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Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Fundamentals

Sometimes, things go wrong. But, as electrical engineers, it’s our job to prevent errors, injuries, or worse – catastrophes. One of the problems that can occur when a piece of equipment is being worked on is arc flash – which is a dangerous release of energy. What Causes Arc Flashes? Arc flashes are caused by […]

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Mechanical Engineers: The Interior Designers of Equipment and Boiler Rooms

Mechanical Engineers: The Interior Designers of Equipment and Boiler Rooms

Posted by Eric Baluch on in Engineering

As mechanical engineers, we are frequently involved with boiler room equipment layouts. While fitting modern equipment into an antiquated space may challenging for some engineers, our firm rises to the challenge to create a design that is maintainable, serviceable, efficient and clean. Much like furniture in a living room, each piece of equipment in a […]

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What’s a Watt? (And Other Electrical Fundamentals)

What’s a Watt? (And Other Electrical Fundamentals)

Posted by Mike Ruff on in Fundamentals

Basic electrical calculations involve three parameters, volts, amps and watts. Volts Here in the United States, we design according to specific voltages provided by our utility companies. In residential construction, we often have 120/240V, single phase, 3-wire, while in commercial construction we typically have 120/208V, 3 phase, 4-wire or 277/480V, 3 phase, 4-wire (although older […]

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Preventing Power Outage Annoyances in Commercial Spaces with Batteries

Preventing Power Outage Annoyances in Commercial Spaces with Batteries

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Engineering

It was a dark and stormy night. As you’re lounging on your couch, relaxing from your workday, everything goes black.  No lights, no television, and no margarita machine. Power outages occur from time to time in different spaces, but thanks to electric codes (and smart engineering) lighting can be restored and safety ensured in commercial […]

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Does Power Have You Against the Wall? Our Engineers Come to the Rescue

Does Power Have You Against the Wall? Our Engineers Come to the Rescue

Posted by Hilmi Tannous on in Engineering

Let’s face it: sometimes, the wall isn’t the most convenient place for an outlet. Never fear, though, electrical engineers to the rescue!  We can put your outlet almost anywhere you want, within reason, of course. When our clients want power, data, and/or audio visual connections away from the wall in commercial buildings, office areas, schools, […]

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