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Electrical Engineering | Clearances for Pad-Mounted Transformers

Electrical Engineering | Clearances for Pad-Mounted Transformers

Posted by Mike Ruff on in Engineering

Many buildings are located in developments, or on sites with underground electrical and tele/data/cable utilities. While the underground services eliminate unattractive overhead pole lines, cabling and transformers, the installation of utility company transformers presents challenges of a different sort. Utility company transformers are large, generally green in color, and can range from a small box […]

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Eye Washing Station Details

Eye Washing Station Details

Posted by Brian Walsh on in Fundamentals

Nearly one million workplace eye injuries are reported annually, so the importance of emergency eyewash stations cannot be overstated. The use of proper eye protection along with worker safety training can go along way in preventing potential serious eye injury.  The single most important requirement for eye safety is the emergency eyewash station. Emergency eyewash […]

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How to Request an Electrical Service

How to Request an Electrical Service

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Fundamentals

Requesting an electrical service for a project is a process that can be completed by anyone involved with the project, including architects, engineers, tenants, or property owners.  There are several ways to apply to start an electrical service, including an online form on the energy company’s website, a phone call to an energy company representative, […]

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Electrical Engineering : What is Dirty Power?

Electrical Engineering : What is Dirty Power?

Posted by Mike Ruff on in Engineering, Fundamentals

“Dirty power” is an abnormality in the power quality that is being delivered to a system.  These abnormalities can include low power factor, voltage variations, frequency variations, and surges.  All electrical systems are based on a supply of power at a certain voltage and frequency.  Equipment and electronic devices are chosen based on this expected […]

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Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Posted by Eric Baluch on in Fundamentals

Kitchen hood designs vary depending on the application in which the hood is being used.  There are two types of kitchen hoods. TYPES The first type of kitchen hoods is designed to be installed above cooking appliances that produce laden vapors, such as grease or smoke. Type 2 kitchen hoods must be installed above cooking or […]

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