Many owners, operators and managers of large buildings or industrial facilities in Perth receive their high voltage power supply from the Western Power Network.
Installations in remote areas generally have their own power distribution system, a power supply from Horizon Power or receive their electrical power supply through a contracted private power generation facility. These power stations supply high voltage power for use at various industrial premises.
In Western Australia, recent changes to the Western Australian Electrical Requirements have highlighted the legislative requirements for the regular and ongoing inspection of these high voltage assets that are owned or operated within a facility.
The requirement is not just for the hardware, but for the supporting documentation such as drawings, test records and safety management procedures and permits for accessing and working on the equipment.
Not only is this addressed in the Western Australian Electrical Requirements but is also included in other documents such as the Western Australian Mines Safety and Inspection Act, The Western Power and Horizon Power Technical Rules.
There is a range of Australian Standards which address these requirements for routine inspection and testing such as AS3000, AS2067 and AS7000 amongst others.
- Are you aware of these requirements and does your high voltage equipment and network comply with the necessary standards?
- Does your technical engineering design documentation and drawings reflect the current arrangement of your electrical system, and the plant and equipment that you own and operate?
- Do you have safety management and backup systems in place that take your high voltage system into account?
Petro Min Engineers can provide you with a confidential audit of your facility to give you some idea as to your compliance with all statutory requirements and the demands of the required Australian Standards.
This asset and systems audit will ensure that you meet all your obligations under the Legislative requirements, and that the integrity of your system is assured for long term viability and the safe operation of your high voltage power system assets.
Contact Petro Min Engineers, for all your engineering design services.