility – so make sure you’re doing your homework up front.
While service and maintenance pros can find their way around a digital control panel with their eyes blindfolded, most of your staff can’t. Having things clearly labeled will help in nearly any kind of disaster response in case emergency pros want access.
Make sure that things like breakers and circuits are clearly and neatly identified. Make sure they’re easy to access so they’re easy to service. And in addition to labeling, consider using colors for various applications and components. Long story, short – make everything as clear as possible.
Everyone who works in and around the panel and the things it controls and monitors should be trained on the basics. While pros know what to do, they might not be able to get there in time to respond to a problem that could lead to a potential catastrophe. Being on the ball and at least knowing the basics will go a long way towards ensuring your panel is safe.
Safety is never at the forefront of our thoughts until something bad happens. Being prepared is key and if you follow these simple tips, you’ll be in great shape. If you have questions about what our digital control panels can do for you, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!