Energy & Automation is committed to providing the best, most comprehensive conceptual engineering/design and estimating/budgeting during the preliminary stages of a project. We also offer the most effective project management /administration and material/equipment procurement available today along with the highest standards of quality, productivity, and safe on-time construction work. We are proud of our quality workmanship, and your satisfaction is our number one goal. Energy & Automation doesn't view each project as an individual job; rather, we look at each as an opportunity to establish a long-term relationship with the customer. Our philosophy is to leave the owner and the general contractor or construction manager pleased with our performance, such that they will consider us an asset to have on their team.
Automation Design / PLC Energy & Automation specializes in developing and implementing custom solutions to your machine control needs, whether it is a new machine installation or a modification to an existing machine. From concept to prints, from prints to program, and from program to power-up, a well-designed and correctly installed system can be more productive and cost effective, making you more profitable. We take pride in providing the most effective and efficient systems possible at a reasonable cost.
Power Factor Correction Power Factor is a measure of how effectively the current is being converted into useful work output and more particularly is a good indicator of the effect of the load current on the efficiency of the supply system.
Power factor correction is achieved by the addition of capacitors in parallel with the connected motor circuits and can be applied at the starter, or applied at the switchboard or distribution panel. The resulting capacitive current is leading current and is used to cancel the lagging inductive current flowing from the supply.
The use of Power Factor Correction Equipment reduces the amount of electrical current consumed by industrial and commercial consumers. This, in turn, reduces the distribution system losses leading to improved efficiency, cooler equipment operation, increased capacity of your existing supply system, longer equipment life and may result in lower electricity bills from your supply company.
PALADIN ANALYTIC SOFTWARE SERVICES
Arc Flash is a dangerous condition associated with the explosive release of energy caused by an electrical arc due to either a phase to ground or phase to phase fault. As employees work on or near energized equipment, movement near or contact with conductors or circuits, such as dropping a part or tool, may cause a phase-to-ground or a phase-to-phase fault. Also, an equipment failure that could produce a spark or arc could trigger an arcing fault. The resulting arc establishes plasma, which has a much higher degree of electrical conductivity than air.
Hazardous flash can occur in any electrical device, regardless of voltage, in which energy is high enough to sustain an arc.
This includes many 440V motor control centers, panel boards, and switch boards. An arc of this type, while typically less than a second in duration, can reach temperatures in excess of 14,000deg.F--high enough to produce extensive first degree burns, permanent blindness, or death.
Short Circuit Studies Whenever a fault occurs in an electrical power system, relatively high currents flow, producing large amounts of destructive energy in the forms of heat and magnetic forces. A short-circuit study ensures that protective device ratings within a power system are adequate for maximum currents that flow during a fault.
Energy and Automation can perform a short-circuit study to:
• Make certain protective devices have adequate interrupting current capability;
• Ensure power system components can withstand mechanical and thermal stresses that occur during a fault; and
• Calculate current data for protective device coordination studies.
• Computer-based modeling is used to calculate maximum three-phase short-circuit currents which are compared to protective device component short-circuit currents' ratings.
Load Flow Analysis In power system design, you need to be certain that steady state voltages and load currents are within the continuous ratings of the equipment for both normal and emergency operating conditions.
Load flow studies are useful in determining:
• Power flows and voltages in a power system.
• Power flows are within equipment ratings.
• Voltages are within acceptable operating limits.
In addition, the load flow computer program is used to make a voltage regulation study.
Load-flow studies are performed for normal as well as contingency operating conditions. These studies should be considered during the planning design stages of a new power system as well as evaluating changes to an existing system.
HI-DEF INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
Over the last decade Infrared Thermography has increasingly been relied upon to detect heat rises that indicate problems in electrical equipment--problems that are identified before equipment fails. And, when performed regularly, new problems are isolated when they are minor deficiencies that may be corrected with a simple cleaning, tightening or contact replacement.
Whatever the required corrective action, it is sure to be less disruptive than the loss of the distribution equipment and the shutdown of a critical facility load.
Energy & Automation can help you avoid costly down time and increase production efficiency by identifying potential electrical problems before they occur.
AUTO CAD / ONE-LINE SERVICES
One-line diagrams are the most important diagrams an owner can have in understanding the electrical system of any particular building. One-line diagrams are circuit diagrams where "one-line" is shown to represent three phases of a three phase power system. In addition to showing the ratings and sizes of electrical equipment and circuit conductors, a properly drawn one-line diagram will also show an electrically correct distribution of power with respect to current flow from the power source to the downstream loads or panel boards.
Energy & Automation would be pleased to update your existing one-line, generate one for you, or provide other services you may require.
DATA / VOICE SERVICES
Data / Voice Everyday your network is growing and evolving. You need more bandwidth, more connections, easier access to remote offices or plants, etc. Obviously with these changes comes the need to increase network capacity, but you wish to do so as economically as possible. You also must be careful that you deploy the most flexible solution to handle today's requirements, as well as your future needs.
Energy & Automation has a complete offering of design, installation, and service of premises networking communication cabling. This is a distinct advantage for those clients that prefer their contractor to design, install, and maintain the entire cabling infrastructure.
Fiber Optics Optical fibers are widely used in fiber-optic communications, which permits transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than other forms of communication. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with less loss and are also immune to electromagnetic interference. Fibers are also used for illumination, and are wrapped in bundles so that they may be used to carry images, thus allowing viewing in confined spaces.
Save the time, inconvenience and costs involved in calling an additional contractor for your fiber optic needs.
Energy & Automation can custom-design systems and install any of the fiber optics products you need for your project. We test and warranty all of our installations.
POWER SYSTEMS TESTING
Regardless of the amount or type of electrical power equipment and systems in operation, accurate testing is required to maintain efficiency. Capacity, response time and general reliability are continuously challenged by the deteriorating effects of time.
Maintenance testing of Electrical Power Systems provides our clients a means of prolonging the service life of equipment as well as averting unexpected failures and loss of production. Some of our testing services include: