Don’t Forget to Maintain Emergency Power and Lighting

Emergency Light

Because companies typically don’t depend on them during their day-to-day operations, it can be easy to take emergency power and lighting systems for granted until they’re needed most. But when heavy snowfall and blowing winds can cause prolonged power outages, it’s especially important for business owners to make sure these systems are able to respond… Read more »

Building Information Modeling Brings Construction Design to Life

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a term that’s been kicked around by computer scientists since the 1980s, but the technology didn’t really come into its own until the early 2000s. Since then, BIM has revolutionized the way architects, engineers and construction companies visualize complex building and infrastructure projects. BIM uses advanced CAD and 3D modeling… Read more »

Renewable Energy Production Surges in the Upper Midwest

Wind Farm

The Midwest’s first wind farms were built in the late 1990s, but for many years the region’s wind turbines were few and far between. These days, however, you don’t have to look far to spot the vast rows of spinning turbines on the horizon. That’s because the Midwest is in the midst of a renewable… Read more »

How Can Infrared Thermography Identify Electrical or Mechanical Hazards?

infrared thermography

Because the electrical or mechanical systems in most plants do not glow when operating beyond their normal temperature it can be difficult to spot potential hazards with the naked eye. More often than not, electrical or mechanical issues go unnoticed until a component fails altogether and causes a breakdown. In some cases, these l failures… Read more »

Construction Electricians are in High Demand

Construction Electricians are in High Demand

Currently there is a high demand for skilled technicians in the electrical field. Technology continues to grow at a rapid pace and the electrical industry is growing along with the new technology. Today’s skilled electricians are exposed to a vast array of technology including high tech controls, fiber optics and data cabling. Even with these… Read more »

Arc Blasts: How Do They Differ from Arc Flash and What’s the Danger?

An arc flash and arc blast are related, but there is a difference between the two. What is an arc blast? How does it differ from an arc flash and what is the danger? We’ve previously discussed the dangers of arc flash, but the resulting arc blast can pose an even greater threat. Arc blast… Read more »

Now is a Great Time to Upgrade Your Light Fixtures With LED Lamps

Still have your facilities using fluorescent lighting instead of LED lamps? Now is the time to upgrade to LED. The cost of LED lighting has gone down significantly in recent years. This means retrofitting old fluorescent fixtures with LED lamps is more affordable than ever. Here are a few other reasons to consider upgrading your… Read more »

Take Better Control of Your Electrical Controls with Automation

Automation serves an increasingly important role in many industries, including agriculture. Automation and control management solutions provide a number of benefits, including improvements in tracking and productivity. To truly realize the full benefits of automation, however, it is important to make sure your electrical controls are under control. A successful automation system starts with finding… Read more »

What Is Arc Flash and How Do You Prevent It?

Arc flashes are very dangerous, and they are one of the many reasons why only certified electricians should attempt to do most electrical work. An arc flash occurs when an electric current veers off its intended path and passes through the air while moving from one electrical conductor to another conductor or to the ground…. Read more »

UPS: How an Uninterrupted Power Supply Can Keep Your Business Going

Let’s say the power were to go out in your business right … now. How would you be affected? Well first, you probably would have to come back to read the rest of this blog, but more importantly to your operations, how would you be able to continue to help your customers? Would you need… Read more »