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Bob Ambrose Joins Our Team!

Bob Ambrose Joins Our Team!

Posted by Joe Weagraff on Jan. 30, 2014 in Culture

TES Engineering is proud to announce Robert Ambrose has joined our team as Director of Strategic Services. Bob brings a passionate personality, accomplished resume, and big plans for success. Previously, Bob was the President of Marlin Mechanical LLC, Department Manager at Gardiner Trane, and Owner of The RMA Company.  During his time with these companies […]

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Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Posted by Sarah Douglass on Sep. 26, 2013 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 Sep. 06, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

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 May. 31, 2013 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 Sarah Douglass on May. 31, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

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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