At Henderson Services, we believe that running a successful business requires careful planning and resource management. Preventive Maintenance is the number one area where many businesses fall short. Neglecting regular care of your facility can lead to costly consequences down the road. With over 100 years of experience in the industry, our advice is worth following, and we have seen how saying yes to preventive maintenance can save your business from financial disasters.

Saving Money on Costly Future Repairs

To patch or to repair. Do you save money by simply putting a “band-aid” on the problem, or do you spend the resources to truly repair the issue? While in the moment, it may feel good to spend little to no money on a potential issue, but the reality is that you’re simply delaying the inevitable. If something is broken, and you don’t complete an exhaustive repair, it will likely break again. And chances are, it’ll be in worse condition than it was originally.

Preventive maintenance is like insurance for your business operations. By proactively addressing issues before they escalate into major problems, you can save a significant amount of money in the long run. Waiting until equipment breaks down or a facility emergency occurs is a surefire way to experience repair costs, downtime, and even potential safety hazards.

At Henderson Services, we offer comprehensive preventive maintenance programs tailored to your specific needs. Our expert technicians can identify and address minor issues before they become major headaches. Taking a proactive approach not only extends the lifespan of your equipment but also reduces the risk of unexpected breakdowns that can disrupt smooth business operations.

100+ Years of Experience: Advice Worth Following

When it comes to preventive maintenance, experience matters. Henderson Services has been serving businesses in Kentucky for over a century, and during that time, we've worked to build a reputation for excellence in discovering costly issues before they arise. Our team of certified professionals has seen it all, from routine maintenance tasks to complex projects like arc flash analysis and NFPA 70E compliance.

Our deep knowledge of industry best practices and evolving safety regulations allows us to provide invaluable guidance to our clients. When we recommend preventive maintenance measures, it's based on a century's worth of experience and a commitment to helping your business thrive.

The Costly Consequences of Ignoring Preventive Maintenance

Let's take a look at a real-life example from our region to emphasize the importance of our services. Due to financial circumstances, a business in Central Kentucky chose to ignore our preventive maintenance offerings. The proposed maintenance would have cost $36,000. Shortly after, disaster struck. 

A major accident occurred, and instead of paying the original $36,000 that we proposed, which would have prevented this devastating accident, the resulting loss exceeded $22 million.

This unfortunate incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks associated with neglecting maintenance responsibilities. It's not just about saving money; it's about protecting your employees, customers, and the reputation of your business.

The Importance of Arc Flash Analysis and NFPA 70E Compliance

In any modern business, electrical safety is paramount. Ignoring standards like NFPA 70E (National Fire Protection Association) can have devastating consequences, including injuries, fatalities, and costly legal ramifications.

Henderson Services specializes in arc flash analysis and NFPA 70E compliance, ensuring that your electrical systems are safe and up to code standards. By saying yes to our preventive maintenance services in this critical area, you can protect your business from potential disasters and liabilities.

Henderson Services Helps You Protect Your People and Your Business

Utilizing Henderson Services’ preventive maintenance is an investment in the longevity and success of your business and the lives of your employees. It not only saves you money by preventing costly future repairs but also protects your business from accidents and compliance issues. With over a century of experience and a commitment to safety, we are your reliable partner for all of your facility maintenance needs. 

Don't wait until disaster strikes— contact us today to take proactive steps to safeguard your business today!

Businesses across the world rely heavily on electrical systems to keep their operations running smoothly. Whether it's a manufacturing facility, office building, or data center, electrical systems are the lifeblood of any modern facility. When dealing with technology that’s pivotal to your operation, electrical failures can lead to costly downtime, safety hazards, and expensive repairs. The good news is that a significant portion of these failures can be identified and corrected before they occur, thanks to a little-known service that can be a game changer for your facility: infrared thermography.

At Henderson Services, we understand the critical importance of maintaining electrical systems to ensure the long-term safety and efficiency of your facility. Our trained and certified Level II Infrared Thermographers utilize cutting-edge technology and expertise to perform comprehensive assessments, incorporating visual inspections, ultrasonic survey detection, and infrared scanning technology. Utilizing our experience can be the difference between a one-time financial investment and a major financial loss that could take years to recover.

Infrared Thermography in Action

Recently, we had a customer who had completed a brand-new building. While performing preventive maintenance with infrared scans, a critical fault was discovered on some Okonite 15kv service conductors. The critical fault was due to improper installation by the electrical subcontractor during that time. Electrical arcing and hot spots on the cable were detected using a UE Ultrasonic Test Probe and then verified with infrared technology via a Flir E85. 

Fortunately, the customer trusted our experts and decided to invest in the proper preventive maintenance services to repair the problem before it got out of hand. They ended up paying $22,985 to complete all of the repairs. This may sound like a large sum, but consider how much it would have cost them when the critical fault failed if they did nothing. Our estimate is that they not only would have incurred over $228,000 in damages but they also would have been faced with threats to the safety of everyone who spent their days inside the building in question.

Identifying Issues Before They Become Problems

One of the key benefits of an infrared thermography inspection is its ability to identify potential electrical failures long before they escalate into critical issues, as you can see from our previous example. Studies have shown that up to two-thirds of electrical failures can be detected and corrected during these preventive maintenance inspections. This early detection is crucial in preventing costly downtime and avoiding emergency repairs.

Infrared thermography involves the use of specialized cameras that capture thermal images of electrical components. These images reveal temperature variations in the electrical system, which can signify problems such as loose connections, overloaded circuits, or damaged components. By identifying these issues early, facility managers can schedule maintenance or repairs at their convenience, minimizing disruptions to daily operations. 

Cost-Effective Preventive Maintenance

You may be thinking, “Well, I’ve never heard of this service, it must be some fancy technology that isn’t worth the cost.” However, infrared thermography inspections are a cost-effective form of preventive maintenance. While it may seem like an additional expense, the long-term savings far outweigh the initial investment. By addressing minor electrical issues, you can prevent them from developing into major problems that require extensive repairs or replacements.

Additionally, preventing unplanned downtime due to electrical failures can save your facility from potential revenue losses and the associated costs of emergency repairs. Regular infrared inspections help you maintain a predictable maintenance schedule and budget, reducing the likelihood of unexpected financial burdens.

Comprehensive Inspection Process

As mentioned before, at Henderson Services, our Level II Infrared Thermographers go above and beyond to ensure the reliability of your electrical systems. Our comprehensive assessment process combines visual inspections, ultrasonic survey detection, and infrared scanning technology.

Visual inspections help identify obvious issues like loose connections or visible damage to electrical components. Ultrasonic survey detection is used to detect corona discharge, a phenomenon that can lead to electrical failure if left unaddressed. Infrared scanning technology, however, is the centerpiece of our preventive maintenance strategy. Its ability to pinpoint temperature irregularities in your electrical system helps us to locate underlying problems.

In summary, an annual infrared thermography inspection can be a business-changing practice for your facility's electrical maintenance strategy. By identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate, you can save your facility from costly downtime, emergency repairs, and unexpected financial burdens. 

At Henderson Services, we’re committed to helping you maintain the safety and efficiency of your electrical systems through our Level II trained Infrared Thermographers and state-of-the-art technology. Don't wait for electrical failures to disrupt your operations; invest in preventive maintenance today with infrared thermography inspections. Your facility's future depends on it.

You may hear “Infrared Thermography Inspection” and think, Oh, that’s just an add-on service that I don’t need to worry about. According to a study conducted in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Energy, over 2/3 of electrical failures can be identified and corrected before they occur with an annual infrared inspection.

With businesses relying more and more on electrical systems to power their facilities, the importance of regular maintenance and inspections cannot be overstated. Since its creation, Infrared Thermography has revolutionized preventive maintenance for electrical systems. This technology has rapidly gained traction due to its ability to detect issues before they escalate, ensuring zero business interruption and seamless operations. Henderson Services, Kentucky's leading electrical services provider, is at the forefront of utilizing infrared thermography inspections to elevate electrical system reliability and efficiency.

What is Infrared Thermography?

Infrared Thermography is a cutting-edge technology that utilizes thermal imaging cameras to capture the infrared radiation emitted by objects. At Henderson, our Level II trained Infrared Thermographers utilize visual inspections, ultrasonic survey detection, and infrared scanning technology to detect the impending failure of your critical electrical distribution components. Every object with a temperature above absolute zero (-273.15°C or -459.67°F) emits heat in the form of infrared radiation. By detecting and visualizing these temperature inconsistencies, Infrared Thermography allows professionals to identify anomalies in electrical systems, mechanical components, and even building structures.

Zero Business Interruption

One of the most significant advantages of infrared thermography inspections is their non-intrusive nature. Traditional methods of inspecting electrical systems often involve shutting down equipment and interrupting business operations. This downtime not only disrupts productivity but also incurs additional costs. In contrast, Infrared Thermography inspections can be carried out without interrupting the ongoing operations, making it a preferred choice for businesses that cannot afford any downtime.

In your business, every minute counts. The ability to maintain and assess electrical systems without causing any interruption can be a game-changer. This makes infrared thermography a valuable tool for companies striving to achieve operational excellence and minimize disruptions.

Conducted While Machines Are Running

Imagine being able to identify potential issues in your electrical systems while they are still operational. Infrared Thermography turns this dream into a reality. Skilled technicians equipped with thermal cameras can conduct inspections while machines and equipment are running at full, energized capacity. These inspections can give a glimpse into what it’s like having Superman’s X-ray vision, a powerful ability to discover issues without the need for invasive maneuvers. This real-time monitoring capability allows for the early detection of overheating components, loose connections, and other anomalies that might lead to catastrophic failures if left unaddressed.

The ability to perform inspections while machines are operational is a huge advantage, as it enables businesses to solve problems proactively, preventing unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. Additionally, this approach enhances safety by reducing the need for manual intervention during inspection periods.

Elevating Preventive Maintenance with Infrared Thermography Inspections

As providers and passionate advocates for preventive maintenance in any business, we recognize the power infrared thermography has in transforming the mindset facility managers have when thinking about protecting their businesses. By implementing regular infrared thermography inspections, businesses can:

Increase Reliability

Detecting issues early helps prevent potential breakdowns, ensuring uninterrupted operations and customer satisfaction. In addition, knowing the inspection has been done offers you peace of mind that your machinery is functioning properly throughout the day.

Minimize Downtime

Non-intrusive inspections mean less downtime, translating to higher productivity and reduced operational costs.

Extend Equipment Lifespan

Identifying and resolving problems before they escalate can extend the lifespan of electrical equipment and systems.

Enhance Safety

By identifying safety hazards and addressing them promptly, the risk of accidents is significantly reduced.

Save Costs

Proactive maintenance reduces the need for emergency repairs, saving on repair and replacement costs. Your typical Infrared scan of an entire electrical system is usually a fraction of the cost of a replacement should a part fail.

Infrared Thermography for Your Facility

Infrared thermography has transformed the landscape of preventive maintenance, allowing businesses to predict and prevent issues before they disrupt operations. Henderson Services is dedicated to helping Kentucky businesses utilize the power of this technology to achieve unparalleled reliability and efficiency in their electrical systems.

This advanced technique provides invaluable insights into the health of electrical systems. With the ability to perform inspections without causing any interruptions, and even while machines are running, this technology has become an indispensable tool for businesses striving for excellence in preventive maintenance. By utilizing these services, Henderson Services is saving businesses millions of dollars in potential damage repairs every single day. We are committed to leading the charge in utilizing infrared thermography inspections to ensure the reliability and longevity of electrical systems, ultimately contributing to seamless operations and reduced operational costs your business will face.

Contact us today to learn more about how your business can begin implementing preventive maintenance as part of your regular business operations!

Let’s cut straight to the point: if your facility has not completed an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, you are putting your business and, most importantly, your employees at major risk. Here at Henderson Services, we’ve spent years researching and developing our services in order to serve clients like you as best we can. However, during those years, it has been alarming to see the number of companies that are, at best, generally unaware of the importance that preventive maintenance plays in the health of their company.

When discussing preventive maintenance here at Henderson, it’s much more than a practice you “might as well do.” Instead, it is a life-saving discipline that will set your company apart from all others. One of the areas of preventive maintenance that we see as absolutely vital is Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. But why is it so vital? Afterall, what does it actually accomplish, why do you need it, and how can it affect your team?

What Does it Accomplish?

An Arc Flash Hazard Analysis is often referred to as an Arc Flash Study. In short, it’s a study of the potential available incident energy specific to electrical equipment during a fault event. It will uncover what hazards and violations exist in your working environment. Due to the rules set in the latest editions of OSHA (29 CFR 1910.269) and NFPA (130.5 C), organizations must conduct this study on their entire facility every five years, accompanied by yearly updates in order to remain compliant and avoid heavy penalties.

Why Do You Need It?

As previously mentioned, you need Arc Flash Hazard Analysis to stay compliant with OSHA and NFPA guidelines. Outside of compliance, this study gives you peace of mind, knowing that a complete process to identify any potential electrical hazards has been proactively taken, and any potential power quality issues will be identified to reduce the risk of business interruption. This knowledge of your environment aids you in protecting your employees once work begins. If you haven’t completed your Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, any equipment in the space is not permitted to be used.

Visit our website to see the 7-step process we follow when completing our Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. 

How Can it Affect Your Team?

Without completing this study, there is no way to know the level of potential energy expressed in calories/cm^2 that an arc flash could emit. This information informs you which level of PPE your employees must wear to meet or exceed the calorie rating on the energized piece of electrical equipment. The last thing you want is to fail to complete your Arc Flash Analysis, send an employee to work on equipment, and unexpectedly have them killed by a lethal amount of electricity. That kind of instance is exactly why regulations for this study exist. 

Just as there are labor laws that must be followed for the well-being of your team, working with electricity creates an even greater need for following standards that protect the lives of your employees.

Failing to complete an Arc Flash Analysis for any organization working around hazardous material violates OSHA and NFPA guidelines. In addition, this puts you in danger of being shut down and ultimately losing your business if you fail to comply. Don’t let that be you. To complete your Arc Flash Analysis, simply contact Henderson Services and get a quote today to ensure the safety of your personnel.

The sun is shining, your coffee is hot, and traffic wasn’t too bad this morning. Yet all you can think about is the conversation you had with your supervisor yesterday, who told you that safety is your new priority and it’s up to you to ensure nothing goes wrong. 

Perhaps you’ve experienced this exact feeling, or you can empathize with the stressors involved. Whatever the case may be, as a project manager, safety on a project is one of the key responsibilities you must carry. Unfortunately, thousands of electrical-related injuries occur every year, along with hundreds of deaths. The last thing you want for your company is your name associated with that statistic.

So let’s go back to our hypothetical (or very real) situation. Here you are, stressed out, with what feels like the weight of your company’s future on your shoulders. What can you do to ensure your safety culture is where it needs to be?

We advise finding an electrical service at the top of their field. A company that views safety as king and backs it up with results. Such as an OSHA RIR rate of .64, a current EMR of .6, or 0 lost time to injuries in 2022. If that sounds like the kind of company you want to work with, then Henderson Services is a great fit for you. 

We Understand

Here at Henderson, we understand how important your job is and how difficult it can often be with so much on your plate. Our expertise in safety training and preventive maintenance helps us come alongside you and make your job easier. While there are a lot of great electrical contractors out there, there are also some that make you question the quality of their services, the promptness of their response time, and their general care for your team. We understand these fears and have cultivated a company dedicated to serving you at the highest level in all areas. 

“Sometimes you find a group that you can trust and that you like doing business with.  When you find this group the cost is not really a priority because we know that we are getting the very best service available.  Thanks to Henderson, CLARK has found a lasting partnership that supersedes everything else.”

– Bart Ford, General Manager at Clark Material Handling

Safety is King

Your employees are the heart and soul of your business. Care for their well-being is paramount for any successful company. With our NFPA 70E, Lock Out Tag Out, and First Aid, CPR, and AED training, we give you the peace of mind to know that you are following all of the necessary safety-related labor laws. 

Take Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), for instance. Did you know that OSHA estimates that implementing proper LOTO procedures prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually, being that up to 10% of all industrial safety incidents are believed to be related to failure to properly lockout equipment? If you’re reading this and that makes your stomach drop, you probably aren’t alone!

Henderson Services is here to ensure safety becomes a top priority at your company. Check out the video below for more details on the training we offer and how they can set your company up for success.

So if your company is looking to make major improvements regarding the safety procedures set in place, let us help! Don’t let your stress over following safety laws prohibit you from doing the rest of your job well. Henderson Services is here to help you secure your business. Contact us to get a quote.

How often have you seen something go wrong in your business that was caused by a lack of upkeep upon further inspection? In those moments, you slap your hand to your forehead and say, “How did I not see this coming!” 

You can trust us when we say you are not the only one. If there is one thing that all industries have in common, it’s that they all benefit greatly from having routine preventive maintenance. Not only does this maintenance save lives and minimize costly shutdowns, but it ultimately brings peace of mind knowing that your system is optimized and healthy. With this in mind, let’s take a look at five major benefits of Preventive Maintenance that can add a massive boost to your company.

Detect the Impending Failure of Your Critical Electrical Distribution Components

Some companies knowingly or unknowingly function with a “run to fail” attitude regarding their maintenance. Rather than identifying issues before they occur, some would prefer to keep running until something fails and a significant repair has to happen. It's a foolish use of time and resources, and it simply makes no sense when companies like Henderson exist to prevent these malfunctions from ever taking place. With Preventive Maintenance, the days of being powerless to stop an impending failure are gone. 

Production Economics

In most cases, a company consistently conducting Preventive Maintenance checks will experience zero downtime. This allows you to minimize potential interruptions to your business during the day. The only instance that downtime would be necessary is if Breaker Testing or Transformer Maintenance was required.

Personnel Safety

Completing an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis ensures you remain compliant with regulatory agencies. In addition, Arc Flash Analysis enables you to understand your electrical system better while guarding your assets (personnel and facility), minimizing your liability, and avoiding citations. It is a comprehensive electrical system analysis designed to evaluate the potential available incident energy of electrical equipment during a fault event. Completing this study will keep you in line with OSHA and NFPA standards and give you and your team peace of mind.

Equipment Loss Prevention

Equipment can be expensive, and the more equipment you replace, the more expensive it gets. Preventive Maintenance keeps your equipment running longer and more efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about finding replacements. Our infrared thermography, power quality monitoring, and ultrasonic analysis can identify and treat your equipment before it becomes an issue. 

Cost Saving

Henderson is a full-service maintenance company, meaning that if we discover an issue while completing your Preventive Maintenance, we can identify and fix it. The last thing you want to do is let a problem persist for too long and ultimately cause the loss of your equipment. Our ability to quickly find and solve a problem saves your business money and time. 

Now that you’ve seen what Preventive Maintenance can do for you, don't wait for something to go wrong before you do something about it. 

Contact Henderson Services today to get a step ahead of your electrical maintenance needs.

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