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Also known as “condition monitoring,” predictive maintenance is all about the collection and analysis of real-time data to keep an eye on the health of your industrial equipment.

Along with your electrical construction maintenance, predictive maintenance relies on software that tracks and monitors your equipment such as pumps, motors, chillers, boilers, and electrical power systems.

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This data can help Telstar technicians anticipate outages before they even happen — which can save you time and money by cutting off any hiccups before they become disruptions.

These predictive maintenance services can help you prevent unplanned downtime, which could otherwise greatly affect your business and operations.

But predictive maintenance services also give you one more added advantage — the chance to spot unusual patterns and address them.

Using infrared scanning, for example, Telstar’s team of engineers and technicians have been able to spot excess heat from electrical, steam or process equipment, which could indicate the potential for sudden problems.

A dedicated team of predictive maintenance specialists can help your plant perform predictive diagnostics on all your most important industrial and electrical equipment. This work is usually done on-site, although it can also be administered remotely.

Our technicians at Telstar go the extra mile by helping you transform this data into a comprehensive plan that you can implement for the routine maintenance of your systems.

This means you can address the issue and take all the steps you need to ensure it doesn’t happen again.


As a state-licensed C10 contractor and UL 508A panel shop, we’re uniquely positioned to conduct all routine electrical construction maintenance and predictive maintenance jobs, especially those of a larger, more ongoing nature.

This also means that you’ll be working with a licensed electrical contractor, a partner who is an industry leader, delivering services such as engineering, installation, infrared scanning, troubleshooting, start-up commissioning and validation services for all industrial and commercial electrical systems.

We offer the full gamut of services because we’re experts that have dealt with all sorts of issues.

This cross-functional suite of services is one of the ideal ways to serve our clients, in our experience, because it means we have the right knowledge to correctly identify any related issues that might crop up.

We can trace the source of the problem to its root. We then perform the right kind of maintenance while also ensuring that your documentation is kept updated and your compliance levels are maintained.


Electrical construction and predictive maintenance is a service that allows facilities and the technicians who serve them to spot and solve problems. This occurs before these problems have a chance to arise to the level of an issue that could damage industrial and electrical equipment.

Maintenance downtime might be an inevitable part of any plant or industrial facility, but the severity of the problem can be mitigated or greatly reduced using predictive maintenance.

Issues with incoming switchgear, power distribution, system control panels, motors, valves, and any associated instrumentation are usually monitored, in real-time, by predictive maintenance diagnostics software. Then, the right plan is carried out to address these fixes.

There are sound engineering principles that rest behind every maintenance job, which is usually a combination of testing, instrumentation calibration, troubleshooting and then instrumentation validation.

A wide variety of advances in technology have allowed electrical construction companies to conduct testing in a cost-effective and time-sensitive manner with easy, selectable displays, automated analysis, storage, and networking between control panels and equipment. These instruments and their measurements also make it much faster to isolate and zero in on trending analyses.

This partial computerization or automation of predictive maintenance gives technicians and electrical construction companies a way to double-check the results of their diagnostic tests. They can measure variables like temperature and vibration using this software, while also their tests against previous instances.

This allows technicians to build a fuller picture, over time, as to the “health” of the equipment, and spot trends in its run-time.


The advancement of technology over the past few years has impacted how predictive maintenance has changed jobs. The process has gotten faster, more responsive, and is capable of collecting and monitoring data in real-time.

Why is predictive maintenance important? It’s essentially the key to reducing issues, freeing up resources that would otherwise be tied up in addressing potentially catastrophic problems.

Avoiding downtime, and avoiding the necessary expenditure of resources, is a major motivation for companies that employ routine, predictive maintenance.

When you work with Telstar, you’re working with a state-licensed C10 electrical construction company and a team that has decades of deep industry experience.

Not only have we seen most types of issues before, but we also keep ahead of the trends, frequently upgrading our technology to give you better, more accurate predictive maintenance services.

Making predictive maintenance a routine part of your industrial facility’s operations allows you to:

  • Greatly reduce the severity of issues on system control panels, motors, valves, and associated instrumentation
  • Identify issues and take steps to possibly furnish and install new conduit, wiring control panels, motor control centers, switchgear equipment, and AC/DC variable motor speed controls (VFDs)
  • Identify inefficiencies related to processing time, machine and system design inefficiencies that can be addressed using a certain amount of automation
  • Become more cost-effective in routine maintenance services, reducing the need for repair and installation by doing preventative activities instead
  • Create a plan to implement these routine checks at specific intervals that are tailored to the lifespan and operational tendencies of your electrical equipment

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So how does predictive maintenance work and how can you get started with implementing this powerful forecasting tool in your facility?

At Telstar, we begin each predictive maintenance service engagement by conducting a thorough assessment of your current software and systems, going over any detailed drawings and documentation and looking at any reports you may have captured about previous (possibly even frequent) issues.

Predictive maintenance work that we perform for our industrial clients goes far above and beyond simply addressing and anticipating problems. We also bring our years of experience with diverse systems to the fray, making sure you remain compliant with your documentation.

Our methodology looks at historical trends over time, and we use predictive analytics, modeling, and diagnostic techniques such as infrared scanning of electrical equipment to give you the most prescient and cogent response on your plan of attack.

We can recommend, with accuracy and precision, the issues that you may face when it comes to control system integrators, electrical power distribution, instrumentation calibration, and more.

Telstar is poised at the very leading edge of technology. We can integrate with a CMMS or other software system that will allow you to tie information together and build a cohesive picture of all your communications-enabled test equipment.

We’ll make sure that your documentation meets your regulator’s or agency body’s standards and help you further address these issues, either through repair or entirely new electrical conduit installations.


What is electrical construction engineering?
Electrical construction engineering relates to solutions designed for the installation, maintenance, and safety checking of electrical control systems and related components. Day to day workings include design and implementation through to testing and maintenance of instrumentation, equipment, and even processes.
What is a C10 license?
A C10 license is all about earning a distinction or a signification that shows clients and consumers that the electrician or technician on a job is a licensed contractor who can "place, install, erect or connect any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduits, solar photovoltaic cells or any part thereof, which generate, transmit, transform or utilize electrical energy in any form or for any purpose.” In other words, they're a certified expert, and you can count on their knowledge and applied experience. In California, an electrical contractor that plans to work on any project valued at over $500 is required to have a C10 license. This ensures uniformity of working methods, techniques, quality and safety.
What is a switchgear?
An electric switchgear is part of an electric power system. It is the combination of electrical disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment. Electrical switches are related to the reliability of the electricity supply.
What is the difference between preventative and predictive maintenance?
While preventative maintenance service and tasks are completed and addressed when machines are shut down, predictive maintenance relies on machines being up and running. This way, predictive maintenance relies on establishing a baseline of standard runtime and compares this against history (and even current, incoming) data to assess the health of machines and equipment. Predictive maintenance uses the information to make predictions on “weaknesses” or possible issues that could arise.


The importance of predictive maintenance is the difference between an industrial facility that runs like a well-oiled machine and one that is consistently facing downtime, business operations interuptions, and skyrocketing repair costs.

To stay ahead, take the time to perform routine predictive maintenance, using professionals like the Telstar team, and take advantage of the insight that technology can afford your operations. With headquarters in the area, it’s easier than ever to find an electrical construction and predictive maintenance solution in Northern and Central California.

Contact Telstar today and find out how our team can help you operate better than ever! Contact a Telstar team engineer and technician today!


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