Electrical Appliances have become an integral part of everyone’s life. People are using these appliances in a wide variety of their daily applications. This has led to increased importance and the corresponding increase in the applications of them. With increasing applications, they are getting quite common in our day to day activities.
With this, it becomes important to ensure that these appliances are quite safe to perform the desired operation from them. Various inspection process can be performed over the same in order to ensure that there doesn’t exist any of the flaws in the component itself as it might lead to failure when it is in actual operation.
PAT Testing: An Overview
For carrying out the inspection or testing of these components or appliances there are few testing which are defined in order to test the component in its actual application. PAT testing is written as Portable Appliance Testing. This process is done in The United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and Australia where the desired electrical component is checked to ensure the desired safety.
This testing is conducted in order to identify beforehand regarding any of the flaws which if there in the component. This flaw can then further rectify in terms of performing the maintenance operation. If the flaw is of such an order which can’t be rectified then the corresponding replacement is planned in order to ensure the desired level of safety for the individuals.
It will ensure that component is able to perform its desired operation quite smoothly without any kind of intervention due to the inherent flaws of the component itself. This will ensure the desired level of safety and quality of the operations which are to be performed from the appliance which is decided upon.
Process of Carrying out PAT Testing
There are sequential steps which can be followed in order to ensure that the desired operation of PAT testing is performed smoothly. These operations are designed beforehand with the stated specifications with which they are required to be performed. Initially, plug casings are checked to identify if there is any kind of damage present. It will be followed by removal of the cover of the plug.
In addition to that checking, the ratings of the fuse are needed. This is mainly because if in some case appliance starts to draw more amount of current then it can be stopped else it might suffer severe damage. The wiring which is selected for the appliance is also required to be as per decided standards for accurate functioning. Even the connections and terminals should be secure enough.
A case of placing bare wires should be minimized as it may lead to electric shocks to the individuals who might come in contact with the wires. Even it is required to keep track to have a look at the case of overheating or discoloration which might be present.
Thus various processes which are designed for the testing purpose is required to be performed with the desired accuracy in order to ensure that the component is meeting the desired safety standards. It would result in component performing safely without any kind of risk for the individual which is working over the appliance.