Choosing The Best Electrical Contractor

Choosing The Best Electrical Contractor – A Guideline

If you are planning to remodel your entire industry in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, or Oman, one of the most important things you need to do for the success and safety of your establishment is find the best electrical contractor. Industrial, Oil & Gas industrial electrical work is a little different from its domestic or residential variants. It requires the right electrical engineering service providers with high skills and experience in working in this same field. Hiring a professional contractor like Promag Engineering can make your life easier and save you money. The information below helps you to determine the best electrical contractor for your industrial, Oil & Gas sectors all across GCC Countries.

How to choose the best Electrical Contractor?

  • Collect Recommendations

As a business owner, use your business network and collect details about the best electrical contractors by asking your family and friends, or other business owners. Make a detailed review of the completed projects and their customers. Also, collect details about whether the customers were satisfied or not when the job was finished. Also, you should visit your local electrical supply and hardware stores and ask them about the best electrical contractor in your area. There is a  chance to get the best electrical contractor from there. 

  • Collect Details About their Experience with Industrial Projects

Industrial, oil & gas fabrication & installation industries electrical projects are different from residential ones. So collect in detail about the experience of the contractor’s workers with regards to commercial projects. Make sure they can provide you with workers who have all the knowledge, skills, and tools to do their electrical jobs.

  • Collect Details About their Guarantees and Warranties

A good electrical engineering service provider will have Guarantees and Warranties in all the works they will do. Guarantees and warranties are testaments of their quality, workmanship, and customer service. 

Thus, choose those companies that provide Guarantees and Warranties. So, ask about their guarantees and warranties about the works. 

  • Ask for Their Estimates

A good contractor will never add hidden fees. Thus, ask them in detail about all the excess charges & make sure you broach this subject with your contractor.

Ask for price guarantees in writing. These will give you a good idea of how much the electrical work will cost even before the project starts and help prevent unwanted surprises on your budget.

  • Collect Details About the Timeframe for the Project

Choose a contractor who will work diligently and efficiently. Therefore, they must guarantee a timeframe. Good contractors offer emergency service 24/7.

  • Check Their Licensing and Insurance

Don’t be afraid to ask about your contractor’s license & insurance certificates. Electrical contractors with the right license and insurance may be a little bit expensive. But you can feel confident about their quality of work, safety, & your establishment’s protection and security.

  • Read Reviews and References

Try to find out as much as you can about the company and its workers. If possible, call their previous clients and collect a review about them. This may be time-consuming, but it’s a great way to evaluate their expertise and professionalism.

Are you in need of an electrical contractor in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, or in Oman? Check out the electrical services from Promag Engineering; you will feel confident any power issues you have at your business will be addressed with quality and your budget in mind. We provide free estimates, at no obligation and offer 24/7 emergency service all in GCC countries.

Contact us so you can learn more about how we can help. You can reach us via email at

Also, read on the top 5 tips to keep in mind when looking for an electrical engineering firm

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Tips To Prevent Electrical Fire

Top 6 Tips To Prevent Electrical Fire

Nowadays, the most tragic thing is that more than 25,000+ electrical fires are held across the GCC region every year. Most of them are because of safety issues, the vast majority of them could have been prevented if they used the right safety precautions. First, you can take care of the use of your electrical devices, outlets, etc. in the right way and can reduce chances of electrical fire tragedy.

So please go through the given tips to prevent electrical fire and make sure everyone is following them today

And if you have any questions, contact the best electrical engineering service providers now.

#1.  Don’t Overload Your Outlets

Using overload is one of the common reasons for electrical fires, each circuit was designed to convey a certain amount of electricity through it.  Using extension cords and connections through it makes overload for your circuits. In other words, using extension cords is not a permanent solution to any situation in your home. 

And it’s entirely preventable by implementing a surge protector. Install an internal circuit breaker that will cut power if it senses overload problems. If you simply need to plug many gadgets in at once, it’s probably time to install new outlets and wiring.

#2. Keep Flammable Objects Away from Electrical Outlets

Avoid placing flammable items like furniture, curtains, decorations, boxes, etc in front of (or too close to) an outlet. Most outlets generate an unnoticeable amount of heat or if there is any fault in the wirings,  it may cause sparks and then start a fire on whatever is closest to them. 

So, don’t take a chance on that! If your outlets regularly feel warm. Then you should contact the electrical system maintenance team.

#3. Check your old wiring and get it replaced

Whenever you see a power cord or any wiring in your home is at fault, worn down, or internal wires are exposed, it’s advised that you either have the wiring replaced or repaired, if possible.

#4. Old Appliances

Using old appliances that have loose or faulty wiring can catch fire. Moreover, due to the high flammability of the old insulation used in these appliances. To ensure your safety, it’s best to purchase updated appliances or repair them.

Having older appliances like stoves, fridges, iron boxes, all the things you can find in your kitchen are at risk for potentially starting electrical fires. It is because these old applications may not be up to standard when it comes to wattage usage, material quality, and safety regulations.

Get in touch with an e&i engineering service provider to install appliance-grade outlets that are designed for the kind of appliance that you have. Expert electricians can also install ground fault circuit interrupters that act as surge protectors to keep your workspace safe. 

#5. Unplug Small Devices When Not in Use

Try to unplug all electrical devices when not in use. Because those electrical appliances cause a lot of fires when left plugged in and unattended. Also, try to unplug small appliances you use in the bathroom too. By following this habit you can actually save money on electricity by fully unplugging computers, printers, and entertainment systems from the wall when you’re not at home because even in the “off” position, those things still suck power from the system and add up on your electrical bill.

#6. Schedule a Regular Electrical Safety Inspection

In addition to these things that you can go around your workspace and do right now, schedule a regular electrical safety inspection with an experienced electrician. If you have any questions, get in touch with Promag Engineering, the company that helps you to solve the problems listed above, and also check the electrical panel, wiring, and other areas. Electrical safety inspections provide great peace of mind for your safety.

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Top 5 Tips To Keep In Mind When Looking For An Electrical Engineering Firm

Electrical engineering service is one of the essential aspects of a construction project. Electrical engineers are of great importance as they are allocated the highest project budget for component layout, renovations and infrastructure upgrades. Choosing the right electrical engineering service providers is one of the crucial aspects of a construction project as it can make or break the entire project.

Electrical engineers and technicians of the highest standard can ensure a high performing and efficient system that can meet your financial and technical objectives. They can also offer you a variety of services based on their evaluation of construction and location to give your building the best possible outcome.
So, before you get yourself into a construction project, it is highly recommended that you schedule an interview with an electrical engineer and discuss the schematics of your construction plan.
The following are some key elements to consider when choosing an Electrical Engineering service provider for your project.

  • Tip #1 – Meeting the deadline

    Deadlines are by far one of the most important aspects of a construction job, especially if it is a large scale one. The timeline planned upfront if delayed, could affect the budget and even the availability of both personnel and construction equipment. So when choosing an Electrical engineering company, you must ensure that they have any resources to meet the needs of the project, whether it’d be through staff strength or sub-consultant having the right amount is a must. 

    Tip #2 – Stay within the budget

    Staying within the budget is supposed to be given, but unfortunately most of the construction projects have to go through multiple revisions and can far exceed the expected budget. Going through the history of the engineering company you hire can give you an insight on how they handle budget. Even if you’ve gone past that and hired someone already, always make sure to ask specifically the reasons for order changes.

    Tip #3 – Communication

    It is one of the most underrated factors that could be the key to having a successful project. Maintaining a healthy relationship between electrical and instrumentation engineers, project manager or lead engineer and construction teams can take you a long way. It is of utmost importance to convey the demands including budget, timeline and specific requirements to an engineer and at the same time, Engineers must also be able to express his/her opinions openly to the clients for a successful implementation of plan.

    Tip #4 – Innovation and creativity

    Brainstorming your electrical engineer on how to implement your plan in the most efficient way could give unexpected results. An electrical engineer with years of experience may not like the idea, but still in this day and age engineers should be able to come up with new ideas to tackle obstacles that they might face rather than just rely on previously proven but conventional methods. 

    Tip #5 – Corporation

    This might sound obvious, but that is not the case in real life. An electrical engineer is without a doubt part of the design team, so they must be willing to collaborate with owners, architects, other engineering disciplines, contractors and subcontractors. If an engineer does not have their corporation, it would be difficult to ensure a smooth project delivery.

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Promag Engineering is the right electrical engineering service provider for commercial & industrial purposes in Qatar. The specialized services like Electrical power distribution and control (EPDC), Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I), ELV Solutions, and Solar Power Installation from Promag help you to design your business perfectly. Get in touch with us & start your project today.

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Siemens To Build One Of Europe’s Largest Battery Storage Facilities

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern GmbH have signed a letter of intent for the turnkey construction of 100MW largest battery storage facility in the German town of Wunsiedel. The plant, with a storage capacity of 200 MWh, is intended to use surplus renewable energy and cover demand peaks in the power grid.

The 5000 square metre facility will be based on a lithium ion battery storage system provided by Fluence, a joint venture between Siemens and AES, and will be able to store and release large amounts of green power, including during periods of otherwise expensive peak load matching.

Siemens will handle project management, including a technical implementation concept, as well as the construction of a mediumvoltage switch gear system and connection to the high voltage grid. Among other things, the letter of intent also includes the development of a financing concept. This [facility] also benefit sup stream grid operators because it gives them more flexibility to compensate for voltage fluctuations, which are increasingly common because of the expansion of renewable energy generation,said Bernd Koch, head of Technology Performance Services at Siemens Smart Infrastructure Germany. For the network operator, the solution promises significant relief. Switching on and off large industrial plants in the grid area requires a lot of electricity, said Siemensproject manager Andreas Schmuderer. Up to now, the network operator has had to maintain considerable reserves. If these can be eliminated in the future, there will be great potential for reducing CO2 emissions in the local energy market.

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IoT-Capable Energy Measuring Devices

The new EMpro energy measuring device product family from Phoenix Contact is now paving the way for the “Internet of Things”. The energy data can be integrated into local networks with just a few simple commands from any browser through the integrated REST interface

“REpresentional State Transfer” is a user-friendly software architecture that uses all common Internet protocols. Special knowledge of industrial communications protocols is not needed. In addition, versions with direct cloud connection allow interaction with the devices from anywhere, at any time. Therefore, operators can access measurement and component data anywhere in the world without using an additional gateway. The information is stored, processed, and visualised in the cloud. In addition, the platform features smart services such as basic energy monitoring, device management, and monitoring the state of health of the measuring devices. The range has been extended with devices with 24 VDC supply, making it possible to separate power and control circuits in automation applications.

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