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General FAQs

What is an Industrial Electrical Contractor?

Industrial Electrical Contractors are typically hired to design, install and maintain electrical systems, panels, switchgear, wiring, and related equipment, including lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles in industrial facilities. Some examples would be manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

What are the benefits of hiring an Industrial Electrical Contractor?

Industrial Electrical Contractors are focused the needs and requirements of industrial facility power. Licensed, trained and certified Industrial Electrical Contractors provide the following benefits:

  • Knowledge of factory equipment and machinery
  • Complete understanding of all electrical loads to prevent damage to factory equipment
  • Extensive ongoing training for installing, repairing and maintaining production and processing machinery
  • Mechanical and electrical problems are quickly solved to avoid downtime and maintain the efficiency of production 
How can we work with Craft Electric & Maintneance?

The first step is to make contact with us and set up a time to discuss what areas of your facility need immediate attention.

Use the form below to make a contact request and we will be in touch shortly.

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What electrical services does Craft Electric & Maintenance provide?

Craft Electric & Maintenance has been providing Industrial Electrical Contracting services since 1984. You can visit our Services page to see all the service that we provide.

TEGG Service FAQs

What is TEGG Service?

TEGG allows our company to provide a proactive, proven electrical diagnostic service that minimizes outages and mitigates the risk associated with safety hazards. Our highly trained staff works hand-in-hand with our customers to help cultivate specifically tailored programs that reduce repair costs, prevent downtime and most importantly – improves workplace safety.

What are the benefits of TEGG Service?

TEGG Service provides the following benefits:

  • Reduced repair costs
  • Downtime prevention and minimization
  • Workplace safety

Arc Flash FAQs

What is ARC Flash?

An arc flash is the light and heat produced as part of an arc fault. An arc fault is a type of electrical explosion or discharge that results from a low-impedance connection through air to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system.

What are the benefits of ARC Flash Analysis & Assessment?

An Arc Flash Assessment and Analysis is a study of a facility’s power system to determine the incident energy available at specific electrical devices that employees would be exposed to while “interacting with” the electrical equipment at the facility.

The output of the Assessment & Analysis is a determination and labeling of the PPE required of the electrical devices, suitability of the devices for service as installed and identification of any miss-coordination issues involved as the system is currently installed and configured.

What is my facility required to do as it relates to ARC Flash?

There are numerous OSHA and NFPA requirements related to ARC Flash. They are as follows:

  • OSHA 1910.132 requires that employers identify and protect their workers from workplace hazards. Every industrial / commercial power system includes inherent risks – specifically electrical shock and arc flash, anytime employees are “interacting with” electrical equipment while energized. Interacting with electrical equipment includes operation of fully enclosed switches and power circuit breakers as well as any exposure to energized equipment or circuit parts, including all energized testing or troubleshooting activities.

  • NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Section 110.1 – requires “The employer shall implement and document an overall electrical safety program that directs activity appropriate to the risk of electrical hazards. The electrical safety program shall be implemented as part of the employer’s overall occupational health and safety management system, when one exists.” Section specifically includes identifying and quantifying the risks of both shock and arc flash hazards, before work begins.

  • NFPA 70E, Section 130.5 Arc Flash Analysis – requires an arc flash risk assessment shall be performed to determine the risk, safety related work practices required, the arc flash boundary, the incident energy at the working distance, and the PPE that people within the arc flash boundary shall use. This assessment shall be reviewed at intervals not to exceed 5 years.

  • NFPA 70E Section 130.5 (H) Labeling – requires all equipment “likely to require examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance while energized shall be field marked” … with a label containing arc flash risk identification, severity of the risk, arc flash boundary and required PPE level among other things. This includes any energized testing or troubleshooting activity..

  • NFPA 70E, Section 110.3 (A) Host Employer Responsibilities – requires that host employers of contractor or outside service personnel are responsible for notifying the contractor of the hazards they may encounter in the performance of their work. This holds the host employer / facility owner responsible for identifying the hazards a contractor may encounter on the site. Therefore, using contract maintenance and electrical workers does not reduce the need for arc flash analysis.

What are the OSHA requirements related to ARC Flash?

OSHA 1910.132 requires that employers identify and protect their workers from workplace hazards. Every industrial / commercial power system includes inherent risks – specifically electrical shock and arc flash, anytime employees are “interacting with” electrical equipment while energized. Interacting with electrical equipment includes operation of fully enclosed switches and power circuit breakers as well as any exposure to energized equipment or circuit parts, including all energized testing or troubleshooting activities.

What are the NFPA requirements related to ARC Flash?

There are several NFPA requirements related to ARC Flash. They are as follows:

  • NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Section 110.1 – requires “The employer shall implement and document an overall electrical safety program that directs activity appropriate to the risk of electrical hazards. The electrical safety program shall be implemented as part of the employer’s overall occupational health and safety management system, when one exists.” Section specifically includes identifying and quantifying the risks of both shock and arc flash hazards, before work begins.
  • NFPA 70E, Section 130.5 Arc Flash Analysis – requires an arc flash risk assessment shall be performed to determine the risk, safety related work practices required, the arc flash boundary, the incident energy at the working distance, and the PPE that people within the arc flash boundary shall use. This assessment shall be reviewed at intervals not to exceed 5 years.
  • NFPA 70E Section 130.5 (H) Labeling – requires all equipment “likely to require examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance while energized shall be field marked” … with a label containing arc flash risk identification, severity of the risk, arc flash boundary and required PPE level among other things. This includes any energized testing or troubleshooting activity..
  • NFPA 70E, Section 110.3 (A) Host Employer Responsibilities – requires that host employers of contractor or outside service personnel are responsible for notifying the contractor of the hazards they may encounter in the performance of their work. This holds the host employer / facility owner responsible for identifying the hazards a contractor may encounter on the site. Therefore, using contract maintenance and electrical workers does not reduce the need for arc flash analysis.
How often should an ARC Flash Analysis & Assessment be performed?

NFPA 70E, Section 130.5 Arc Flash Analysis – requires an arc flash risk assessment shall be performed to determine the risk, safety related work practices required, the arc flash boundary, the incident energy at the working distance, and the PPE that people within the arc flash boundary shall use. This assessment shall be reviewed at intervals not to exceed 5 years.

Surge Protection FAQs

What is Surge Protection?

Surge protection is the approach of using an appliance or device to protect electrical equipment and devices from voltage spikes.

What are the benefits of surge protection?

Surge protection provides the following benefits:

  • Longer equipment and device life
  • Fewer maintenance and service calls
  • Warranty validation for equipment warranties that require surge protection
What type of surge protection does our facility need?

Determining the exact surge protection needs of a facility is very much like making custom fitted clothing. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort of surge protection appliances and devices should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about what sort of surge protection is best for your facility.

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EV Charging Station FAQs

What is an EV Charging Station?

An EV, (electric vehicle), charging station is an element in the infrastructure of a facility that supplies electric energy for the recharging of plug-in electric vehicles—including electric cars, electric industrial vehicles such as fork lifts or other equipment and plug-in hybrids.

What are the benefits of an EV Charging Station?

There are many benefits of EV Charging Stations. Below are several for your review:

  • Tenant attraction and retention
  • Employee attraction and retention
  • Advertising opportunities
  • Tax credits or rebates

Backup Generators & UPS FAQs

What is a Backup Generator?

A backup or standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically. Within seconds of a utility outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the backup generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The backup or standby generator then begins supplying power to the circuits.

What is a UPS?

A UPS, or uninterruptible power supply or uninterruptible power source, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails.

What are the benefits of backup generators & UPS systems?

Backup generators & UPS systems provide the following benefits:

  • Uninterrupted production in your facility
  • Reduction or elimination of waste or defective products as a result of power loss
  • Equipment is protected from hazardous voltage fluctuations and surges when main power is restored
What type of backup generators or UPS systems does our facility need?

Determining the exact backup generator and UPS needs of a facility is very much like building a custom home. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort of backup generator and UPS appliances and devices should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about what sort of backup generator & UPS systems are best for your facility.

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Solar & Photovoltaics FAQs

What is a Solar Photovoltaic system?

A solar photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. In essence harnessing light energy and using it to produce electrical energy for a facility.

What are the benefits of a Solar Photovoltaic system?

There are many benefits of Solar Photovoltaic system. Below are several for your review:

  • Electricity produced by solar cells is clean and silent. Because they do not use fuel other than sunshine, PV systems do not release any harmful air or water pollution into the environment, deplete natural resources, or endanger animal or human health.
  • Photovoltaic systems are quiet and visually unobtrusive.
  • Small-scale solar plants can take advantage of unused space on rooftops of existing buildings.
  • PV cells operate reliably for long periods of time with virtually no maintenance.
  • Solar energy is a locally available renewable resource. It does not need to be imported from other regions of the country or across the world. This reduces environmental impacts associated with transportation and also reduces our dependence on imported oil. And, unlike fuels that are mined and harvested, when we use solar energy to produce electricity we do not deplete or alter the resource.
  • A PV system can be constructed to any size based on energy requirements. Furthermore, the owner of a PV system can enlarge or move it if his or her energy needs change. 
What type of Solar Photovoltaic system would our facility need?

Determining the exact Solar Photovoltaic system needs of a facility is very dependent on the facilities operations and business needs. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort of Solar Photovoltaic system should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about what sort of Solar Photovoltaic system would be best for your facility.

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Industrial Controls FAQs

What are industrial controls?

Industrial controls, also known as Industrial control system, is a general term that encompasses several types of controls and control systems and their associated instrumentation used for industrial process control.

What are the benefits of Industrial controls?

Industrial controls and Industrial control systems provide the following benefits:

  • Increased health & safety of employees
  • Minimization of threat or exposure to dangerous situations or environments
  • Protection of assets and equipment
What types of Industrial controls does our facility need?

Determining the exact industrial controls or industrial control system needs of a facility will vary greatly depending on the facilities operations and business. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort of industrial controls or industrial control systems should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about what sort of industrial controls or industrial control systems are best suited for your facility.

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Lighting Retrofit FAQs

What is Lighting Retrofit?

Lighting retrofit is the process of replacing lighting and components in the lighting system with new and improved parts that make it use energy more efficiently. A lighting upgrade is any strategy that reduces the system’s energy use. Energy savings are realized over time that can be significant enough to not only pay for the new equipment, but produce a return on the investment.

What are the benefits of a lighting retrofit?

There are many benefits of lighting retrofit. Below are several for your review:

  • Reduction in energy consumption and expense
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Tax credits or rebates
  • Safer work and production environment
  • Increased performance and productivity
  • Better for the environment
  • Enhances property and facility value
What type of lighting retrofit would our facility benefit from?

A lighting retrofit strategy and implementation will vary from facility to facility. Determining the exact lighting retrofit approach is dependent on the facilities operations and business needs. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort of lighting retrofit strategy should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about a lighting retrofit strategy for your facility.

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Pole Lighting FAQs

What is pole lighting?

Pole lighting is generally defined as s street light, light pole, lamppost, street lamp, light standard or lamp standard; a raised source of light on the edge of a road, path, parking area or other area where lighting is important for safety and navigation. 

What are the benefits of pole lighting?

Pole lighting provides the following benefits:

  • Increased security & safety of employees, customers and vendors
  • Increased property values
  • Improved visibility during non-daylight hours
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Deters intruders and others with intent to harm
  • Improves surveillance video capture results
What types of pole lighting does our facility need?

Determining the exact pole lighting needs of a facility will vary greatly depending on the facilities operations, business and areas in which employees, customers and vendors move about your property. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort pole lighting systems should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about what sort of pole lighting systems are best suited for your facility.

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Voice & Data FAQs

What is Voice & Data?

Voice and data cabling, sometimes referred to as structured cabling, is the connection between your end device such as your PC, telephone, printer or fax to the world of technology allowing it to be used in your business. Cabling needs to be done correctly from the beginning or issues will arise.

What are the benefits of a voice & data?

There are many benefits of voice & data wiring or structured cabling. Below are several for your review:

  • Ensures IT infrastructure is better prepared to scale
  • Easier management
  • Increased productivity and minimized downtime
  • Easier to diagnose and troubleshoot issues
What type of voice & data wiring would our facility benefit from?

Voice & data wiring and structured cabling strategies and implementation will vary from facility to facility. Determining the exact voice & data wiring and structured cabling approach is dependent on the facilities operations and business needs. No two facilities are exactly alike and there are many dependencies that factor into what sort of voice & data wiring and structured cabling strategy should be used.

Get in touch with us using the form below to talk about a voice & data wiring and structured cabling strategy for your facility.

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Just Wanted to Say Thanks

I just wanted you to know that we lost power due to a fuse blowing on the Georgia Power side. We did not suffer any major effects because of this. The breakers did trip and we did not burn up any motors or drives. In the past we did have a lot of the items go bad due to losing a leg. I attribute this to the service you and your company provided for us. We are also seeing where breakers are tripping out and not our switch gear, which is what we want. I have relayed this to our owner and he was impressed. Once again I just wanted to say thanks for you and your excellent service. Please use us as a sounding board anytime.

W. Scott Couch
Maintenance Manager / Athens & Macon, GA
McCann Aerospace

Second to None Service

Our plant has partnered with Craft Electric & Maintenance since 1990. The approach they take with serving our needs is second to none. Whether we are installing new equipment and controls, cleaning and maintaining existing equipment or outfitting a new production facility, we know that Craft understands our unique requirements. We highly recommend Craft Electric & Maintenance.

Thomas R. | Plant Director

Excellent Training

We recently engaged with Craft Electric & Maintenance for ARC Flash safety training for our manufacturing plant electrical staff members. We had very high expectations going into the training and we were very pleased with the subject matter, training staff and program overall. We highly recommend working with Craft Electric & Maintenance on regular safety training.

Adam D. | Safety Director

Always Reliable

It has been our experience with Craft Electric & Maintenance that their staff, service, training and advice have always been reliable and backed by a long-term expertise as an Industrial Electrical Contractor. We rely on them for not only our 24/7 operations but equally as important, for the safety of our employees.

David S. | Plant Manager

News & Events

Congratulations Jay Godfrey

We would like to congratulate Jay Godfrey our Vice President for obtaining his NFPA Certification as an Electrical Safety Compliance Professional “CESCP.”

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