When you decide that it’s time to move into an industrial space, power requirements are going to be something that you need to consider. Choose not enough and your operations won’t be able to be successfully powered. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you always determine the right amount of power to fit your needs for your industrial space.
Understand These Three Electrical Concepts
Before you can get into calculating what your power requirements are, you need to understand the three basic electrical terms. These are the amps (current), volts (voltage), and watts (electrical power). Based on these three terms, you can use a power draw formula to determine your needs. This formula is amps multiplied by voltages will be equal to the watts that you need.
Using The Formula
Now, since you know what the formula is, it’s time to consider utilizing it to determine your power needs. You’ll want to start by making a list of your pieces of equipment and their markings. This will help you to determine the power need for each piece of equipment you’ll be using in your industrial space. If you’re not sure how to get these readings, just simply hire electrical contractors to do the mathematics for you.
An Alternative Computation
If you’re utilizing used equipment or simply don’t have amp readout markings on your equipment any longer, there’s an alternative computation that you can use. Again, make a list of all pieces of equipment that you’ll be using in your space. Then, you’ll need to go online to each manufacturer’s website to determine the maximum power usage per piece of equipment. This is usually given in the form of watts. Simply add all the wattage together to get an overall total for your power needs.
Consider Expansion In Your Needs
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what the power requirements are for your existing equipment. However, you’ll want to consider power needs in the future. You don’t want to simply get enough power to your new industrial space for right now and realize you’ll have to upgrade in the near future. Rather, you should plan ahead to get enough power supplied to your industrial space to meet intended future needs.
Determining the power requirements for your new industrial space is a mixture of determining the needs of your current equipment and future equipment. The above information has given you two successful ways of determining power requirements for all your equipment. It will take some time but you’ll be assured that your power requirements are met in your new facility.