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Services

Owner's Engineer

Electrical Single Lines


We will review your existing or new facility and develop a site-wide single drawing that covers all areas of the electrical distribution.




Substation Design


Complete customer owned substation designs, from 480V up to 69kV.




Protection, Switchgear and MCC Design


We develop a detailed drawing package to submit to equipment vendors and construction contractors.




Arc Flash Mitigation


As a result of an arc flash study, there can be equipment that has high incident energy; there are many solutions that can reduce arc flash energy or methods to reduce the exposure to equipment operators. We can explore these options and design an arc flash solution that fits the specific needs of the client.




Electrical Drafting


Our electrical drafters work with our professional engineers to develop drawings for our clients.




Protective Relaying


Determine the sites protective relaying requirements to determine the most suitable equipment model and protection elements for protecting the client’s electrical distribution.





Power System Studies

Electrical Distribution Modelling using ETAP


We develop models of our client’s electrical distribution; this process offers a long-term investment to our clients as it can assist in plans to expand their facility in addition to providing a platform to perform engineering studies.




Short Circuit Studies and Analyses


For safety and reliability its critical to determine if the electrical distribution can handle a fault, equipment such as breakers are designed to handle a maximum fault current which is indicated on the nameplate, by performing a short circuit study the fault current can be calculated and the equipment evaluated to determine if it will clear the fault.




Arc Flash Studies


Arc Flash studies are a useful tool in electrical safety; arc flash incidents are a well-documented hazard; however, the subject itself is often misunderstood, leading to contradictory approaches and confusion. We review and model the client's electrical distribution to calculate the arc flash incident energy, providing arc flash labels, and issue a report with recommendations to reduce or mitigate the hazard using the latest standards.




Protection Device Coordination


When expanding a facility or optimizing the electrical distribution of an existing system, a protective device coordination study is useful for ensuring a reliable and safe system. When a fault occurs on a system a breaker will trip, the goal of a well-coordinated system is that the breaker closest to the fault trip without causing other breakers upstream to trip, which would cause a more extensive outage. A coordination study can cover all equipment from the utility-owned protection down to individual panels.




Load Flow Studies


A load flow study is useful for determining the electrical distribution capacity when expanding. It is essential to understand the effects of adding additional load to the existing system to ensure that voltage drop and transformer loading are acceptable.




Power Factor Correction


A glance of the utility bills is often the first indication of poor power factor; inductive loads such as motors will drop the power factor; when the power factor drops below certain thresholds, the utility will impose a power factor penalty. By studying different power factor correction options, the cost of correcting the power factor can be considered to determine ROI.




Ground Grid Design & Step and Touch


Designing a substation ground grid that complies with the Canadian Electrical Code requires modelling of the ground grid to ensure that the step and touch voltages and ground potential rise are with the limits, different designs and grid optimization techniques are performed develop a compliant ground grid design.




Power Quality


Modelling the electrical distribution in combination with power quality recording is a useful tool in identifying the sources of power quality issues.




Voltage Drop & Motor Starting


Both motor starting and voltage drop can be modelled to allow options to be developed for reconfiguring the electrical distribution to accommodate new loads.




Grounding Systems


Electrical systems are either solidly grounded, ungrounded or impedance grounded, we can review the system to determine if an improved grounding system can be used to increase safety and reliability.





Detailed Design

Electrical Single Lines


We will review your existing or new facility and develop a site-wide single drawing that covers all areas of the electrical distribution.




Substation Design


Complete customer owned substation designs, from 480V up to 69kV.




Protection, Switchgear and MCC Design


We develop a detailed drawing package to submit to equipment vendors and construction contractors.




Arc Flash Mitigation


As a result of an arc flash study, there can be equipment that has high incident energy; there are many solutions that can reduce arc flash energy or methods to reduce the exposure to equipment operators. We can explore these options and design an arc flash solution that fits the specific needs of the client.




Electrical Drafting


Our electrical drafters work with our professional engineers to develop drawings for our clients.




Protective Relaying


Determine the sites protective relaying requirements to determine the most suitable equipment model and protection elements for protecting the client’s electrical distribution.





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