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The Next Generation of Prefabrication in Electrical Construction

The Next Generation of Prefabrication in Electrical Construction

By: Jeff Taylor, RK Electrical Assistant Operations Manager Prefabrication is rapidly growing and changing the construction industry, design and customization are major factors for its success. Prefabrication can offer more building options and greater flexibility than traditional construction including high performing thermal and acoustic walls, floors and ceilings with the use of durable and sustainable […]

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NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARD: ARE YOU UP TO SPEED WITH CHANGES COMING IN 2018?

NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARD: ARE YOU UP TO SPEED WITH CHANGES COMING IN 2018?

By: Dwayne Kessinger, C.E.S.C.P,  Project Manager Anyone who works with electricity knows how important it is to be aware of potential safety hazards. These hazards include shock, arc flash heat and explosions that can take place due to electrical mishaps. Predicting the level of hazard can be calculated thanks to the NFPA 70e Standard for […]

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION IN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION IN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

By: Jeff Taylor, RK Electrical Assistant Operations Manager Although prefabrication methods have been used for centuries in the construction industry, they are new to the electrical industry. Prefabrication, which means to construct in advance, is the practice of connecting components in a warehouse and delivering completed or partially completed units to a construction site for […]

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IS POWER FACTOR CORRECTION NECESSARY?

IS POWER FACTOR CORRECTION NECESSARY?

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager Over the next two decades, energy consumption is expected to increase by 30%, according to Oil & Gas Journal, meaning the need for better energy efficiency is necessary to keep up with our power-dependent lifestyles. To move towards a more energy-efficient future, corporations need to measure how effectively […]

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The Shocking Truth about Arc Flash Hazards: What Facility Managers and Business Owners Need to Know

The Shocking Truth about Arc Flash Hazards: What Facility Managers and Business Owners Need to Know

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager An arc flash is a type of electrical explosion that occurs when electric current travels through the air between two conductors or a conductor and the ground. More specifically, the arc flash is the heat and light created by an electrically energized arc. What Causes An Arc Flash? Accidentally […]

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY REMINDERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

ELECTRICAL SAFETY REMINDERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager MAY IS ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH Have you been testing, cleaning and maintaining your equipment? Electrical Safety Month was created in the mid-1990s by Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness of potential electrical hazards and fire safety. This is a great time to remember the importance of […]

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