Why NETA Acceptance Testing Is Important

Many individuals involved in electrical equipment might not be entirely familiar with the term NETA or NETA-accredited. NETA describes itself as “an organization that serves the electrical testing industry by offering accreditation of third-party electrical testing firms, certifying electrical testing technicians, producing American National Standards, hosting the PowerTest – Electrical Maintenance and Safety Conference, and  … Read more

Benefits of Transformer Oil Filtration

Working in the construction or engineering industry, you know the importance of regular maintenance for your machinery and equipment. Transformers play a vital role in the electrical power industry. Just like how thorough checks are necessary for these devices, so is learning why transformer oil filtration is beneficial. Today the service technicians at NCE highlight  … Read more

Electrical Infrared Inspections & Why They’re Important

To run a facility with maximum efficiency and minimum downtown and profit loss, you must have reliable equipment. A well-established preventative maintenance program and reactive fixes are helpful, but predicting equipment failure and proactively fixing the problem can save you valuable time and money. That’s why electrical infrared scans are crucial for the safety and  … Read more

Types of Protective Relay Testing and Commissioning

Protective relays are fault detection devices used extensively across the power system. A relay senses faults by using current and voltage sensors to remove any element from service that allows a short circuit to operate abnormally or poses a risk to the operation of the system. The protective relays work with instrument transformers that sense  … Read more

What is the Purpose of Oil Sampling for Transformers?

Transformers are devices used by the electrical industry to transfer energy from one circuit to another or multiple circuits. They are made up of two or more coils of wire that are used to boost voltage levels to transfer energy over long distances and then lower voltage levels to decrease line losses during transmission. Oil  … Read more

Types of Medium/High Voltage Cable Tests

Medium and high voltage power cables generate, transport, and supply energy within a power grid. They are critical assets used daily by many commercial, industrial, and utility operations nationwide. Over time, as the cable system ages, stress can be placed on the cables during routine usage. To guarantee the integrity of the cable system and  … Read more

Electrical Testing and Commissioning

    You can never be too careful when it comes to your electrical equipment. As an organization, your top priority is safety as you must secure every employee is in a safe working environment, free of any electrical hazards.    Along with safety, an organization must be productive to be efficient. That means that  … Read more

What Causes a Power Outage?

  A power outage can occur when you least expect it. The causes of power outages can range from weather conditions, technology failures, human accidents, to even maintenance interruptions. While you never know when the next power outage is going to hit your property, you can take precautions to help prepare and prevent future outages.   … Read more

Tips for Running an Effective Safety Maintenance Program

  The main question that business owners or project managers should always be asking themselves is “how can safety awareness be improved in the workplace?”. The second question should probably be “how can we be more productive and avoid interruptions to workflow?”. Well, when you partner with North Central Electric for a safety maintenance program,  … Read more

Maintenance Program Tips to Prevent Equipment and System Failures

  When consistently working with electrical equipment, safety and efficiency are clearly the two most important things to consider. An electrical equipment failure can result in both serious injuries for your employees and major interruptions to workflow. When these interruptions occur, your company is forced to address these issues head-on, therefore wasting both time and  … Read more