Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

March 20, 2017

Newman Electric

Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor throughout Atlantic Canada. Just last year the company was named “2016 Best Electrician” in The Chronicle Herald’s Reader Choice Survey.  Newman Electric offers electrical services in the residential, commercial and Industrial sectors that range in size from big to small projects.

The company started and remains locally owned and operated, employing over 40 certified and experienced electricians in the Halifax region.

Of interest to this month’s profile is Newman Electric’s exit and emergency lighting inspection and electrical testing services.

Exit and emergency lighting inspection

Part of advancing safety throughout Nova Scotia the Office of the Fire Marshall inspects and requires all buildings meet the minimum safety standards. One of these requirements is Exit and Emergency Lighting and Signage standards in the commercial and industrial sectors. In response Newman Electric, has developed a program to inspect current Exit and Emergency Lighting, make repairs and, upgrades, and add additional lighting if necessary. The company will also provide the required documentation for the annual emergency lighting inspection.

Electrical testing

Newman Electric provides electrical testing to provide fast and accurate detection of potential electrical hazards and failures. Newman’s trained electricians use modern technology, including infrared thermographic Imaging, ultrasonic testing and power factor correction, to pinpoint hazards.  Furthermore, each electrician possesses in-depth knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code and required electrical safety precautions listed under CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety.

Because of this understanding Newman Electric will also report any electrical code or safety violations uncovered during their testing as well as record and report on the power factor reading at your site.

For Newman Electric ensuring safety and product performance is essential, and go hand in hand. The fact is power surges, spikes, transients and poor or even no preventive maintenance is causing damage to electrical systems on a regular basis. These events wear down components and eventually cause premature failure. The more power your facility uses, the greater the risk of a failure. Electrical failures are inevitable without preventive maintenance. The average hourly business interruption cost incurred for office buildings is $0.0981 per square foot. Further, electrical distribution system malfunctions are now the leading cause of office structure and basic industry fire in the North America. Newman Electric has the ability to assess these risks and correct them to ensure the safety of its clients’ assets.

For more information:

http://newmanelectric.ca/

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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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