Short Circuit Analysis

Short Circuit Analysis

In a power system, whenever a fault occurs on a network such that a large current flows in one or more phases, a short circuit occurs. These currents present large amounts of destructive energy in the forms of heat and magnetic/mechanical force into a power system. Short circuit studies are implemented to ensure that existing and new equipment ratings are sufficient to withstand the short circuit energy that is available at each point in the electrical system. When this type of fault occurs within the system, it can do severe damage to your equipment, be a serious threat to your personnel, and can result in costly downtime.

There are numerous benefits to having a short circuit analysis performed in your workplace, but the most important reason is to ensure the safety of your employees and yourself. By knowing that the risk of a short circuit is low, you and your workers can proceed with confidence in any project you might take on. Additionally, your electrical engineer can recommend updates or replacements to optimize your electrical system. Preventative maintenance can be much more affordable than having to replace entire pieces of equipment later on. Finally, having a short circuit analysis is an excellent way to ensure you are compliant with OSHA standards and avoid potentially substantial fines at the same time.

Performing a Short Circuit Analysis with MTA provides countless benefits:

  • Detects problem areas in the system
  • Provides recommended solutions to existing problems
  • Increases the reliability and safety of power system and any related equipment
  • Helps avoid disastrous losses

The electrical engineers at MTA have performed thousands of short circuit analyses for businesses throughout Southern California. Our team is ready to work with you to ensure the efficiency and safety of your electrical system. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your system, we'll explain everything in detail so you have confidence you’re making the best decisions about your new or upgraded system. We work hard every day to make sure that our clients’ electrical systems are efficient, safe, and reliable.

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