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Electrical load refers to the amount of power your business uses, and electrical load capacity means the total amount of power going to your building.
ALL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS GET WORN OUT WITH TIME.
NEW INSTALLATIONS ALSO NEED TO BE TESTED FOR EXPANSION GOALS.
If you’re operating a commercial or industrial building, your electrical load is taking a regular beating. regular testing will keep your business and your employees SAFE.
Why is it important to know these numbers? If you have a problem with your electrical distribution system, one way to determine what’s wrong is to conduct an electrical load test. This will give you a solid reading of the amount, type and quality of the power going into your building.
WHEN TO TEST YOUR LOAD?
Electrical load testing should be done periodically to ensure your electrical wiring is properly handling the high loads your commercial property needs.
WHAT WILL BE TESTED?
- Wired electrical systems: A technician will check all your fixed, installed wiring to ensure it is balancing loads properly and is protected against shock, burns, and fire.
- Freestanding appliances and equipment: These will be checked to make sure their plugs, cables and grounding are up to date.
- Generators and emergency backup systems: Be sure your backup power is there for you if there’s a power outage.
- Hazardous area inspections: A technician will ensure all wiring in hazardous areas is properly grounded, protected, and labeled.
- Code and compliance: Electrical load testing will help you comply with local and national safety codes
WHAT WILL A TEST SHOW YOU?
The test will point out any electrical problems, including:
- Overloaded outlets or circuits.
- Potential fire or shock hazards.
- Defective electrical work.
- Improper cabling.
- Lack of grounding.
You should also conduct a test when you:
- Are installing new, high-wattage equipment.
- Have experienced unexplained drops or surges in power.
- Need to verify the load capacity of your system.
- Want to trim your energy bills.
- Have moved to a new location.
- Need to prepare for an inspection of your electrical system.
Electrical load testing will keep your property safe and ensure you comply with all codes. If you need to test your load levels, contact MSC Electrical to schedule an inspection today.