The Role of an Electrical Engineer in the Construction Industry

Electrical engineering is the study, design, and application of equipment, devices, and systems that deal with electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Within this field and especially in the construction and industrial industries, an electrical engineer or electrical site engineer will be employed. Typically, these types of engineers will be tasked with designing, building, installing, and the  … Read more

Preparing, Responding and Recovering from a Natural Disaster

While no workplace is completely immune from the effects of a disaster, preparing for one can help ease the fear, anxiety, and losses that can occur once it strikes. A natural disaster, like a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire, can force businesses to close—sometimes temporarily and sometimes forever. Having a natural disaster recovery plan in  … Read more

Top 4 Reasons to Study Engineering

Considering a lucrative career in engineering? While extremely popular and potentially profitable, engineers are involved in all facets of technology and modern living including electronics, medicine, construction, transportation, energy and so much more. If you’ve been considering getting a degree in engineering or just want to learn more about this industry, the experts at North  … Read more

6 Steps for a Safer Lockout/Tagout Programs

Working with machinery and industrial equipment can be extremely dangerous. Because of this, as a precaution, most machines are designed with safety equipment and controls to keep everyone safe. When not in use, most machinery can also pose a threat to workers wellbeing. As long as equipment is plugged into an energy source, a safety  … Read more

Preventive vs. Predictive Maintenance: What’s the Difference?

Keeping your client’s facility equipment running at optimal performance is vital. Preventive and predictive maintenance are two of the most common types of maintenance programs designed to increase the reliability of an organization’s assets and reduce failures and interruptions in workflow. Because the two are relatively similar, the electrical experts at North Central Electric are  … Read more

What Is an Infrared Thermal Scan and Why Is It Important?

Infrared thermology is the process of using a thermal imager to detect infrared energy (radiation or heat) omitted from an object, converting it to temperature and displaying the result as a real-time image. These images are called thermograms. Thermograms can easily show heat-producing objects that are invisible to the naked eye. Infrared thermal technology is  … Read more

Spring Cleaning for Your Electrical Power Facility

As we shrug off the chilly winter weather, it’s time to make way for a new season, filled with warmth and sunny days. Now that spring is officially here, it’s a great time to tackle your facility’s maintenance spring cleaning checklist as well as taking the time to clean up your electrical safety program. Oftentimes,  … Read more

What Causes Electrical Transformers to Fail?

A transformer is an electrical device that consists of two or more coils that transfers electrical energy from one electrical circuit to another. They are used to boost voltage levels to transfer energy long distances and then lower voltage levels to decrease line losses during transmission. While power transformers often require less care compared to  … Read more