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 »

Safe Grain Handling Systems to Get You Working Efficiently

When it comes to grain handling systems, Muth Electric and our automation department can take care of all of your electrical needs. In today’s highly technical world, grain handling systems are more advanced than ever. The professionals on our team will take care of any of your needs to have you working as efficiently as… Read more »

Remember the Power Outages Last Winter?

Standby Generator

A standby generator will keep your company’s offices in operation and the heat, sump pump, freezer and other necessary items in your home running smoothly when your power goes out. At Muth Electric, we offer a few different backup generator options that run on either natural gas or propane. These units sit outside your building… Read more »

An Update on Leadership Positions at Muth Electric

Dick and Darlene

Over the course of the past half century, Muth Electric has grown from a two-person company to a company of 400 employees in 12 locations across three states. Now, as we prepare to celebrate 50 years in business, the leadership team at Muth Electric has undergone some changes as well. Earlier this year, company founder… Read more »

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 »

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 »