Electrical Testing

Sullivan & McLaughlin provides a wide range of critical power system solutions designed to keep a building’s electrical distribution system functioning at peak efficiency.

Regular maintenance of electrical equipment can prevent costly repairs and disruptive shutdowns while producing substantial savings on energy bills. Our electricians and technicians are available on a 24/7 basis to respond to your scheduled or emergency needs.

Services Include

Commissioning & Startup – Calibration of protective devices, designation of wiring and/or design errors and provide benchmark information that can be used to evaluate future maintenance decisions.

Emergency Response Services – Electricians and technicians are available around the clock, seven days a week for critical emergency needs. Portable emergency generators are available at our Boston facility ready for immediate dispatch ranging from 20 KW to 2,000 KW.

Engineering Services – Arc flash studies, grounding studies, harmonic analysis, load flow studies, power factor studies, power quality studies, short circuit/coordination studies, single-line diagram development and drawings, power system studies, etc.

Equipment Retrofits & Upgrades – From existing equipment overhaul to equipment replacement, our technicians and electricians will work with owners to gain an understanding of the building requirements and find the right solution for your building in a cost effective manner.

Predictive Maintenance, Testing and Diagnostics – We utilize such technologies as Infrared/Thermography, transformer testing, oil analysis, power factor (doble), cable testing and distribution equipment. This allows us to locate problem areas and fix issues before they become a larger problem and affect your building.

Preventive Maintenance Schedules – We will schedule your maintenance testing to suit you and work with the owner to find and resolve problems.

  • Equipment maintenance/acceptance testing
  • Transformer acceptance/maintenance testing
  • Thermographic scanning
  • Circuit breaker maintenance and testing
  • Engineering services
  • Commissioning
  • Generator load bank testing

Infrared Scanning

Thermography, commonly referred to as “Infrared Scanning,” is a noninvasive method of inspecting the condition of electrical and mechanical equipment. One of the first signs that something is going wrong in your equipment will be the emission of excessive heat. This heat can be detected with infrared imaging thermography. With one pass of the camera, the “hot-spots” point out the problem areas on your equipment.

Infrared imaging cameras show us how heat is being radiated from and transferred through equipment and structures. By analyzing these heat signatures, we can acquire more information about your equipment and structures than by the naked eye. Thermography imagers “see” the heat radiated from the surfaces of your operating equipment in real time, just as a video camera sees visible light. When heat images, called thermo grams are in color, usually the white, yellow and red areas are hotter and the black and blue areas are cooler depending on the color palettes the technician chooses to use.