Perhaps the most visible elements of electrical design are the electrical switches, outlets and lights that are in every room and various exterior spaces. However, much more is involved than that which can be readily seen.
Electrical engineering design is responsible for:
- Branch circuit wiring
- Electrical feeder circuits
- Power equipment and motor control systems
- Energy power generation
- Closed circuit television
- Security and surveillance systems
- Data cabling
- Communications provisions
- Fire detection
- Alarm systems.
Efficient use of electricity is a major design consideration for electrical engineers at ACEI. Power equipment can be coordinated with control systems to reduce demand peaks which in turn cause more uniform power loads, reduce electrical consumption and effectively trim power costs.
The installation of capacitor modified motor circuits provides additional system capacity to cut costs further.
Lighting is another important concern of our electrical engineers. The atmosphere created by light not only affects the aesthetics of an area but also the physical and psychological sensations of people in the vicinity. Some lights are meant to be only utilitarian such as those that line the runways and taxiways of airports.
Naturally, lighting should be made cost effective too. This can be accomplished through automatic light controls such as photocell control of interior and exterior lighting which is programmed for maximum utilization of sunlight.