Large Facility Services

What do a facility managers ask of their electrical contractor?
“Get me up and running. Time is money.”

We understand the need for a quick response when your equipment is down. However a quick response is only the first step. J. Melo sums it up nicely:
 


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Signature Electric cuts to the heart of a situation and makes it right. They size up the job and only take the time necessary to complete it or conversely spend the hours required to make sure it’s done correctly. I get terrific value for my dollar from Signature! J. Melo, Toshiba
 


 

No challenge is too complex

Join the growing list of facility managers throughout the Greater Toronto Area that rely on Signature Electric as their electrical contractor.
 


 

Services include:

24 hour Emergency ServiceMachinery installation and repairs Power and distributionPower qualityPredictive maintenancePlant Relocation and ExpansionChainstore and franchiseFood processor
Electrical emergencies are not predictable. One call to our direct number connects you to our fleet of vehicles and skilled, licensed electricians. Our team will be there to help you get back in business – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Moving to a new location? Our team can help you find the fastest, most cost-effective way to plan the move, while eliminating the need for business disruption.

  • Purchasing a new piece of equipment?
    We’ll investigate to make sure your plant has the proper voltage, amperage and wiring available. If not, we can run all wiring in advance, so you can put the new equipment to use as soon as you get it
  • Reorganizing the shop floor?
    Our assistance in planning the move can save you money and time
  • Broken Machine?
    With 24 Hour Service and service trucks on the road, we respond immediately to emergency calls
Plant expansion and equipment acquisitions often require additional power. This may require upgrading your existing incoming service or simply adding a sub service. Signature Electric can access your requirements and advise you what the most cost effective solution might be, keeping in mind the need for future expansion.
Harmonics, fluorescent lighting, computers, and other equipment can create a phenomenon known as harmonic distortion. Simply put, some types of equipment operate at different frequencies and can induce electrical current into an electrical system that creates malfunctions for other types of equipment. Transformers, electrical panels, electrical motors, and some sensitive electrical equipment can be damaged from harmonic distortion. Our team can identify and eliminate harmonic issues within your building. We’ll balance your electrical system to prevent failures and allow equipment to run more efficiently and extend its useful life of operation.

Power Factor Correction
Having a bad power factor means that the distribution system is drawing more current than what is required to accomplish the real work and that the load losses of the distribution system are greater. Moreover, all utilities penalize customers with low power factor. We can take care of that for you.

One of the most valuable and cost effective services that we can provide to predict possible problems is an annual Thermographic Inspection.

The Benefits of Thermographic Inspections

Electrical infrared thermography is the most effective proven predictive maintenance (PM) technology available to quickly, accurately and safely locate problems prior to failure without any interruption to power. Finding and fixing a poor electrical connection before a component fails can save you the much greater costs associated with manufacturing downtime, production losses, power outages and catastrophic failures.

Once the inspection is complete a report is generated and sent to the customer.

Once the report is complete we will be in touch to review the repairs (if any) that might be required and to set up a schedule to complete these with a minimum of disruption to the customer.

Advantages of a Thermographic inspection

  • Avoid unplanned outages
  • Fast mode of troubleshooting and identification of problem areas
  • Accurate fault detection
  • Ability to plan a shutdown is needed
  • Reduce power outages
  • Reduced failure rates
  • Lower operational costs
  • No need to shut down equipment for inspection
  • Enhanced safety & loss prevention
We understand that businesses change. At Signature Electric, plant relocation and expansion are our specialties.

Finding the right solution is a challenge because it must allow for flexibility to meet tomorrow’s demands. Let us help you minimize your downtime and production disruption safely and dependably.

The retail environment has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. Since 90% of purchasing decisions are made at the point of sale, many retail stores have begun providing themed environments and a theatrical experience to excite customers and entice them purchase their products.

Lighting should be considered a sales tool in retail environments. It can be used to entice customers into the store, lead them through merchandise areas, call attention to specific merchandise, and draw customers through the transaction process-all the while conveying specific moods or enhancing merchandising themes. Effective use of light can dramatically enhance the performance of most retail environments.

In many cases maintenance of this designed lighting system is left to the store employees. These employees are often unaware of the subtle differences in colour, wattage or beam spread, between various lamps. After a period of time the original design is no longer maintained.

Signature Electric can assist you to institute a scheduled maintenance program. This program will deploy a technician to service the lighting system on a regularly scheduled basis (monthly or quarterly). All failed lamps are replaced, failed fixtures repaired and other components of the lighting system serviced. This can include interior, exterior, signs, emergency lights, etc.

A food production facility is a unique type of environment for an electrical contractor. In addition to the concern for electrical safety the company must consider the special needs of this type of facility.

One of the greatest concerns in any food production facility is the risk of contamination and the need to adhere to best food safety practices. Signature Electric understands this concern. To insure our electricians have the information and training they need we have joined the National Seafood Sector Council (NSSC), http://www.nssc.ca/eng_home.cfm and the Food Processing Human Resource Council.

Led by the National Food Advisory Committee, and Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), the NSSC is working to develop a national body to address safety in the Food Processing sector. Signature Electric understands this concern and with the help of the NSSC all our staff are trained in HACCP food safety practices. While other contractors may be able to follow your instructions with regard to, dress, hand and shoe washing, hair and beard nets, inventory of tools on the site, concerns for outside food in the production area etc., Signature Electric electricians have a clear understanding of the reasons for these requirements and have experience working in this type of environment.

In addition to the concern for food safety, a food production facility has other special needs. Care must be taken when installing or repairing equipment in certain areas that may be regularly washed down. All enclosures, pushbuttons, cables, connectors and controls need to be water tight to provide for electrical safety and to minimize the need for ongoing maintenance.

Many areas in the plant may need to maintain a very high light level to meet government minimum standards. We can help to provide this type of lighting in the most cost effective manner possible by using the latest in lighting technologies. We would be pleased to audit your present lighting system and offer some suggestions that may provide energy savings.

The next time you pick up the phone to request electrical service or are in need of a quotation for an upcoming project consider Signature Electric, your partner in food safety.


 

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