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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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Infrared Thermography: The Answer to Your Electrical Problems

Infrared Thermography: The Answer to Your Electrical Problems

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager What is Infrared Thermography? Infrared thermography is the science of measuring temperature through detectors that are sensitive to infrared energy and displaying the result as an infrared image. All objects emit thermal energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. The hotter the object is, the more intense the […]

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After Switching to LEDs, You’ll Never See Light the Same Way

After Switching to LEDs, You’ll Never See Light the Same Way

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager When you compare light-emitting diode (LED) lights to conventional lighting methods, you’ll find that LEDs are the smartest solution. LED light bulbs bring together positive and negative charges to create energy which is then released in the form of light. The result is a fast source of light […]

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

Working outside during the winter can leave construction workers susceptible to hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot, a decaying of the feet due to prolonged cold and wet conditions. In extreme cases, workers without proper personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could even lead to death. Not only do workers need to stay warm […]

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