An industrial electrical project is typically very expensive. This post identifies and describes five factors that contribute to the cost of an industrial electrical services project.
1 – Scope of Work
Typically, the project scope is the most significant contributor to your industrial electrical services project’s cost. All industrial electric projects begin with a scope of work, a statement about what specific actions the electrical services company takes to complete the project.
These can range from a simple repair, such as upgrading wiring to one industrial component, or as large as installing new electrical systems in multiple buildings at a site. The longer the project will take, the more expensive the estimate.
2 – Experience Required to Complete the Project
Most industrial projects are highly technical jobs that need to be customized to fit within the plant. Many laws and regulations must be followed to have the work pass an inspection. Therefore, an industrial services electrician has to have specific skills and experience to complete the work. The training and certifications required for performing complex or highly specialized tasks is very expensive. For this reason, the labor cost of an industrial electrical project will be high.
3 – Time of Service
It would be great if industrial electrical equipment would choose to break down sometime between 8 am and 5 pm on a weekday, but the reality is that this can happen at any time and that includes at night, on weekends, and during holidays. Businesses must pay a premium rate for after hours or emergency services.
4 – Location of the Project
The location of the project can have a significant impact on the cost of an industrial electrical services project. For example, if the project is far away from the electric services company, there will be travel expenses and travel time that need to be built into the cost. If the location is in an extremely hot or cold place, the industrial electrical contractor may need special equipment or training to work in these locations. Some locations, such as a refinery or heavy industrial manufacturer, may require special training and safety equipment to complete the project.
5 – Materials Needed for the Project
Simple electrical projects might need a new switch and wiring to repair one piece of industrial equipment. Still, others might require a significant amount of wire, conduit, electric panels, PLCs, and much more. The materials needed, their availability, and the amount needed will increase the cost of the overall project.
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