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Industrial Electrical Services

Industrial Vs. Commercial Electrical? What’s the difference?

The more common and broad stroking of the two is the commercial electrician. This is your everyday business or warehouse that has common electrical functionality and requires no “specific education” to the actual building or environment that cannot be applied in multiple locations. Retail stores, restaurants, and office buildings for example would fit the “commercial electrical” scope. The focus of commercial electrical work is to ensure that the wiring and electrical components of the structure are working properly and safely. The bulk of the tasks and functionality of being a commercial electrician involve common electrical services and maintenance or installation/repair of specific equipment.

It doesn’t mean that every once in on occasion, a commercial electrician will be qualified to work on higher voltage and more complicated electrical systems, generators, and cooling systems that accompanies a large heating or air conditioning unit. It all depends on the facility.

An industrial electrician, however, has daily tasks that differ entirely. In general, the level of expertise required of an industrial electrician is both extensive and very specific to the plant or equipment in the industry or plant in question. Some industrial electricians will require specific certification for the equipment being serviced. Many years in an apprenticeship training program can also be necessary to ensure the expertise and thorough knowledge of this field. Manufacturing and production facilities have electrical needs that are far different from the general needs encountered in other avenues of the electrical profession.

Industrial electricians need to be ready to handle issues with anything from exceptionally high voltage systems, to minuscule and direct micro currents of electricity. These intensely varied electrical components are often attached to or part of the facility machinery that is both crucial and expensive and often specific to that particular industry. Oil Rigs are a great example as much of the equipment used on offshore oil rigs is not used or seen anywhere else. It is industry specific. Safety is always another factor and without proper training lives will be put at risk and hundreds of thousands of dollars can be lost.
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