Electrical projects are often complex and time consuming. The nature of these projects demands experienced expertise, reliable tools and machinery and a strict adherence to projected completion time frames, project specifications and expenditure. Whether you are running a commercial or residential electricity project, there are some tips which will assist you in executing the project with distinction. Here are some of them which have been tested and approved by South Africa’s reliable electrical and mechanical supplier Megaphase and its long list of clients.
Cost of materials
Electricity project material costs can fluctuate over time. It is therefore important that you know the correct and current pricing. This can be achieved by contacting multiple suppliers and finding out possible bulk buying discounts.
Local building codes
It is a common engineering feature that building codes vary from city to city. The implication of this difference in codes is that you may require additional time and materials which will directly impact your budget estimates. It will therefore serve you well by finding out from the local authorities about current copy of codes and further enquire about special permits which may be required.
Grounding and polarisation
It is important to always follow and understand manufacturers’ wiring diagrams to ensure grounding and polarisation remain intact. Grounding provides a safe path for stray electrical current caused by faults or other problems in a circuit. Polarisation ensures that electrical current travels from the source along hot wires and returns to the source along neutral wires.
Design and build
When it comes to electrical installation projects, it’s always beneficial to consider a contractor that can not only fit and maintain the installation but design it too. This way you will not be looking at a dis-jointed project plan and can rely on one point of contact to discuss your requirements and project planning.
Always check thoroughly for electrical wiring before cutting into any floor, wall or ceiling. When power tools cut through walls and make contact with electrical lines, which may not be immediately visible, it can result in serious injuries and even death. Be aware of your surroundings, and make sure you take the proper precautions before commencing any work.
A thorough checklist is a must for any electricity project. A checklist ensures you don’t miss or overlook anything, as it is often the smallest jobs that can become the biggest headache of your project.
One electrical and mechanical supplier in the heart of Pretoria serving residential, industrial and commercial clients is Megaphase. Not only do they sell electrical products but also offer expert advice built up over many years, free of charge. They will also assist you with detailed cost estimates on mechanical and electrical supplies for any electrical projects.
For enquiries, Megaphase can be contacted on 0128030031.You can also visit our well stocked warehouse at 336 Alwyn Street, Waltloo, Pretoria.