What is an industrial electrical contractor
A Manitoba industrial electrical contractor plans, installs, tests, inspects, troubleshoots and services all types of industrial electrical equipment vital to the operation of commercial and industrial businesses. These include all equipment or components directly or indirectly exposed to electric power, such as motors, generators, pumps, lighting systems and associated electrical and electronic controls. They also do preventive maintenance and keep maintenance records. An industrial electrical company will work in these industries:
- primary steel producers
- mining companies
- car manufacturers
- electrical power companies
Industrial electricians handle some of the same tasks as their peers in the domestic and commercial domains. They install, replace, and repair wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, lighting fixtures, and other typical electrical components.
However, they are also trained to install and repair equipment with higher loads and run times. Manitoba industrial electrical contractor trained in automation and other computerized control equipment are particularly sought-after by large industries.
What does it take to be an industrial electrician
There aren’t any extra-curricular licenses or permits to be a Manitoba industrial electrical contractor. An electrician only needs their Red Seal certification, just like a commercial or residential electrician. Although any electrician can theoretically perform a job in an industrial plant, a caution is advised. Many industrial plants posses specialized equipment that needs specialized care and maintenance.
An experienced Manitoba industrial electrical contractor will have knowledge of high current systems. Most important, they would understand the maintenance that needs to be done and how to do it properly. Another key point is knowledge of how a plant functions with its staff, schedules, safety regulations and costs associated to production down-time.
COBO goes the extra-mile
Undeniably, at any industrial plant, we take caution if we may work around production staff. We perform our tasks to strict safety levels when operations are continuous. Not only that, we acknowledge our clients’ regulations by adopting their rules before entering the building. Moreover, we are HACCP certified to give our food production and processing plants ease of mind when we perform tasks in their facilities.
Choosing the right Manitoba industrial electrical contractor
Choosing an electrical contractor in Winnipeg or in Manitoba can be daunting with the high number of listings out there. There are many key factors that an industrial electrical contractor should have.
- Maintenance shift replacement
- 24-7 service
- Knowledge in high-voltage and high-current systems
- Good maintenance practices (proper techniques and scheduling)
There are other added benefits if the company offers Arc Flash Analysis, and Thermal Imaging inspections.These practices ensure your hired contractor can see hidden hazards, assess the issue and perform the necessary repairs.
COBO is an industrial electrical company offering all required skillsets and has years of experience with industrial and manufacturing facilities.