Southwest Industrial named to the Inc. 5000 List

LOS ANGELES, CA., Sept. 7, 2018 -- Southwest Industrial Electric, a leading electrical solutions provider to today's leading markets, announced the company has been named to the Inc. 5000 list, ...
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Is Your Electrical Equipment Safe?

Is your electrical equipment safe? The only way to be certain is having a trained technician perform a PMI on your electrical equipment. PMI is an acronym for Preventive Maintenance and Inspection. ...
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Finding a Contractor

Finding a Contractor Finding a contractor willing to take on your project is rarely a problem. Finding the one that meets your needs may be. Some businesses seldom need electrical service so find no ...
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Do I have enough power?

This is a fairly common question especially in a growing business. The need to add equipment to support growing demands is usually a welcomed problem. But, when it comes to electrical power capacity ...
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Voltage Drop - How it can affect your equipment

Voltage is the push or pressure which causes electricity to flow. The amount of pressure is expressed in volts, for example 120 volts, 240 volts, etc. The higher the voltage, the more the push or ...
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Cut Costs with Electrical Metering Totalization

In our current economic climate, there is a tendency for companies to clamp down on finance. One area that always remains attractive no matter the financial climate is cutting costs. The greater the ...
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Surge Currents

As a preface, let me state that the intention of this article is point out an area of potential and unnecessary cost to end-users. Though it may seem technical at times, bear with me as it really is ...
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Energy Audits on Large Industrial Loads

Until recently, little attention has been directed toward the energy usage or efficiency of industrial equipment or process systems. The electrical energy required by a particular system or process ...
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Preventative Maintenance Inspection FAQs

Q. What is a PMI? A. PMI stands for Preventive Maintenance Inspection or Predictive Maintenance Inspection. We treat these as two different things. Preventive addresses the physical aspect of ...
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Why VFDs?

A VFD, which stands for “Variable Frequency Drive”, is an electronic device used to control an electric motor. Compared to conventional motor control (which simply starts and stops the ...
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Infrared Inspections by a Commercial Electrician

As a business owner, even the smallest complication can create a snare in your daily operations. While not all of these complications can be addressed ahead of time, some can and the more you're ...
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