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ELECTRICITY

TECHNICAL ELECTRICAL SERVICES

  • Protection and coordination studies
  • Short-circuit studies
  • Arc Flash studies (NFPA 70E, IEEE 1584 and CSA Z462)
  • Hazardous location classification studies (API 505, NFPA 497 and 499)
  • Lighting and illumination studies
  • Machine safety circuits studies and design (CSA Z432)
  • Hazardous class 1 and 2 locations electrical systems design (API 505, NFPA 497 and 499)
  • High, medium and low voltage electrical distribution system design
  • Electrical equipment specifications: MCC, UPS, generators, VFD, transformers, motors, CC current feed systems, etc.
  • Power factor correction systems design
  • Substation design
  • Aerial and underground distribution design
  • Grounding system design
  • Electrical heat tracing system design
  • PCB transformer replacement by dry transformers
  • Building electrical system design: lighting, fire alarm, communication, security
  • Lightning protection system design
  • Preventive maintenance programs for electrical equipment

SOFTWARE USED

  • ETAP and SKM: Electrical Studies
  • CompuTrace and TraceCalc: Electrical Tracing
  • DIALux: Lighting Studies

SPECIALIZED SERVICES IN ELECTRICAL STUDIES

The electrical department of GCM Consultants has the ability to perform electrical studies on medium and low voltage distribution systems.

Electrical installation surveys
  • Data gathering to generate electrical single line diagrams
  • Electrical load measurement
  • Motor starting current measurement
  • Harmonics measurement
  • Power factor measurement
  • Electrical area classification
  • Protection coordination studies
  • Transient stability, short-circuit and power flow studies
  • Arc Flash studies
  • Harmonic studies
  • Motor starting studies
  • Power factor correction studies
  • Grounding studies
  • Protection relays and breaker configuration
  • Arc Flash sticker supply
  • Harmonic filter specifications
  • Power factor system specifications
  • Pre-operational audit
  • Start-up assistance and commissioning

SOFTWARE USED

  • ETAP (by default) or other at client’s request

ELECTRICAL PROJECT EXAMPLES

OUR ELECTRICAL EXPERTS

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