Voices: Tactics and Practices

Tactics and Practices is a back-to-basics column written by Plant Services Chief Editor Mike Bacidore with contributing insight from industry experts.

 

6 common load-study mistakes to avoid

Don't waste a month's worth of data gathering because you missed an easy first step.

By Frank Healy, Fluke Corp.
Aug 18, 2015

Before new equipment is added to a plant, electricians or technicians determine whether an existing panel has the capacity to handle the power load drawn by the machine. The workers start by looking at the panel size—the number and size of circuit breakers installed vs. the number of empty circuit-breaker spaces.

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