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Disaster recovery plans, procedures

Plant Engineering
Publication date: 
September 2013
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Natural events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy occur with little or no warning. Besides immeasurable suffering, they often cause widespread flooding, leaving maintenance departments and motor repairers with the daunting task of cleaning muck and moisture from thousands of electric motors and generators. The shear volume of affected equipment means the process can take weeks, if not months, and requires special cleanup procedures for motors contaminated by saltwater, so it helps to have a recovery plan in place before disaster strikes.