Safety tips for industrial electrical wiring

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to residential settings, we work across sectors to provide top quality electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about industrial electrical wiring and your safety.

What are the most important safety tips for industrial electrical wiring?

Industrial electrical wiring can be a lot different to standard residential wiring. And this means that additional safety measures may need to be followed to ensure that your property is secure, and to prevent electrical risks. These safety measures include:

  • Hiring a professional team of electrical experts
  • Installing 3 phase wiring
  • Choosing the right wires
  • Keeping up with electrical maintenance

Hire a professional team of electrical experts for your industrial wiring

From the first instance, you need to make sure you hire an industrial electrician. Industrial electrics are entirely different from residential electrics, and hiring someone with little to no experience in industry, is a potential hazard. Instead, you need to hire someone with the skills, qualifications and knowledge to look after your wiring.

3 phase industrial standard wiring

Once you have the right electrician, they will no doubt talk to you about 3 phase wiring. So what is it? Well, 3 phase wiring allows three wires to work together, to provide the best current output. In contrast, residential settings will use only single wire phasing. Apart from for lager appliances like tumble dryers, where two phase wiring might be necessary.

3 phase wiring means that there is less pressure on the individual wiring, and so this is a system that can increase the durability of the wiring.

Choosing the right wires for your industrial wiring

In addition, you also need to use the right wires for the job. Depending on your industry, you may need wires that are resistant to substances, gases and liquids. But you will definitely need heavy duty wiring. So this means that it is essential for you to choose thermoplastic wiring with a resistance coating.

Electrical maintenance for your industrial wiring

Once your new wiring has been installed and is up to code, don’t forget that you will still need to perform regular electrical maintenance. This can include:

  • fixed wire testing
  • PAT testing

For more information get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.