When you think of electrical construction, you probably think of an electrical contractor installing wiring and fuse boxes in homes and businesses. While that is part of the electrical construction business, that is not all these contractors do. Here are four more things covered under electrical construction and why it should matter to your industrial plant.
Installing Electrical Motors and Industrial Generators
If you have a factory that relies almost entirely on electrical energy, you cannot be without power for more than a couple minutes. Electrical construction contractors can, and do, install electrical motors and industrial generators. The contractor has a crew of electricians and construction workers aiding his or her endeavors during installation such that the motor or generator you need is positioned correctly and all of the necessary wiring and power cables are connected safely and accurately.
Installing Electrical Safety Devices
When you have as much electrical power as you do running through the whole plant, you want safety devices in place to prevent injuries and fatalities. These safety devices include manual flip or pull switches that kill the power to some or all of the plant, switches that kill the power to large machines that cut or grind, and "touch plates" that detect out-of-the-ordinary objects coming into contact with potentially dangerous or lethal consequences. (The "touch plates" cut the power to the machinery to which they are attached, lessening the seriousness of an injury and/or preventing it entirely.) Knowing where and how to correctly install these devices so that they function when pulled or touched is work that can only be accomplished by an electrical (construction) contractor.
Installing Backup Electrical Wiring and Rerouting Systems
Backup electrical wiring allows your machines to send power signals along another set of wires or cables. This wiring may also be part of a larger electrical rerouting system designed to keep production lines moving with no stops, pauses or hiccups. If these systems were not installed in your plant eons ago, you might want to consider updating your electrical systems. Since some of the old electrical systems may need to be pulled or removed before being updated and replaced, you will need more than just a general electrical contractor for the job.
Installing an Onsite Data Center Where There Was None Before
A fourth and necessary service for any factory or business provided by an electrical construction contractor is the design, construction and installation of an onsite data base. If you do not currently have your own data base onsite, you may be paying other businesses to store all of your data offsite. Over time, that could be more than enough money to construct your own onsite data center. The contractor can find a space within your plant, design the data center, and reconstruct the designated space into the data center you need, including all of the electrical wiring, ethernet cables, outlets, etc. Contact a business, such as Albarell Electric Inc, for more information.