JMK Engineering believes that every facility and business benefits from a current power system model.
They are used throughout the design process to model the design and ensure there are no abnormal situations that can be remedied during the design process.
In an operational plant, a power system analysis is a tool for:
- Developing and improving your electrical safety program
- Serving as an input to your energy management system
- Assist capital projects in finding areas of the plant that can be used for expansion activities or can be removed, based on plant operation reductions, successful demand management, or energy efficiency projects
More than code requirements
Power system analysis tools are much more valuable than the minimum of a single line diagram that the NEC and CEC requires you have current for your facility. A power system model will serve as a tool for your capital projects group, electrical safety program, and operations group.
We have a mature power system analysis process and work with companies to:
- Help develop an accurate model
- Run the necessary studies to develop a power system analysis report for various means.
- Sometimes develop:
- An input to the electrical safety program (Arc Flash Analysis)
- An input to help with power quality issues (Load Flow Analysis)
These studies are not completed only once. They must be updated periodically when there are changes made to the system. Per the requirements of CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E, this means changes will occur at least every five years.