The Role of Electrical Engineers in the Construction Industry

Electrical engineering is the study, design, and application of equipment, devices, and systems that deal with electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Typically, an electrical engineer will be tasked with the designing, building, installing, and maintenance of high-voltage electrical, wiring, lighting, and power distribution systems and equipment. Electrical systems can range from small mobile devices to large  … Read more

Common Causes of Power Outages

Power outages are becoming increasingly common and can occur at any time and any place. When an object comes into contact with a power line, the flow of electricity is interrupted, causing an automatic shut-off. An outage can affect a few homes or an entire city for hours or even days. While there is little  … Read more

What Is the Bulk Electric System?

To maintain an uninterrupted flow of energy to homes and businesses across the country, generation and transmission lines must be monitored continuously. Our standard of living depends on this energy generation and transmission, therefore, we must utilize a reliable bulk power system that is kept in constant balance with demand. In the United States and  … Read more

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