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  • Writer's pictureCraig Drabyk

Electrical and Controls Reuse and Repurpose

Budget is an enormously important part of every project, and one of the ways companies can save money nowadays is to reuse existing electrical and controls equipment.

To determine which electrical equipment can be effectively reused, systems must be thoroughly examined and cost-evaluated by a knowledgeable expert. In many cases, lighting can be refurbished and re-lamped, and diffusers can be replaced. Transformers, panels, and substations can be cleaned, retested, and relabeled. Feeders can be Megger-tested to verify the condition of electrical insulation and put back into use.

A significant amount of money can be saved by reusing existing controls systems, but refurbishment can sometimes be more costly than installing new equipment, so it is imperative to have an instrumentation and controls specialist evaluate the systems to determine what is worth salvaging and what should be replaced. Existing controls and other low-voltage systems (fire, security, process, etc.) can be successfully and cost-effectively refurbished with the addition of new instruments, pneumatic controls, tubing, actuators and valves, so long as the equipment is still factory-supported and parts and software are still readily available.

To find out more about how you can effectively reuse existing electrical and control equipment on your project, contact Omni at 908-412-7130.

About Omni

Omni Instrumentation Services, Inc. is a premier instrumentation and electrical contractor, providing superior total care solutions since 1986. Services include instrument installation, tubing installation, instrument calibration, control loop testing, startup and commissioning, power and lighting, process control wiring, BMS wiring, telecommunications and data wiring, fire alarm wiring, security wiring, process network wiring, and control panel fabrication. Omni Instrumentation Services, Inc., is certified in Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, DeviceNet and ASI-Bus installation.

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