SMC - How to Mitigate Risks and Optimise Mast Performance

How to mitigate risks and optimise mast performance

If you’ve read our last blog on Maintaining your Mast: Six things to look for, you’re probably wondering what preventive measures you can take to avoid such issues.

This article explains how you can avoid these, ensure safety and optimise mast performance with five preventative measures.

1. Proactive repairs and replacements

Address any identified issues promptly. Replace damaged antennas, connectors, or cables to maintain optimal performance quality. SMC can help you promptly repair or replace any structurally compromised mast components to prevent catastrophic failures.

We do not generally inspect or repair antennas and cables.

2. Contingency planning

Install backup power systems, such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) or backup generators, to ensure continued operation during power outages. Consider implementing redundancy measures such as duplicate antennas or equipment for uninterrupted connectivity.

3. Lightning protection

Consider installing lightning protection systems such as lightning rods and grounding and be sure to regularly inspect and maintain these systems to ensure their effectiveness.

4. Work with certified professionals

Our team of specialists in our UK and US facilities can help you identify and address issues accurately and adhere to safety standards, with an inhouse service.

5. Annual SMC Service and regular in-house inspections

Regular maintenance and servicing can help ensure that your mast and antenna are functioning and delivering the best possible performance. We can support you by sending you a self-service kit, or by arranging an in-house service with our experts. Throughout the year, we also recommend you conduct visual checks, equipment testing, and structural assessments where required. You can contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns and we will be more than happy to help.

Choose from a range of servicing options to help you extend the life of your SMC mast. These cover everything from lubrication and service kits, allowing you to easily maintain your equipment yourself, to in-house servicing at our US and UK facilities. Learn more about why servicing your mast is so important in this short blog, or contact us directly today on +44 (0) 23 8024 6200 to get your questions answered.

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