Voltage management comes in many technologies and is just one element of improving energy efficiency but, if considering voltage management to help cut electricity bills, quite often one of the lowest cost options gets overlooked and you may already have the equipment to achieve a voltage reduction to site in place.Read more
26th January 2023
On Saturday 26th November our Incident Manager, Steve Myson received an emergency call from Eat Real in Nuneaton. The site was reporting a total loss of supply to site and National Grid (formerly Western Power Distribution) were confirming that there were no issues on the local distribution network and that the problem was within the private network belonging to Eat Real. Steve dispatched an engineer to site to commence fault finding.Read more
21st November 2022
Once in a while we are tasked with projects that throw up additional challenges where specialist engineering solutions are required to fulfil the works. One such example is where either practical or engineering consideration is needed to be shown to ‘surface’ infrastructure and obstacles such as main roads, rivers or railways and the solution is to directional drill rather than open trench or ducting of the cable route.Read more
As part of our extensive maintenance package, EME Power Systems regularly carries out PPM on customer owned HV assets. The purpose of this is to preserve the condition of the asset and prevent faults from occurring that would result in costly and inconvenient power outages. The following tasks are carried out as part of our PPM service:
- Visual inspection.
- Oil sampling.
- Partial discharge testing.
As part of any substation access procedure and a major element to any periodic or predictive planned maintenance schedule to HV equipment is to test for partial discharge. Early identification of partial discharge is a very good indicator of insulating faults starting to develop and gives the opportunity to address prior to any future, possibly catastrophic, equipment failures causing unplanned downtime and unnecessary headaches.Read more
EME Power Systems have recently helped with the recycling effort at a plastic packaging company by installing a new transformer and the necessary HV switchgear and cabling.Read more
A major food manufacturer in the Midlands that employs over 700 people across its manufacturing and office facility found its self without power recently.Read more
EME Power Systems have successfully completed another HV supply upgrade for local engineering company Minebea in Lincoln.Read more
As with every business the last three months for EME Power Systems has been dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a company that carries out vital and essential services to support the safe and continued supply of electricity to large commercial and industrial consumers, suspension of our business has never been an option for us and in fact not one of our full time staff has been furloughed. Instead we have had to adapt our working methods in order to continue with our operations through the pandemic.Read more
Tuesday 21st January, 2020
On 27th July 2019, we received two alarm calls from two different customers, calling on our team to come together and co-ordinate our response to ensure a successful outcome.Read more
Friday 10th April, 2015
After our midweek break where we found two severely damaged 11KV terminations, we continued our HV maintenance regime for a national holiday park company and set off again, this time to the Isle of Wight.Read more