A commercial building’s electrical service capacity is primarily based upon the building’s wiring system capacity and any connected electrical equipment’s load calculations. The breaker or fuse box size can also provide an estimate of service capacity. An electric service upgrade may also include replacing the underground cables that are connected to service panels and meters.
A commercial facility’s service capacity will be calculated from the load capacity of the total power required to run the building. The greater the number of circuits, the more electricity a building will need. An old building that has not had an inspection of its electrical system for a prolonged period may be a safety hazard. A licensed electrician should be consulted to detect and fix code violations, making a facility compliant and avoiding government fines.
Service Panel Installations and Upgrades
Rapid developments in technology have left many commercial buildings with outdated electrical wiring that is inadequate for the electrical power needs of modern equipment. However, a commercial facility may not require a full electric service upgrade. An upgrade of an electrical service panel or circuit capacity may be all that is necessary. In order to find a proper solution that is the most economic, a licensed electrician will make a load calculation that meets National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.
Commercial Electrical Service Panel
A commercial electrical service panel provides the electricity needed by a facility’s equipment. The power provided by the utility company runs through this panel, and it is distributed to major and minor electrical branches of a building. An electrical panel that is functioning properly is crucial for the productivity and safety of the staff working in a commercial facility.
In addition, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require that commercial electrical panels protect workers from being exposed to live electrical parts of equipment, preventing injury and death from electric shock.
Electrical Peace of Mind
Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:
- Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
- Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
- Electrical Service & Repair
- Specialty Electrical Services
For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. They will be very glad to help you.