The machine in storage should be inspected
periodically and inspection records maintained. The
following tests and inspections are designed to reveal
deterioration or failure of protective systems (shelter,
coatings and temperature control), of the machine
without delay. Inspect the storage area for compliance to
the above criteria and inspect the stored machine for the
1. Physical damage.
3. Signs of condensation.
4. Integrity of protective coatings.
5. Condition of paint - discoloration.
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6. Signs of vermin or insect activity.
7. Satisfactory space heater operation. It is
recommended that an alarm system be in place to operate
on interruption of power to the space heaters. Alarms
should be responded to immediately.
8. Record the ambient temperature and relative
humidity adjacent to the machine, the winding
temperature (utilizing the RTD's), the insulation
resistance and the polarization index. Refer to the section
entitled Insulation Resistance on page 15 for information
on determining the insulation resistance and polarization
Experience has shown that adequate precautions
during storage will avoid costly deterioration of parts and
lengthy maintenance procedures at installation and start-
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