Commercial Electrician

Installation of Commercial Switch Gear

Most Gainesville Electricians and Commercial Electrical Technicians at some point, must Provide Conduit, Placement of Large Electrical Switches, and installation of the Electrical Feeders that are being Manipulated by this Switch Gear. Some of these wire pulls may extend over hundreds of feet. The Conduits range anywhere from 2” to 4 inch conduit. The type of Conduit used really depends on the type of facility being served by this injected electrical circuits. Electricians near you may use Electrical Metallic Conduit. This product is a common, thinly-walled raceway that is often chosen in place of galvanized rigid conduit. It is made out of coated steel and aluminum. Smaller sizes of EMT Conduit can be bent with a hand bender. Larger pieces such as 90 degree elbows can be purchased from electrical parts distributors. Rigid, or IMC Conduit are more commonly used in outdoor settings, especially those located around or near corrosive chemicals. Also PVC conduit is a cheaper option. It works exceptionally well in wet locations. It is not as sturdy. Also, it must be prepped ,glues, and strapped more than it’s Rigid Cousin.

Termination of Large Conductors 

In these large switches, also known as Switch Gear, these large wires must be terminated in a stringent process by Gainesville Electricians. This involves tedious work. The Conductors of very large copper must be measured, cut to fit, and lugged. Typically these installs would be expected to last for the life of the equipment’s life. In certain utilizations, Electrical Contractors will come in during shut down periods, and clean, prep, and re-tighten any and all terminations. In Cheaper applications, mainly where these switches are used on gear that has no regular manipulation, this maintenance isn’t regularly scheduled. However, over time, the heating, cooling, and eventual deformation of the parts used can cause poor connections. The poor connections definitely can harm the performance of the gear and the components being served.

Installation of Cable Trays

These Trays are sections or portions and pre-fabricated rigid structural system used to support cables and raceways securely fasten them from existing in an unruly existence. These are usually used on larger projects and industrial settings.

Installation of Commercial receptacle and switch boxes

Installation of Junction boxes, especially in commercial settings, can be difficult. The National Electrical Code of Gainesville Electricians requires grounding, strapping, and coverage that differs from residential installations.

Commercial Wiring

 These wiring methods have changed drastically over the past 30 years for Gainesville Electricians. Since I began the electrical trade, we, as Commercial electricians, know much more about proper use of grounding and separation of the Neutral Wires.

Commercial Lighting

Lighting in these settings usually cover much greater spaces. Also, these lighting systems use multiple voltages from time to time. They May use single phase voltages or sometimes they utilize 3phase voltages.

Electrical work on Commercial Transformers

 Transformers are Electrical Components normally used to change a voltage level from a utility distribution voltage to a voltage that is usable within the building, and are also used to reduce building distribution voltage to a level that can be utilized by specific equipment. These components range from hundreds of different sizes that use many different voltages, with even more output varieties. There are many applications. Usually, these are designed by electrical engineers and their Electrical Contracting Partners.

Large Stand Alone Generators

Generators produce energy from usually a motor that stands away from the property. Some are LP and Natural Gas Powered. Most Stand alone generators above 45 KVA output are actually Diesel users. Most every commercial generators have instant transfer switches. When this switch senses a power failure, it sends a signal to the Generator,. The Generator starts instantly (usually within 15 Seconds) , it will then begin power generation, power is then distributed to the critical items in the facility. In Hospitals, schools, Police Stations, and now with online business’ these units are much more common. Also, for introduction of these units to a property, it is usually the local jurisdictions law, that the utility must be made aware of these systems.

Electrical Work on conduit, troughs and raceways

Conduit, Troughs, and Raceways are a smaller more dedicated pathway for wiring feeding branch electrical circuits on all types of Commercial Properties. There are hundreds of styles and applications, depending on the location, voltage contained, and the evolution of these injected voltages.

Electrical System wiring usually involve substantially more voltage than your home.

The electrical system in your Property is one of the most important components as Gainesville Electricians. The proper design of this system will ensure performance and value for years to come.

Provisions for the future use of the system by the inhabitants are just as important as proper installation. It is true that over the past few years the electrical appliances in our homes have improved dramatically. The systems are still usually designed to provide for a minimum of amperage draw. This article will attempt to give you an idea of design of your system. Hopefully the design will suit your needs of the present and the future. The usual culprits of poor electrical system design include poor or no load calculation. Many times the electrical contractor will cut corners to ensure maximum profits. Smaller wire, smaller service entrance, and minimum grounding can cause issues in the future. The National Electrical Code allows a #14 gauge for wire for a 15 amp circuit. Many custom homes are built with no planning for future installations. I have provided 4 tips that can help the electrical contractor create a suitable system.

4 Tips to Improve Your Electrical System During Construction

  1. The owner should participate in a load calculation during the design of the structure.
  2. The owner should insist all devices and wiring included are rated for 20 amps or better.
  3. Design of the electrical system should provide for future additions.
  4. The Buyer should spend a little more cash to help the electrical contractor design a product that will last the life of the structure.

Many Gainesville Electricians never provide the property owner with a load calculation of the system. It is not asked for by inspectors in most jurisdictions. This calculation will break down every individual circuit and how it will be utilized. Most Gainesville Electricians contractors use #14 gauge wire in branch power and lighting circuits in residential wiring settings. The purchaser should insist on #12 wire and devices. The #12 wire will deter voltage drop. The 20 amp rated devices are more durable and provide proper service for all the future appliances. The dream home may have a basement area. This basement usually ends up being storage space. The space only needs one 20 amp circuit. Most homeowners eventually finish this space later. It can be very costly to increase the service entrance size after construction is complete. This will make the upgrades much easier. These upgrades will cost more than the original proposal. The performance of the system coupled with the ease of upgrade will save thousands of dollars in the future.