About Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contracting
Commercial Electrical Contractors
Wondering what type of work commercial electrical contractors perform?
Commercial electricians install, design and maintain electrical systems in commercial buildings.
Commercial electricians may plan and diagram electrical systems, including the conduits of tubing or pipe often required by local electrical codes. Or, the electrician may work from blueprints provided by the general contractor. Whether designing the system or working from blueprints, the electrician installs the conduits and runs the electrical wiring. These wires are usually terminated at switches, circuit breaker panels and relays. Commercial electricians wire instruments that control the power, lighting and heating units in buildings. They also provide wiring for air conditioning and refrigeration units.
High Voltage Electricians Near Denton, Texas
Industrial and high voltage electricians perform similar work as their commercial counterparts; however, their jobs are performed deeper into the network at substations.
Electrical substations are energy distribution posts found throughout cities and countrysides. A substation receives high voltage electrical energy from a power plant, transforms it into low-voltage streams, and distributes it to nearby homes and businesses via power lines. A substation electrician performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs on circuit breakers, transformers, power cables, and other elements at a substation. The work of a substation electrician can be very dangerous, and professionals receive several years of formal training and supervision before they are allowed to work independently.
The main responsibility of a substation electrician is to ensure transformers and voltage regulars are kept in proper working order. Daily duties include inspecting power lines, testing voltage and current levels, and replacing old circuit breaker fuses. When a particular element is not working correctly, an electrician temporarily disables incoming electricity to diagnose and fix the problem. He or she must have extensive knowledge of the schematics of a substation to avoid personal injury and widespread power outages while performing repairs.