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8 Methods to Conserve Electricity for Industrial Customers

Industrial customers such as factories, warehouses, and production facilities use a tremendous amount of electricity. As a result, energy costs are one of the most significant expenses an industrial business has. Every little action you take to conserve electricity adds up to considerable savings. Here are a few energy-saving tips you can implement to reduce your industrial electricity consumption.

1 – Shut Down Equipment That Is Not in Use

One of the easiest actions you can take to reduce your electrical costs is to shut down machinery and equipment when not in use. Not all equipment in an industrial plant needs to run all of the time, so taking a few minutes to shut off equipment not in use saves energy.

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2 – Upgrade Lighting Systems

The introduction of energy-saving LED lighting uses a lot less energy than incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent lighting. Upgrading your lighting in all indoor and outdoor areas, including parking lot, signage, and security lighting reduces your lighting energy consumption anywhere from 25% to 80%.

3 – Update HVAC Systems

When looking at areas to reduce your energy cost, look closely at your HVAC systems. According to Siemens, heating and cooling typically uses anywhere from 20 to 40% of your total energy consumption.

4 – Inspect Your HVAC System

Carefully review your refrigerant lines and air compressors for leaks. Even one small leak in these areas can cost you a lot of money. Air conditioning lines should also be insulated to protect them from absorbing heat from the outdoor air.

5 – Reduce Peak Demand

In most locations, peak demand takes place in the daytime, usually in the afternoon. Because of this reason, energy companies charge higher rates because of the demand. One way to offset these costs is to perform energy-intensive activities during off-hours or scheduling more workers at non-peak demand times. As a result, second and third-shift workers can get work done using energy at a lower cost.

6 – Improve Insulation

Insulating your walls and roof reduces the amount of energy you need to your workplace comfortable. In addition, the better your insulation, the easier it is to keep your workplace warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

7 – Reset Your Thermometer for the Season

Setting the thermometer a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees lower in the winter may make the workplace a bit more uncomfortable, but it will save a lot of money on energy costs.

8 – Clean and Maintain Equipment Properly

Taking the time to clean your machinery and putting it on a maintenance program will save on energy costs. Simple tasks such as proper lubrication, exchanging dirty filters for clean ones, and dozens of other low-cost, routine tasks assure that all of your equipment will remain highly efficient.

Let Tri-State Electrical Contractors Help You Save Money

We provide a complete range of industrial electrical services that can result in considerable savings. Our energy-saving electrical system retrofits improve your efficiency and reduce your energy costs. To learn more about how Tri-State Electrical can help you with your industrial electrical project, 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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5 Examples of Industrial Electrical Services Projects

A general definition for industrial electrical services is any design, installation, troubleshooting, or repair of electrical systems for industrial clients, such as manufacturers, warehouses, factories, machine shops, construction projects, and much more. Here are details about a few of the services we provide.

1 – Designing New Electrical Systems

Designing a new industrial electrical system must be carefully coordinated with the rest of the construction team and the building owners. The industrial electrical contractor needs to have a good idea about what type of workspace, machinery, lighting, etc., will be in the design. The customer will have requirements, but they are looking to the electrical contractor to be the final word on the electrical system design.

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2 – Remodel/Rewire Existing Industrial Electrical Systems

Sometimes, an industrial building’s existing electrical system is no longer suitable for the business’s day-to-day activities. So the old electrical system will need to be torn out, a new electrical system installed. This requires careful evaluation of the existing load on the current system. Where have there been problems with the existing system? What are the company’s current power requirements? And more. In many ways, a remodel can be more challenging than a completely new electrical systems installation.

3 – Automation and Control Systems

Today’s industrial environments rely more than ever on smart technology. As a result, electrical contractors cannot just install the machinery and expect it to run. Today’s industrial electric contractors must understand the interfaces for these systems and how to design, program, and customize the controls systems for the electrical function of the equipment and the communications and integration with the machinery controls, control panels, and much more.

4 – Conveyor System Electrical Work

Conveyor systems come in many different configurations. They can be highly complex, automated solutions or simple conveyor systems. These systems always come with electrical controls integrated with the production line. These systems often require a bit of tweaking to get the conveyors working smoothly, so it doesn’t hurt to have an industrial electric company available for troubleshooting.

5 – Industrial Generator Installation

Industrial generator installation, just like most other industrial electrical services, is a complex undertaking. Many factors need to be considered, such as:

  • Are you installing it inside or outside?
  • How old is the building where the installation will take place?
  • Does the area experience extreme weather such as torrential downpours, hurricanes, or snowstorms?
  • Are there any local laws or regulations that may impact where and how you can install the generator?
  • How much power does your building use at peak usage?
  • How long do you need the backup generator to run?

These are just a few of the factors that need to be considered when installing an industrial generator.

Tri-State Electrical is the Premier Industrial Electrical Company Serving Alabama, Tennessee & Georgia

We provide a wide variety of commercial and industrial electric services, including high-voltage installations, conveyor system electrical work, substations, backup generators, power distribution centers, and much more. To learn more about how Tri-State Electrical can help you with your industrial electrical project, give us a call at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at info@tristateec.com today.