As you look to expand and update your plant's equipment, you might be wondering how the electrical construction is going to go. After all, the newer machines may not work or run on the same connections or power outlets as the old machines. Thankfully, your commercial electrician figures all of this out for you. The following three examples show exactly what the electrician will do and consider when he or she is installing new wiring in your factory.
Can the Factory Manage Any Extra Amps/Watts That the New Machines Require?
This is a major consideration for the work that your electrician is about to do. He or she will look at the power requirements for everything you hope to update and install, then check your power boxes and your generators to make sure these power sources can handle the power demands. If your power sources cannot manage the additional power demands, then the electrician will need to perform these conversions and updates as well.
Does Any of the New Wiring Require Insulation or Protection?
Electrical wiring frequently needs insulation, not just to stay a constant temperature (where applicable) but to reduce any cross-connection and electrical charge-jumping between wire bundles that occasionally touch. In addition to insulating wires and wire bundles, much of the wiring may be located in a place where it could be cut accidentally, or have liquids spilled on them. In these areas, which your electrician will recognize during a walk-through of the work that needs to be done, the wiring will need more protection and will probably be run through a non-conductive metal pipe or plastic conduit.
Are There Any Awkward or Tight Spaces into Which the Electrician Will Have to Squeeze to Complete the Job?
Before you move the old equipment out of the way and put the new equipment in place, the electrician may want to get a closer look at the space surrounding each piece of equipment. It helps him or her figure out if he or she will have to squeeze into some very tight spaces to get the new wiring installed. If a situation like this does exist, the electrician may prioritize this part of the job first so that he or she can install the wiring after you remove the old piece of equipment but before the new equipment is moved into position. This gives the electrician a little more room to work and allows him or her the opportunity to get tools that can get into tight spaces where he or she might not fit or be able to see what wiring still needs to be connected.
Contact a company like Albarell Electric Inc for more information.