If your building project requires electrical infrastructure, electrical power engineering services will play a role in its planning and installation phases, ensuring your building meets its daily power needs, and perhaps ensuring it remains powered during power outages by installing back up generators. Whether a building receives back up generators can be a decision of preference or necessity, with both being motivators for installment.
On the preferential side, back up generators can be a valuable resource for retailers and service providers, who may not need to maintain power during power outages for reasons other than leaving the competition in the dark, waiting for the power company to fix the problem. On the necessary side, back up generators can prevent catastrophes, particularly by keeping such entities as defense organizations, laboratories, hospitals, and data centers up and running, preserving their critical functions.
What Types of Services are offered by Electrical Power Engineering Services?
From a customer standpoint, power engineering services offer four types of services: consulting for power supply projects, installation of power infrastructure, supply of emergency generator equipment, and performance of generator services, particularly regular maintenance on industrial grade generators. Below, we take a look at each area of service and what it entails.
Consulting for Power Supply Projects
Power engineering services are routinely retained for their expertise on electrical engineering projects, even when a different service will install a project’s power infrastructure. Because big projects such as office buildings and hospitals have big economic hopes riding on their successful completion, having more than one perspective on the way power infrastructure is designed and installed is always a good idea.
Installation of Power Infrastructure
Power engineering services receive the majority of their business from the need for everyday power infrastructure. Some engineering services specialize in certain types of corporate or industrial projects, while others specialize in a variety of projects, from smaller private sector projects to large-scale public sector projects, as well as larger scale residential projects.
Supply of Emergency Generator Equipment
Emergency generator equipment comes in various models that assume one of two forms: equipment that’s portable, or equipment that remains onsite. The first type is commonly mobilized for use in catastrophic power outages, while the second type resides onsite within the building(s) it will service. In many cases, entities that require uninterrupted power supply maintain multiple onsite generators, with hospitals and data centers being common examples.
Once businesses and organizations have generators, keeping them serviced is key to ensuring their usefulness in the event of power outages. Some entities employ maintenance staff that performs generator maintenance, while others contract with power engineering services for regular maintenance. Despite their occasional use, back up generators require the same level of maintenance as other machinery, with particular attention being paid to switch gear maintenance.