The Role Of Thermodynamic Analysis In Commercial Electrical Installations

Thermodynamic analysis is used to inspect electrical equipment to detect asymmetries and overloads. The thermodynamics instrument is also used in inspecting defective insulators, crimp equipment and overheating in mechanical components. However, thermodynamics has many other uses aside from the maintenance of electrical infrastructure.

If you belong to an electrical contracting firm, it is very likely that you have the thermodynamics instrument because you can use it for other non-electrical problems. If you work in some other venue like house maintenance, the logic of thermodynamics can be applied to energy improvements in the building. The goal of a thermodynamic analysis on a facility is to determine where heat is generated, where it is leaked and where it is pooled.

One you have made sense of how heat flows through a building, you will know where to install fans for redistribution, redirection or exhaustion of heat. To put it simply, the exterior walls of a factory are made from corrugated metal and insulated with R-4. Usually, the walls have gaps that result to heat losses during winter. On the other hand, the administrative offices are made from better materials and are well insulated. Generally, the offices have an HVAC system and they do suffer from energy problems.

During summer, the workers at the factory open the windows and run 120V floor fans. The fans do not solve the heat problems because random placement causes them to fight with each other. During winter, space heaters and heat coming production equipment keep the factory reasonably warm but the heat tends to pool in certain areas or flow to the thermal weak spots of the building envelope. What the building needs is proper heat and air flow management so that winter heat will not be wasted and summer heat is properly exhausted.

Commercial electrician services know the proper solution through the help of the thermodynamics instrument. It may involve moving equipment based on the heat flow documented by the instrument. This may require more electrical work but the investment is minimal because production becomes more competitive. Commercial electrician services look beyond the electrical infrastructure to create a proper heat control system.

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