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Power

JC Electric has the expertise to address all of your power system requirements to help ensure safe, reliable and continuous power. We are focused on helping facilities manage their energy and solve complex power system issues that may involve equipment, automation or the utility.

Our teams have in-depth knowledge of power distribution and control equipment with advanced expertise of calculation methods as well as industry codes and standards.

You can count on JC Electric for consistent engineering studies and electrical designs, thanks to our comprehensive Engineering Standards. These standards are in place so that all projects for your facilities are executed using the same processes and systems, no matter how many locations you have.  Our solutions include corrective action recommendations to help mitigate future power system issues.

Safe

Solutions for OSHA and NFPA 70E Compliance

JC Electric is a recognized leader in helping companies comply with NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, including the newly-released 2012 Edition, which requires the development and enforcement of an Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP) policy. Our capabilities include arc flash hazard analysis, equipment labeling and load studies. We also offer engineered solutions to reduce arc flash hazard levels and improve electrical system reliability. (Read More – See Appendix A for page to link to)

Reliable

Power System Design and Upgrades

We have the expertise to meet requirements for the most challenging design and upgrade projects.  Our portfolio includes customers in every industry segment — from data centers to steel mills.  Projects can be customized from basic design consultation to feasibility studies to a complete turnkey solution.(Read More) (Appendix B)

Continuous

There’s more to managing an electrical system than troubleshooting problems.

It also involves identifying potential issues and either eliminating or mitigating their effects. The analysis and diagnosis of any engineered system guards against improper system operation and the possibility of catastrophic losses.

Our analytical studies help ensure your electrical system operates as it was designed and intended.

Our assessment services provide a roadmap to optimize future capital and operational expenditures.  They are customized based on your need to reduce risk to your facility from: reliability issues, process disruptions, code violations or outdated workplace safety requirements. Included in this category are:

  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Power System Grounding Evaluation
  • Equipment Condition Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning

Appendix A

Solutions for OSHA and NFPA 70E Compliance

JC Electric is focused on helping companies comply with the requirements of NFPA 70E and offers a variety of arc flash mitigation solutions to optimize the safety and reliability of a facility’s power system.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® is the document most often referenced for electrical safety.  OSHA enforces electrical workplace safety standards outlined in NFPA 70E.  Enforcement may take place following an electrical accident or during their normal on-site inspection process.

JC Electric is a recognized leader in promoting electrical workplace safety and helping companies comply with the requirements of NFPA 70E. Basic compliance to NFPA 70E requirements is established with a five-step process:

  • Develop and Audit Electrical Safe Work Practices Policy
  • Conduct an Electrical System Study to Determine the Present Degree of Arc Flash Hazards and Apply Associated Equipment Labeling
  • Ensure Adequate Supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Proper Tools
  •  Conduct Regularly-Scheduled Safety Training and Audits for All Electrical Workers
  • Maintain All Electrical Distribution System Components
  • Follow Strategies to Mitigate and Control Arc Flash Hazards.

We advocate compliance to NFPA 70E not only for worker safety, but also equipment productivity.  An arc flash accident can render equipment unusable and place the facility in a costly downtime mode, which could last hours or days.

Appendix B

Power System Design and Upgrades

J.C. Electric can meet your requirements for the most challenging design and upgrade projects. We serve customers in every industry segment — from data centers to steel mills. Projects can be customized from basic design consultation to feasibility studies to a complete turnkey solution. Our capabilities include:

  • Switchgear Modernization
  • Control and Protection System Upgrades
  • Generator Backup Design and Construction
  • Power Factor Correction and Filter Design
  • High Resistance Grounding Conversions
  • Project Management
  • Equipment Sizing and Specification
  • Protection and Control System Design
  • Control House Design
  • Conduit and Trench Design
  • Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Filter Design
  • Lightning, Grounding & Bonding System Design
  • Utility Coordination and Regulatory Approval
  • Commissioning Services
  • Turnkey Installation
  • Switchgear Modernization and Upgrades

Modernization solutions from J.C. Electric will upgrade your existing switchgear or motor control centers to current technology. Our modernization and upgrade solutions are designed to minimize downtime, improve reliability and extend the life of your equipment. Our detailed scope of work helps to ensure the optimum solution for your facility.

Generator Backup Design and Connection

J.C. Electric delivers turnkey generator connection solutions for both your normal and your emergency power systems. Generators are the most effective means of minimizing electrical downtime in your facility.  Permanent generators enhance power system reliability and are required in healthcare and critical operation facilities.  In addition, JCE designs and installs the necessary power system equipment to facilitate connection of temporary (trailer mounted) generators. Both new installation and upgrade solutions are available. Partner with us to maximize your return on investment.

Power Factor Correction and Filter Design

Power quality correction equipment is typically justified on the basis of reducing power factor penalties charged by the utility.  Our turnkey services include design engineering, procurement and installation of power factor correction and harmonic filtering equipment. Using power quality monitoring devices, our engineers will evaluate the harmonic and transient environment in your facility to ensure the equipment is properly sized and applied.

High Resistance Grounding (HRG) Conversions

Used in facilities with continuous, uninterrupted power requirements, HRG power systems may allow non-stop operation during a ground fault.  Facilities with ungrounded (delta) electric power systems often experience equipment damage, excessive voltage transients and high maintenance costs associated with ground faults.  Converting to HRG can alleviate the damage caused by ground faults.  Our power system engineers will assess, design and apply power system conversions using component-based or packaged HRG systems.

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