A sometimes neglected, but crucial step, in the standard design approach, is ensuring your existing electrical infrastructure can meet the requirements of the project. Our front-end engineering studies utilise load flow simulations to predict this. Fully informed we can then advise if alterations to your distribution system are required and how this can be carried out. When pursuing cost effective solutions we will provide certainty on budget costs and technical viability.
Technical Due Diligence
Technical due diligence can be required at any stage of the project lifecycle. We provide impartial and reliable information that draws on first hand practical and consulting experience of project delivery. Our clear, responsive and reliable technical advice can provide you with certainty and peace of mind.
We are available to assist at all stages of your project, working as a member of your team, providing independent engineering consultancy or leading your project from the front.
The design of an electrical system significantly affects the operation and maintenance of the final installed solution. The design stage is therefore the ideal opportunity to maximise operator safety. Our expertise in system simulations and modelling coupled with our experience in the specification of electrical equipment results in the design and delivery of safe and resilient solutions. By modelling and simulating an electrical distribution system from the outset of the design process we will ensure compliance with legislation and standards to reduce the risk of equipment being delivered to site that requires costly on site alterations.
Electrical Risk Management & Safety Procedure
We will work with you to advise on and help develop your risk assessments and safety procedures associated with the use of electricity at work. Following on from risk assessment, we help implement any requirements highlighted, such as the development of procedures, permits to work, and electrical safety training.
Risk assessments conducted by Premium Power ensure that where unavoidable, those risks are thoroughly assessed and the relevant statutory provisions are taken into account. Suitable controls are then determined and implemented in order to minimise those risks.
Our documented risk assessments include:
- Description of the electrical hazards, including those of direct and indirect contact, arc faults, electrical fire and explosion, and mechanical movement of electrically-driven equipment
- Details of potential injury
- A comprehensive list of the current risk controls in terms of those that reduce the likelihood of occurrence, and those that mitigate the potential injury arising from hazardous events/exposures
- Recommendations, where appropriate, to reduce likelihood of occurrence of the hazardous events/exposures and/or mitigate the potential injury arising from hazardous events/exposures
For some lines of work hazards are unavoidable, however an employer must identify, assess and prevent as much as reasonably possible the risk to their employees.
Without our expertise and audits you risk:
- Damage to plant and electrical equipment
- Shutdown of the plant
- Production loss
- Reputation damage
- Injury to employees
- Workers’ lives lost
We develop a maintenance strategy suitable for the upkeep of electrical equipment in a particular facility and application. Maintenance intervals and tasks are recommended to ensure that both the MV and LV equipment will facilitate your needs with an effective and reliable electrical system. Based on a combination of inputs from qualitative and quantitative data from our site survey, we can determine a maintenance schedule that captures any missing issues while streamlining existing activities.
Our maintenance gap analysis service takes into account your unique needs and involves a combinations of services like:
- Equipment condition assessment
- Equipment criticality assessment
- Reliability centered maintenance
- Condition based maintenance
- Maintenance schedule
- Streamlining existing schedules
We were asked to provide an arc flash hazard analysis, safety training programme and maintenance programme across the utility’s two offshore platforms and one onshore facility.
The facility required electrical risk assessments to be produced to ensure work is carried out in a safe manner and electrical safety training was required for operative staff.