The basic design of a plant electrical system.

The electrical system within a plant begins at the secondary of the utility transformer and extends throughout the plant to every end-use device, encompassing all applicable electrical components therein.
Courtesy: OSHA
Safety May 13, 2020

Five steps to improve your electrical safety program

OSHA recommends ways to make your electrical safety program better

By H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd, PE, CSP, CESCP
Electrical August 18, 2017

The basics of industrial motor power surge suppression

Power surges can be very damaging to electronic equipment in various ways, making it important to take precautionary measures in order to avoid them.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Motors, Drives March 7, 2017

Understanding ac induction motor basics

Knowing how magnetism and electromagnetic induction work are crucial to understanding how an ac induction motor works and functions.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Motors, Drives January 13, 2017

How does motor current analysis help motors?

Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned windings, and grounded windings.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Motors, Drives January 12, 2017

Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical December 19, 2016

Why is short-circuit current rating important?

It is important to verify and improve short-circuit rating to remain in compliance.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Motors, Drives December 13, 2016

Why online motor testing is a great PdM tool

Although offline or static testing is an important part of a routine maintenance program, dynamic testing of motors can be done more frequently and, in many cases, with greater benefit.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical December 7, 2016

Transformers are key for safety in any electrical system

Proper installation and maintenance of an electrical system’s components help keep the working environment safe while extending the life of the equipment.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
System Integration December 5, 2016

VFD efficiency: Three best practices

The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear.

By Gary Jacott, Motion Industries
Electrical July 20, 2015

Three ways to prevent food plant electrical system malfunctions

The electrical system is sometimes overlook at food processing facilities. Here are three ways to maintain the plant's electrical well-being and prevent potential malfunctions and safety hazards.

By Jud Walker, Stellar