Some people do their own electrical installations. This way, they have the materials without asking for the intervention of an electrician to save money. But there are other types of installations and technical materials that are not necessarily known and that are intended for professionals. What about commercial and industrial electrical equipment?
What is tertiary and industrial electrical equipment?
The tertiary and industrial electrical equipment are different from the electrical equipment that we often have at home. These are electrical devices used in the tertiary and industrial sector, that is to say, devices for professional use only. It is important to know the definition of the tertiary and industrial sector. Indeed, the tertiary sector is a professional field that defines everything that does not belong to the production and transformation. Tertiary electrical installations concern several professions and buildings such as hospitals, supermarkets, shopping centers and many others.
Here are some examples of the most famous electrical equipment for the service sector and industry:
Motor circuit breakers
Standards for professional electrical equipment
Safety rules are essential for tertiary and industrial electrical installations, unlike domestic installations, for the simple reason that the lives of several workers, as well as the public, are at stake. In France, tertiary electricity is governed by the NF C15-100 standard and certain safety rules must be applied.
A three-phase power supply
If the installations at home are limited by a single-phase supply, the tertiary and industrial electricity must be supplied in three-phase. But why? First of all, because the current and the voltage which circulate are more important, but also because the currents with a three-phase supply allow the good functioning of industrial machines.
In the tertiary and industrial sector, lighting plays an important role. It improves the safety of workers and employees by minimizing risks. Apart from that, it also allows to maximize productivity by reducing errors by being faster and more precise. Finally, proper lighting reduces the cost of the electricity bill while maintaining energy efficiency.
An emergency stop and shutdown device
It is important to have this device especially for an industry. This equipment will allow to remove an unexpected danger by cutting the electricity, or to stop the operation of an installation.
People who can handle professional electrical equipment
Logically, the installation and handling of electrical equipment for the service industry and industry are not to be taken lightly. They require a sufficiently important knowledge of industrial electricity and, in particular, people with a degree in electrical engineering. These engineers will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and monitoring of electrical equipment. They must be able to diagnose faults, apply the rules and standards in force, as well as anticipate the probable risks and dangers in their job. It is clear that this is no longer a simple technical installation, but a job requiring a certain precision and skill in the field. If you wish to enter this field, it is important to follow a specific training in order to obtain a professional certificate.