What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Electrical Services Contractor?

When you look up “electricians” online, there are many to choose from, and there are many electrical services companies that provide commercial electrical services, but what are the benefits of hiring a commercial electrical contractor over a more general electrician? Here are a few of them:

A commercial electrician performing commercial electrical services in Atlanta

Access to Better Tools and Equipment

Because commercial electricians handle larger scale projects with more complexity than the average residential electrical job, they need better equipment and knowledge in order to get the job done, and chances are, a good commercial electrical company would have that equipment on-hand and not require someone to get and find it in order to complete a job. Not to mention that the electricians on staff will be familiar with the equipment and know how to use it properly to get the job done fast.

Superior Knowledge and Training

Commercial electricians are familiar with the “typical” needs of commercial electrical projects and see them every day. Where a general electrician might not be as familiar with the needs of a large commercial project such as a PLC panel installation, high-voltage wiring, or motor control installation work. They can probably still get the job done, but it will take longer and there is a greater risk of mistakes. The result of hiring a commercial electrical contractor with superior knowledge and training is that it will save you time and money in the long run.

Better Quality Work

The combination of both elements above, the access to better tools and equipment and superior knowledge and training result in a higher quality of work which means energy efficient installations, fewer equipment breakdowns which saves you both time and money.

Tri-State Electrical Contractors Provide Best-in-Class Commercial Electrical Services in the Southeastern US

Tri-State Electrical Contractors understands what modern commercial companies need in the ever-changing, complex, world. We provide superior commercial electrical services including generator installations, high-voltage wiring for equipment, and much more. We can handle any commercial or industrial electrical work you need to be completed quickly and competently. For more information, give us a call at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at info@tristateec.com today.

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What is a Power Distribution Center?

Power distribution systems are a critical part of any electrical power system. To transfer electrical power from its source to where it is used, requires a power distribution center.

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A power distribution center (PDC) regulates the distribution of electrical power to equipment at an industrial plant, homes in your neighborhood, or systems on your car.  Typically, a switchgear supplies power to the PDC.

How Do Commercial and Industrial Electricians Use PDCs

For commercial or industrial electrical work, power distribution centers tend to be large enclosures of electrical equipment housed in an electrical room, on the roof of a building, or even a separate dedicated building somewhere on the company’s property. Commercial and industrial electricians use power distribution centers to manage the raw current coming from the electrical source and feeding it to all of the systems that require it within the building or property.

Components of a Power Distribution Center

No PDCs will be exactly alike. The components within the PDC depends on the amount of energy needed, location, how the energy is being used, etc. But most PDCs have the following components:

  • Housing – Most electrical equipment is delicate and requires protection from extreme weather (high-winds, torrential rain, severe heat and cold, and much more). Housings protect the equipment within the PDC, as well as keep the weather, temperature extremes, vermin, and other annoyances out.
  • Transformer – Transformers convert incoming high-voltage electricity to a lower voltage to be distributed throughout the building or property. loads such as motor control centers (MCC’s). Feeder breakers for these loads will be located on the PDC. PDC’s will often contain additional protective relays, monitoring equipment, fuses, terminal points, etc.
  • Motor Control Center – This component controls some or all electric motors from a central location. These can be mini-PDCs themselves using a shared power bus for each section. These may include a motor starter, fuses or circuit breaker, and power disconnect. Each section may also include push buttons, indicator lights, variable-frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, and metering equipment.
  • Safety Equipment – Such as fuses and circuit breakers.

Power distribution centers are a common feature for commercial and industrial electrical projects, so it is critical to have PDC experts handling your installation. So why not hire the best commercial and industrial electrical contractors in the Southeastern US? Tri-State Electrical Contractors’ industrial and commercial electricians are licensed in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and (soon) Florida. We can handle any commercial or industrial electrical project you need to be completed quickly and competently. For more information, give us a call at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at info@tristateec.com today.