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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 May. 29, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

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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Electrical Engineering | Clearances for Pad-Mounted Transformers

Electrical Engineering | Clearances for Pad-Mounted Transformers

Posted by Mike Ruff on Mar. 29, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

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 Feb. 27, 2013 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 Sarah Douglass on Feb. 27, 2013 in Fundamentals, Guidance

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 Jan. 29, 2013 in Engineering, Fundamentals, Guidance

“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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