Electrical Systems Survey Using Infrared Load Testing

Infrared Load Testing

Problems with emerging and existing electrical components aren’t always visible to the human eye, even if the individual that is conducting the testing is an expert in the field of electrical engineering or electric equipment. It is very important to make sure that electrical equipment stays functioning properly so that you avoid equipment failure, business interruptions and even fire. Problems with electrical components can occur in noticeable ways, but they can also occur in such subtle ways that even routine inspections would not notice them. This is where Infrared Load Testing comes into play and offers the peace of mind you and your business desire.

Infrared Load Testing makes sure that every part of your electrical equipment is highly functioning and in optimal working condition. If electronics fail, a lot could be at stake if you own a business or facility that utilizes electronic equipment.

Infrared testing is also known as an electrical systems survey. This process will enable us to find and address issues before they become unmanageable. If an issue arises that goes unnoticed, it could cost you and your company an astronomical amount of money to replace electrical equipment that is necessary for your business to function. Skipping an infrared load test could be an expensive decision if your electrical equipment begins to malfunction or develop problems that are not easy to notice.

Schaffhouser’s electrical systems survey is a great option and includes testing the following equipment:

  • Substations, transformers and feeder poles
  • Distribution panels and disconnects
  • Electrical power supplies
  • Main electrical incoming services, transformers and capacitor banks
  • Switchboards and disconnects
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Service electrical controls and transfer switches
  • Main I-Line electrical panels
  • Lighting and receptacle panels

It is important to know why you and your business should consider Infrared Load Testing. A survey scan of your electrical equipment serves many purposes:

  • Locate electrical systems problems
  • Reduce downtime and electrical equipment damage
  • Prevent catastrophic system failures
  • Allow engineers and facility managers to prioritize repairs
  • Avoid costly system shutdowns

Infrared Load Testing speeds up the inspection process of crucial issues and detects problems that would normally go unnoticed. As opposed to a traditional inspection, Infrared Load Testing is most likely to prevent serious issues and damage. Early detection of issues is the key to saving money and time. Call Schaffhouser Electric Company today to see how we can keep your equipment working in pristine condition!

Services Offered By Schaffhouser Electric Company

Schaffhouser Electric Services

When it comes to electrical engineering needs, there are many factors that come into play. Each of our clients come from diverse backgrounds and industries. The demands of each client are dependent upon their own unique business goals, industries, and resources. Schaffhouser’s experience and background has equipped us to offer services specialized for each of our clients. In case you aren’t familiar with the services that we offer, we have highlighted some of the ways we can help you below:

1. TVSS System Installations: A TVSS system is a great tool for protecting your equipment from spikes and surges. It’s crucial to have your TVSS system professionally installed, and to make sure that your basic electric system has been properly installed as well and is functioning properly prior to installation of a TVSS system. Schaffhouser Electric Company can assist you with this entire process.

2. Infrared Load Testing: If you own or run a business or facility where there’s a lot at stake should your electronics fail, we recommend infrared load testing—also known as an electrical systems survey—to ensure that everything is and stays in perfect working order. By identifying and addressing potential problems before they wreak havoc on your company’s profitability, you can save untold dollars.

3. EcoXpert: There isn’t a business out there that doesn’t have some energy waste, but it is possible to significantly cut down on operational expenses. If you’ve been wanting to go green but don’t really know where your problems lie or where you can cut down, give us a call! We can evaluate your business and develop a plan of action that will help you prevent energy waste and maximize your energy-efficiency.

4. Energy Management Systems: If you’re interested in consolidating—and maximizing—your efforts to save money on energy expenses and to reduce your company’s carbon footprint, an energy management system (EMS) may very well be the solution you’ve been looking for. The energy solution experts at Schaffhouser Electric would love to talk to you about how an energy management system will allow you to monitor, analyze, and control each and every one of your facility’s energy points. Among other bonuses, an energy management system begins to save you money both right away and in the long-term, and offers an impressively quick ROI.

5. Voice and Data Cabling: The computer and telephone once stood alone on your whole desk. These days, the two work closely together, with email, text, voicemail, and calendar capabilities entwined. When such a telecommunications system spiders out over several desks, several floors, even several office locations, things can quickly grow complex, and efficiency and safety begins to suffer. For optimum efficiency and safety in the contemporary office—not to mention simplicity—voice and data cabling installation is the way to go.

To learn about even more of our services, browse through our website and contact us today!

Fire Protection – Effective Preventative Fire Measures

Fire Protection

Any time electricity is in action, the risk of fire arises. The United States Fire Administration reports that there are an estimated 28,600 electrical fires each year in the United States. Although any type of disaster can cause loss, a fire has the ability to immediately destroy everything in its wake. This is why it is important to learn about the proven ways to prevent fires and make sure that your company’s preventative maintenance plan is in place. An effective preventative maintenance plan should include several different measures to prepare for the reality of a fire occurring.

By following through with fire alarm systems, Infrared Load Testing, and an evacuation plan or system, your company will be equipped to combat the threat of unexpected flames. Since fire destruction can happen rapidly and suddenly, it is important to remain intentional about these preventative measures:

Fire Alarm Systems: A major part of a company’s successful fire prevention efforts should include a fire alarm system that is active and monitored. Schaffhouser Electric installs, inspects and maintains fire detection systems. We thoroughly check every part of the system—including the power supplies and devices themselves. Test smoke can be used during our inspection process to ensure that the functionality of your fire alarm system is in perfect condition. In addition to notifying you of fire, heat or smoke, a fire alarm system can also help extinguish the fire or act as an effective evacuation system.

Infrared Load Testing: Most electrical component issues aren’t always visible to the human eye. Some issues are obvious and hard to miss while others are seemingly hidden—even during intentional inspections. By the time certain “hidden” issues are noticeable, they have already caused extreme damage to equipment. The type of damage done can include equipment failure, business interruptions, and potentially even fire. Infrared Load Testing prevents these hidden issues before they cause irreversible damage. We recommend your company to have Infrared Load Testing done annually to check for faulty fuses, loose connections, overloaded circuits and other potential dangers.

Schaffhouser Electric is available to conduct annual inspections to ensure that your company is prepared. If you are looking to implement preventative fire measures or need us to advise you on the best approach for your business, call us today to see how we can keep your team safe and your businesses running in the most efficient way possible. Call 615-325-8082 or schedule an appointment with us by requesting an estimate or make an inquiry.