Many rectifiers are installed into a less than ideal environment. Cleaning the area around the unit as well as any build up of contamination inside while there are no functional issues can be advantageous.

Most rectifiers need only minor maintenance including cleaning and inspections. The more frequent, the more reliable your gear will become.

  • You can schedule the work as part of a preventative maintenance plan instead of doing it after a problem arises.
  • The workers can expect the specific tasks to take less time than a typical extensive PM.
  • These cleanings can reduce failures and increase production time.
  • Issues should be fixed as they are observed, instead of waiting until a failure occurs.
  • Remove any clutter around or inside the rectifier on a regular basis.
  • Clean external spills in the area immediately. Typical spills can be harmful to rectifiers
  • Keep a log of all activities related to the maintenance of rectifiers
  • Schematics should be stored in a safe place for reference.
  • Replace wireway covers. Support cables, Hanging cables cause stress on connectors. (see photo)
  • If you see something that does not look safe, then it probably isn’t.

Rectifiers need only minor maintenance including cleaning and inspections. Establishing a proactive plan will result in a long and reliable life for your equipment.

For more information or to schedule APP to assist with your onsite PM please call us at 239-275-5877.


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We  are pleased to announce the addition of Jose Chapa to our team in Mexico as a Sales & Service Engineer.

Mr. Chapa brings a wealth of experience to APP ranging from equipment design to service and customer care.  Jose has more than a decade of experience with design and support of transformers ranging from 250 kVA to 500MVA. 

Mr. Chapa has a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from UANL.

In his spare time, Jose enjoys swimming and visiting the many historical places in his town such as movie theaters and music venues.  “We are very excited to have Jose join our team”, said Waasy Boddison, co-owner of American Plating Power.  “His strong technical acumen and energy will be tremendous as we continue to expand our presence in Mexico.” 

Jose’s focus will be to support the installed base and distribution network with technical and sales support for American Plating Power’s equipment in Mexico.  Mr. Chapa is located in the Monterrey metropolitan area, which is located 155 miles from Laredo, Texas.

Chapa had this to say about his new position, “I am glad to be part of this wonderful team and company with innovative technological ideas.” 

 Please contact us to learn more  by calling  (239)-275-5877 or  emailing


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