Industrial electrical contractors troubleshooting industrial electrical problems

4 Common Challenges Industrial Electrical Contractors Face

Industrial electrical contractors are highly-specialized workers in a highly specialized field. Although many of the challenges they encounter are not unique, awareness of them is critical to avoid damage, injury, and potential work stoppage due to these issues.

Industrial electrical contractors troubleshooting industrial electrical problems

1 – Power Surges

Where surge protectors protect personal computers and other electronic items in our homes, power surges are more common in industrial environments and more damaging because of the size and power needed by the equipment used in the building. Industrial electrical contractors understand this and design power systems that can handle these surges while protecting the company’s equipment and employees.

2 – Power Loss

Whether due to storm damage, accident, or planned maintenance, industrial businesses must keep running regardless of the situation. As a result, industrial electrical companies provide a variety of backup power generation sources such as backup generators or off-grid power sources such as solar and wind. In most industrial environments, downtime is never a good thing.

3 – Worn Out Equipment

Most industrial equipment gets a lot of use; as a result, wear and tear are inevitable. However, some of these problems are easy to resolve because they are designed to be replaceable, such as bulbs, fuses, and switches.

Other problems require some troubleshooting, and because of the nature of industrial equipment and environments, this may require industrial electrical troubleshooting to identify the issue. This type of troubleshooting requires extensive knowledge and experience with the company’s environment and variety of equipment. In addition, this type of troubleshooting may involve using highly-specialized equipment for issues that are particularly difficult to track down.

4 – Defective Wiring

Wiring is the most common point of failure within industrial electrical equipment and, in many ways, the most dangerous. When wiring isn’t installed correctly, is the wrong gauge for the job, or the insulation is worn away, it is unsafe and sometimes tricky to find. A knowledgeable industrial electrical contractor can help mitigate these issues and fix them when they encounter them.

Let Tri-State Electrical Contractors Provide Industrial Electrical Services for Your Business

Tri-State Electrical Contractors understands what modern industrial companies need in the ever-changing, complex world. We provide superior industrial electrical services, including equipment installation, troubleshooting, PLC installation and programming, the install of electrical equipment in new industrial plants, and much more. We can handle any commercial or industrial electrical work you need quickly and competently. For more information, call us at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at today.

Industrial electrical services partnered with the CORE Safety Group

Who is the CORE Safety Group?

The CORE Safety Group is an organization with vast knowledge and considerable experience with the safety challenges in different industrial environments, including construction, manufacturing, mining, municipal, oil and gas, transportation, and power industries. This experience includes credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, including:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST)

These certifications identify the CORE Safety Group as the premier safety and health practitioners and leaders in this area.

Industrial electrical services partnered with the CORE Safety Group

Services Offered by the CORE Safety Group

Our leadership members at CORE Safety Group have degrees in Occupational Safety Management and hold credentials that are certified through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and offer services such as:

  • Safe Assist Program – For a specified number of hours each month, CORE provides a Safety Manager to serve as your organization’s Safety Manager, to provide customized safety management services to meet your company’s specific safety needs. The Safety Manager works closely with your team to provide training, schedule safety inspections, and other services.
  • Safety Audits and Risk Assessments – Because of CORE’s broad, cross-industry knowledge, they are well-suited to provide safety auditing and risk assessments that effectively mitigate risk and prevent safety issues specific to your industry.  
  • · Mock OSHA Inspections – These help ensure that your company can pass OSHA inspections and provide the training necessary to build awareness of the safety issues that may result in violations.

Benefits of an Industrial Electrical Services Company with CORE Safety Group Certifications

So how does hiring an industrial electrical services company with CORE Safety Group Certifications benefit your business? Here are a few of the ways:

  • Assurance that Electrical Work Meets or Exceeds Safety Requirements – Because electrical work interacts with almost every major system within industrial infrastructures, it is critical for the safety of your property and people that all electrical work is done right.
  • Reduces Accidents and Injuries – Industrial electricians with CORE Safety Group Certifications deliver work that understands how that particular business uses electricity and implements it correctly, resulting in fewer incidents.
  • Improves the Company’s Reputation for Safety – Because of high-quality electrical work and the reduced accidents and injuries that result, the company gains a reputation for safety which builds confidence in the goods and services your company provides.

Tri-State Electrical Contractors Partners with the CORE Safety Group

Tri-State Electrical ensures that the industrial electrical services they provide meet or exceed all OSHA requirements. For more information or a quote for our commercial or industrial electrical services, call (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form or email us at today.