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EMERGENCY SERVICE

Electrical System Reliability

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TeggBecause we are an engineering-driven electrical contractor, we have the capability to identify issues impacting your operation – from safety concerns such as arc flash, to energy efficiency, surge suppression, power quality, and asset life issues. 

Aschinger has invested extensively in infrared  thermographic equipment for electrical system analysis. Our team members are trained in proactive analysis of electrical systems.
We are recognized by our customers for the thoroughness with which we inventory equipment and document system issues, and prioritize maintenance items. Our reports are extremely detailed and very clear.
Aschinger is a selected contractor of TEGG, an international alliance of electrical contractors protecting commercial and industrial facilities from electrical system failures and resulting business interruptions and property damage.
TEGG System Analysis and Maintenance

Aschinger is a selected contractor of  TEGG, an international alliance of electrical contractors protecting commercial and industrial facilities from electrical system failures and resulting business interruptions and property damage. TEGG contractors use system analysis tools such as infrared  thermographic scanning.

tegg_bannerThe analysis we prepare addresses such issues as business interruption and personal safety risks; power quality; utility costs; surge suppression; and manufacturers’ recommended maintenance for specific pieces of equipment.
Aschinger can design a TEGG-guaranteed maintenance program for your facility.
Under a TEGG program, if we certify that an electrical component is in proper working order and it subsequently fails, it will be replaced free of charge.
Aschinger’s enrollment as a TEGG contractor requires an investment in state-of-the-art testing infrared, thermographic, and ultrasound equipment. It also requires a commitment to a program of TEGG-administered instruction and testing associated with electrical preventive maintenance programs. These include:
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Voltage and Ampere Diagnostics
  • Power Factor Testing
  • Proper Torquing
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Surge Protection Analysis
  • Repairs and upgrades of electrical distribution systems
Aschinger can design a TEGG-guaranteed maintenance program for your facility. Under a TEGG program, if we certify that an electrical component is in proper working order and it subsequently fails, it will be replaced free of charge.

 

Arc Flash

arcflashArc flash is a sudden, violent explosion that occurs when an electrical current leaps across a gap in damaged or worn equipment, or to nearby items or people.   The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious  injury and even death can occur.

With arc flash, what you don’t know CAN  kill you. Arc flash incidents  can impact both experienced  maintenance personnel and to an employee or customer who is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Aschinger identifies arc flash risks by reviewing:
  • Electrical maintenance procedures and frequencies
  •  De-energized and energized maintenance procedures
  •  Trending of maintenance data
  •  Personal protective equipment requirements
A program is outlined that is specifically designed for your facility. Aschinger identifies and catalogs arc flash risks and recommends corrective measures.
Aschinger then can train your employees on procedures for working around and maintaining equipment that presents a risk. We can also recommend, source, and fit personal protective equipment to be used when servicing equipment that presents an arc flash risk.

PPE Selection for Incident Energy Assessments

NFPA 70B

ThemographyRegardless of how safe your electrical gear was when it was originally installed, time and site conditions can compromise that safety. Even following manufacturers’ standards for equipment maintenance may miss potentially hazardous conditions.

The result can be arc flash or arc blast events and/or shock or electrocution risks.  The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 70B for recommended practices for preventative electrical maintenance, while not superseding manufacturers’ directives, seeks to minimize these risks.
Using visual inspection and infrared analysis Aschinger identifies risks, makes recommendations and performs the necessary maintenance to keep your facility safe.
An added benefit in older facilities is that Aschinger’s analysis process provides you with single-line diagrams and inventories of equipment that are not always readily available in once place.
NFPA 70E

The National Fire Protection Association’s standard 70E for electrical safety in the workplace has created an awareness of the hazards posed by workplace injuries and fatalities to shock, electrocution, arc flash and arc blast. 

Arch FlashAschinger has taken a proactive role in helping our customers identify and understand the hazards in their facility. We develop site-specific programs that include
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment,
  •  Sourcing and fitting PPE,
  • Establishing safe workplace protocols, and
  • Employee training.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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  • “When Aschinger showed us the dollars and cents it was a no brainer.  We went from 25-year-old fixtures to state of the art, and saved money in the process.”

  • “Shelli and Greg  and Fred and everyone at Aschinger provide great service to TLC, and we appreciate it very much.”

  • “Our project was never typical, could become unsafe at any time, was always sensitive to production and yet from the beginning your team has always looked after our best interest. Mike House and Scott Strumpler did an exceptional job!”

  • “Last week when I was on site I had a chance to talk with two of your electricians, Denny and Rich Butteiger.     I was talking to them about the project and specifically the work they were doing (which was awesome).   It was great to hear them talk with passion and pride about their work.  We also talked about safety and that they saw being safe as much a part of their work as the work itself.

    Again, we appreciate the safety attitude and quality of work that Aschinger puts in place every day.”

     

  • “I would like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to Aschinger for a great job. Everyone involved was knowledgeable and professional. This was a monumental achievement for both Duke and Aschinger and we should be proud of the results.”

  • “Our diagrams were a hodgepodge of pieces.  Aschinger looked at our building and gave us a complete set of one line diagrams.  Before, when we had an issue we could grab the pieces but we weren’t even sure if they were right.  Another good thing was their analysis and maintenance recommendations.”