It’s a classic business adage that you can’t manage what you haven’t measured, and that principle certainly holds true for power quality – but exactly what aspects of power quality should facility personnel be tracking, and how should they go about the process while every location has its own unique profile of installed loads and grid-supplied power issues, there are some general recommendations. The results from a number of power-quality studies have identified a number of common and expensive power quality disturbances, drawing from a range of end users. Voltage sags and swells and harmonics are, by far, the most common issues facing Nigerian companies you.
Electrical equipment may contain hazardous components or constituents which pose certain environmental or health risks when disposed of. Based on these results, It has recently been ruled by the court that for the purpose of waste import and export control, any substance once given up by its original user is considered as waste. In light of the global concern of illegal trans-boundary movements of hazardous electronic waste, suspected waste cargoes coming into the country will be fully inspected. Corporate Forwarders complies with the following measures before importing any electric equipment:

  • Select only those used equipment of reasonably new models and ages with genuine demand in the second-hand market of the importing countries. In any case, it is advisable to avoid any unit with over 5 years from the date of manufacturing
  • Properly record the examination, repairing and testing results of each of the used equipment, which should include their brand names, models and serial numbers, years of manufacturing, problems/damages found and fixed, dates and results of compliance testing conducted. Testing should be done not more than 2 years before shipment to the importing country. All the above information should be made available to the concerned control authority for inspection and checking upon request
  • Provide proper and sufficient individual protective packaging to each of the used equipment to protect the WHOLE unit from damage during transportation and the associated loading and unloading operations. There should not be any direct physical contact between each unit and the packaging should be able to withstand the weight of the units placed on it. There should be legible labels or signs (e.g. with unique serial numbers) on the packaging to identify each item. Photos of the packaging should be provided, if considered necessary, to the relevant control authority for advice
  • Make prior contractual arrangement with concerned parties in the importing countries to secure proper second-hand outlet. Confirm with the control authorities of the importing countries on whether import of used equipment is allowable and whether the consignee or buyer is permitted to import them for sale as second-hand commodities.