Rectifiers can last decades before needing replacement. But not all parts used to build this essential piece of equipment have the same life expectancies. Some circuit boards or semiconductors degrade as part of their natural life cycle, and will need to be replaced several times in the rectifier system’s lifetime. Leaving parts at their end of life installed in the rectifier can lead to:
- Loss of efficiency
- Loss of communication capabilities
- Loss of operator control
- System failure
- Injury or even death
When any of these conditions arise, companies need to assess the source of the issue and decide the best course of action. Customers have a variety of options to maintain their equipment. Some are by choice, and others by necessity.