Paralleling switchgear are boxes with multiple switches and readout gauges that control generators and power sources. Where you may be tempted to go without these devices and just let generators do their thing, you should know that you would be wasting energy in the process. Installing the latest in technology with regards to paralleling switchgear provides you with all of the following benefits.
Control Power Usage
Imagine having all that power of industrial generators and being able to control it. That is exactly what switchgear boxes do. They help you decide when and how much power your generators put out. If you need to transfer more power to one generator and reduce the amount of power from another generator, the switchgear boxes help you do just that.
Monitor Power Consumption
The power consumption gauge on a generator really does not tell you much. It cannot tell you the "per hour" consumption of power, or the fluctuations of power from one time of the day to another. The switchgear boxes can. They help you monitor power consumption and fluctuations with ease. Several gauges on the box show your high and low power consumption. If you have an employee check and record the gauges hourly, you can also keep track of hourly consumption.
Check to See If Energy Conservation Efforts Are Working
If you want to conserve more energy and make your plant more efficient, you will have to make some energy consumption changes. The switchgear's data will help you decide when and how to reduce consumption, and then help you figure out what is consuming the most power. Making changes to the plant's equipment, light systems, etc., will help you reduce and conserve energy, but the switchgear boxes will help you see if your efforts are actually working.
Ordering and Installing Your Paralleling Switchgear
You will need an electrical contractor to install your switchgear. Order it, have it delivered, and then secure the services of an electrical contractor. If you already have an electrical engineer working for your plant, he or she can oversee the installation and perform some of the tasks needed to complete the installation process. Either the electrical contractor or the electrical engineer can monitor the progress and effectiveness of your switchgear going forward. These machines rarely need repair, but when they do, they can send reports to your email inbox and present with their own warning signs.
For more information, contact companies like Enercon Engineering Inc.