If your building project requires electrical infrastructure, electrical power engineering services will play a role in its planning and installation phases, ensuring your building meets its daily power needs, and perhaps ensuring it remains powered during power outages by installing back up generators. Whether a building receives back up generators can be a decision of preference or necessity, with both being motivators for installment.
On the preferential side, back up generators can be a valuable resource for retailers and service providers, who may not need to maintain power during power outages for reasons other than leaving the competition in the dark, waiting for the power company to fix the problem. On the necessary side, back up generators can prevent catastrophes, particularly by keeping such entities as defense organizations, laboratories, hospitals, and data centers up and running, preserving their critical functions.
What Types of Services are offered by Electrical Power Engineering Services?
From a customer standpoint, power engineering services offer four types of services: consulting for power supply projects, installation of power infrastructure, supply of emergency generator equipment, and performance of generator services, particularly regular maintenance on industrial grade generators. Below, we take a look at each area of service and what it entails.
Consulting for Power Supply Projects
Power engineering services are routinely retained for their expertise on electrical engineering projects, even when a different service will install a project’s power infrastructure. Because big projects such as office buildings and hospitals have big economic hopes riding on their successful completion, having more than one perspective on the way power infrastructure is designed and installed is always a good idea.
Installation of Power Infrastructure
Power engineering services receive the majority of their business from the need for everyday power infrastructure. Some engineering services specialize in certain types of corporate or industrial projects, while others specialize in a variety of projects, from smaller private sector projects to large-scale public sector projects, as well as larger scale residential projects.
Supply of Emergency Generator Equipment
Emergency generator equipment comes in various models that assume one of two forms: equipment that’s portable, or equipment that remains onsite. The first type is commonly mobilized for use in catastrophic power outages, while the second type resides onsite within the building(s) it will service. In many cases, entities that require uninterrupted power supply maintain multiple onsite generators, with hospitals and data centers being common examples.
Once businesses and organizations have generators, keeping them serviced is key to ensuring their usefulness in the event of power outages. Some entities employ maintenance staff that performs generator maintenance, while others contract with power engineering services for regular maintenance. Despite their occasional use, back up generators require the same level of maintenance as other machinery, with particular attention being paid to switch gear maintenance.
I did not start out wanting to be an Industrial Engineer, as I approached my senior year in High School my anticipations and goals was to become a Federal Marshall. I had it all planned out while attending Penn State University for a bachelors degree in law (did not have any discipline planned out) I would work evenings for a local police department, after graduating with a BS in law, I would then extend my education level to Masters and switch my evening job with the Police department to the Sheriff Department. Finally once I attained my Masters I would have the education, years of law experience and I would have reached the minimum age to apply for a position as a Deputy Federal Marshal.
Now enough of the dreaming and time to wake up, all that was abruptly change by my first wife’s father talking me out of the law enforcement trial and on to the Engineering trial, since he himself was a Industrial Engineer with a Master Degree in the same field. I started off going to the same university as he to obtain my Industrial Engineering degree, but instead of going on to get my Masters, I chose to diversify and while working as an Industrial Engineer I went for a second degree in Business Administration. But enough of the background which led me up to working as an I.E. for more than twenty years.
My first job was a I.E. Technician for Pullman Standard in Butler Pa. Pullman Standard was a manufacture of railroad cars, the type they built in Butler were Coal Cars and Box Cars. These were all built from raw material stock all the way through the assembly and painting operations. The Industrial Engineering Department was made up of about seven engineers with varying degrees of experience, we were all responsible for the methods, standards and quality criteria of over two thousand workers all spread over three shifts. Looking back it now this was probably the only company I worked for were the I.E. department was truly in charge of all aspects of the engineering discipline. Unfortunatley this was short lived by three years, for this was the start of the era of companies going overseas to manufacture their product this downsizing and company closings. Pullman chose the later, over two thousand people out of a job.
Onto my next stop, with a generous severance package (compared to today’s standards) of one month of pay for every year of service, I had three months to find a job before we had to dig into the savings account. Fortunately I was able to obtain another Engineering job within three months, althou it was short lived and put to death by the same villain as my first job. The duties of this job was much like the first develop and implement standards and methods for the various operations through out the electronic devices of Robertshaw Controls. At the end of this short lived job I started to think that maybe the north was not such a safe bet to obtain a job that would last until retirement. So being young and brave (or maybe just ignorant) I setoff to the south to look for a job in the textile/apparel industry.
So I stopped in Winston Salem/Greensboro the heart of the textile/apparel industry. I was able to obtain a position as an Junior I.E. with Hanes within a couple of months of searching for a job in my chosen field. This was my first introduction into predetermined time standards. Since this was the standard operation for the engineering department I was given the gift of being sent back to school to learn the H.B. Maymard system of M.O.S.T. Again the I.E.s were in charge of Method development and standard implementation.
I stayed with Hanes for seven years until I got bored and itched for new adventures and accepted a job as I.E. Manager for Fruit of the Loom for their new multi million dollars facility in Texas. Delayed construction would keep operations from starting up on-time , so I was bounced across the US and Canada performing various projects for one year until the opening of the plant. This stage in my career was probably the most enjoyable time getting to see the USA while getting vast amounts of experience. But finally it was opening day and work started at the Texas plant, I had a small staff of four to cover a plant of 1200 employees on two shifts. Standards practices were methods development and improvements, standard development and implementation. This lasted for about seven years and that villain reared its head again and the downsizing and plant closures began once again. The apparel industry was moving into Honduras and Mexico, even thou I made my share of trips to both countries while working at Fruit of the Loom, it wasn’t my thing to accept a transfer that far south. So with yet another plant closing I was out looking for another job.
Ironically my next job lead me back to my original roots of metal fabrication with a fuel filtration vessel manufacture. And with this move and move back to the standard duties of using time studies for standard development with an added twist of compiling the data into a computerize data system to keep track of methods and piece standards. Four years later the company after 25 years in business decided to outsource the fabrication operation and run purely with the filtration end. Add another 4 more years and that brings me up to date, working with the same company but working with the filtration products. Duties range anywhere from setting standards, to developing methods, to ensuring quality criteria are followed. Using a mixture of time studies, predetermined standards and video analysis. Althou there isn’t the once large I.E. department of six or seven to handle the plant, it may keep us busy all day long but the two of us can handle it.
So there you have it over two decades bouncing around the US working for some major industries that were taken under by foreign competition. I sometimes wonder what would have happen if I had followed the Law enforcement career, there is a never ending supply of products (criminals) to obtain a guarantee job security without fear of the product line moving overseas.
Since almost all the industries make use of advanced precision engineering in one or other way, there is a huge demand of precision engineering services. Most of the machinery-based industries use precision machined components as part of their manufacturing process or they are supplying machines. However, due to increasing demand for products, most original manufacturers are finding it difficult to cope. They are unable to produce as large number of products as required by the demand. To help these manufacturers to meet the increasing demand, several precision engineering services providers are providing their contract services at affordable prices.
Many original manufacturers are opting for outsourcing their manufacturing projects to a good contract precision engineering service provider. Helping cope with increasing demands for ready products is not the only reason that encourages the manufacturers to outsource their precision engineering jobs to these contract service providers. There are several other advantages too that inspires them to hire contract services.
The most obvious advantage is you can complete your projects and orders within deadlines and keep your clients happy and satisfied due to timely delivery. Another important benefit is you can save lots of money and it is a cost effective measure to outsource. Since there are many contract services provides in the industry, you can find someone to work for you at most competitive prices. You can never get that kind of pricing when you get it done in-house. This is because these engineering service providers manufacture the precision machined components in bulk, which tend to reduce costs. Having these components at reduced price, you can lower pricing for your finished products.
By deciding, to outsource the manufacturing or repairing of the precision machined components to an outside contractor, you need not make additional investment for buying equipments, installing them, arranging space for creating for the unit and employing new personnel. It saves not only your money and space but also many hassles that go into doing all these jobs. With these contractors being your partner, you can have hassle-free production of the components.
One more benefit that you cannot ignore is the expertise. Since these precision engineering services providers are specialist in doing their jobs, you can be assured of best and error-free products. They can help you with your project at any stage. They have all the latest equipments and machineries to complete the assigned jobs. Moreover, they have expert and experienced professionals who can complete the job with utmost efficiency. These contract companies can complete any engineering job right from designing to manufacturing to procuring the materials or consulting or more. They can help their clients with material handling, production tooling, facility layouts, process controls, special machine design, fixture design specialty automation, multiple station machining centers, stamping and forming dies forge tooling, castings and more. they can work independently or with the engineering staff of their client’s company. If you are looking for contract engineering services in the UK, dferrantimachining.co.uk is among the best ones.