Summary: Electrical setup in an industry is a lot different than the one at our homes. Only an electrician who is highly trained and experienced enough in handling industrial electrical problems should be hired for a manufacturing unit of any type.
One thing that is very important for any industry is electricity. All your small and heavy machines and equipments run on it. In fact, you cannot think about establishing and running an industry without proper electrical installation done at your site. This is why skilled electricians are required for doing all types of electrical work. We often use the services of an electrician for dealing with electrical issues at our homes but there is a big difference between the electrical setup that you have at your home and the one that is there in an industry or a business workplace.
The manufacturing floor or business/retail work place requires much larger capability and setup with a lot of wiring, fittings, and equipment involved in them. Because of their complexities and size, your residential electrician cannot be expected to handle the electrical setup needed for an industrial business,simply because he is not experienced enough to deal with such things. Industrial electrical problems and requirements can only be handled by highly trained and experienced professionals who are better known as industrial electrical contractors.
There are highly experienced electric companies and individual electricians offering their services but there are certain things that must be kept in mind while hiring such a professional. An important component of all electrical setups is electrical transmission and distribution. Often you will see underground transmission of power in industrial applications. Overhead distribution is also done and it is important that the industrial electrical services that you hire are competent enough to handle both these types of transmissions in such a way that the safety of the workers can be ensured.
Powering large manufacturing plants and industries requires out of the box thinking because of the quantum of work. A small problem can result in halting of the work and loss of time and money. An industrial electrical contractor must be capable of handling emergencies in least possible time. For this reason, it would be better to hire a contractor who is willing to stay at your industrial site so that any kind of emergency during day or night can be dealt with promptly. Those contractors who are not ready to stay at the site will not be able to give you prompt service and a lot of time will be wasted in calling them and in their coming to the site in case some electrical emergency occurs, especially during night.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that the industrial electrical services that you hire must have good experience in handling the machines that are used in your type of industry. If they have worked in a similar type of industry earlier, it would be better for you. This will save a lot of time that an electrician might waste otherwise if he is not familiar with your equipment.
Different types of machines have different circuits, and though one might be an expert in handling one type of machine very comfortably, he might have to spend time in understanding the circuit first if he is given any other type of machine. These things are important and must be kept in mind while hiring an industrial electrical service provider.