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Dreiym Engineering PLLC

Electrical & Corrosion Experts

Corrosion Engineering

Corrosion Services include Cathodic Protection Design, AC Mitigation, Field Surveys, and more.

Electrical Engineering

We can perform Electrical Studies including Short Circuit, Coordination Settings, and Arc Flash

Arc Flash

Arc Flash Studies and Mitigation Reports

Short Circuit Analysis

What is a Short Circuit?

Short circuit currents are abnormal currents that flow into equipment due to an internal failure.  This destructive energy must be safely contained in the equipment, or fire and property damage can occur.

Circuit breakers and fuses are designed to protect people and equipment from this current, but they have their limits. Just like loading a structural member too far, you must make sure the circuit breakers and fuses can stop the damaging flow of excess current safely. Short circuit analysis is required to make sure equipment is not used outside of its effective range.

Why do you need short circuit analysis?

Short Circuit analysis is commonly performed during the design phase of your facility.  The engineering team will calculate and confirm that your equipment is properly rated to withstand these destructive currents, with little or no damage to your surrounding equipment and facility.

Things change, however. As your facility begins to age, and you add equipment, generators, offices, people, and everything you need to run your business, the amount of available short circuit current changes. Even if you don’t change a thing, changes made by the utility provider can have negative effects on your major equipment. Things change, however. As your facility begins to age, and you add equipment, generators, offices, people, and everything you need to run your business, the amount of available short circuit current changes. Even if you don’t change a thing, changes made by the utility provider can have negative effects on your major equipment. 

Arc Flash Studies

Electrical Engineering

Short Circuit Analysis Benefits

When you contract with Dreiym to conduct a short circuit study, you get a report of the available fault currents for your facility.  Those fault currents are then compared to the equipment you have on hand.

  • Reduce your liability
  • Lower risk of facility downtime
  • Better recovery time
  • Lower total system impacts after a failure

Dreiym engineering can perform a short circuit analysis for your facility.  Ongoing maintenance programs are also available to help you manage issues before they become problems.

Hire Dreiym for Electrical and Power Engineering

At Dreiym Engineering, we firmly believe that no one should experience widespread, negative ramifications as a result of short circuits, electrical fires, or arcing. This is, of course, if you have taken all the necessary steps to avoid these possibilities, properly implemented the steps in the first place, and conducted scheduled maintenance. When you partner with our electrical engineering specialists, you can always expect the best work.

We proudly serve the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado. When you contact us, you won’t spend a lot of time on hold or leaving voicemails before you get in contact with the appropriate person. You’ll always be connected with an experienced, knowledgeable professional who is ready to discuss your project and your needs. To find out more about how we can help, contact us today!

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Electrical Coordination

Electrical System coordination, and sequence of operation.

Engineering Walkdown

Facility Walkdowns

Facility walkdowns and As-built drawing creation.

Electrical Panels

Engineering Design Services

 

Arc Flash Mitigation Studies, and Labeling. Includes Facility Walkdowns, Coordination, and Short Circuit Analysis.