OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O&M): EXTERIOR POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||19 January 2017|
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
This UFC provides guidance for operations and maintenance of electrical power and distribution systems. Electrical systems need regular maintenance to ensure continued compliance with the codes and publications referred to in this document. Such maintenance will prevent system and equipment failures and ensure maximum safety and efficiency in the utilization of the facilities. At each installation, establish a program for proper maintenance and effectively follow it. Include in this program the scope of work, intervals of performance, and methods of application including safety requirements, practices and procedures, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of electrical power and distribution systems.
The information provided applies to the plans and procedures to operate and maintain installation electrical distribution systems. Specific installation conditions may dictate the need for procedures that exceed these minimum requirements.
These systems include substations, overhead and underground electrical distribution systems, exterior lighting systems, and electrical apparatus and components. Guidance for generators is covered in the following publications:
• UFC 3-540-01;
• UFC 3-540-07 (future UFC); and
• UFC 3-520-01.