The Importance of the Petrochemical Industry
The petrochemical industry is vital to modern life. It produces fertilizers that enable farmers worldwide to grow food for billions of people. The petrochemical industry also makes many of the basic materials used by industry: plastics, which are used in a wide variety of manufactured products; synthetic fibres, which are used for clothing, carpeting, and much more; and chemicals that are essential for manufacturing almost all other industrial goods, from computers to cars. The petrochemical industry also produces a wide range of chemicals used in agriculture. These include both pesticides and fertilizers. Pesticides are used to kill pests that harm crops; fertilizers are used to feed crops by providing them with the nutrients they need to grow. Both pesticides and fertilizers are made from petrochemicals.
Electrical Contractors for the Petrochemical Industry
In the Petrochemical industry, Copeland Electric is responsible for installing and maintaining electrical systems at a production site. Because of the hazardous conditions and remote locations, we must have a wide range of skills to complete our assignments effectively. Working as an electrical contractor in this industry requires specific skills and knowledge. You must be able to operate heavy machinery, understand blueprints, read schematics, and know how to code your work, so it meets safety standards.
Install and Maintain Electrical Systems
Copeland Electric installs and maintains electrical systems at the production site. These systems include transformers, circuit breakers, and the entire electrical network on site. We also maintain the metering systems that monitor fluid flow and pressure in pipelines.
Preventative maintenance is a critical part of any industrial operation. It is especially important in the petrochemical industry, where the failure of even minor equipment can lead to the release of hazardous gasses like hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide. Copeland Electric conducts preventative maintenance on the electrical systems at a production site. We check the voltage and amperage of transformers and other electrical equipment. If voltage or amperage is off, we may need to replace equipment or make repairs. We also check the wiring systems on-site. Our team may need to replace insulation and rubber hoses that are worn or cracked. Also, we may need to repair wiring systems that are corroded or improperly connected.