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Our growing library of articles written by Southwest Electric Co’s team of experts provide information on various subjects including transformers, motors, switchgear, field services, and more. Scroll down or choose a category below to see what our experts can help you learn.

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Why Are Key Locks on Our Switch Enclosures?

A common question we get regarding our switchgear is “Why are key locks so common on our switch enclosures?” Key […]

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The Right Way to Sample a Transformer

Transformer sampling is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to determine what is going on in our transformers, but […]

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The Importance of Dyno Testing

What is Dyno Testing? Dynamometer testing, more commonly known as dyno testing, is a type of motor load test. It […]

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The Basics of Synchronous Motors

At Southwest Electric, we work with synchronous motors daily in our shops. These motors are distinct in that they prevent […]

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The Difference Between Metal-enclosed & Metal-clad Switchgear

Metal-clad switchgear is typically considered top-of-the-line equipment, offering the most safety features, higher current interrupting, and more voltage options. All […]

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Why Arc Flash Mitigation is Worth It

An arc flash event poses tremendous risk toward safety of personnel, damage of property, and extended loss of productivity. Agencies […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Vibration Analysis

Vibration analysis is an essential maintenance process for electric motors today. This article breaks down everything you need to know […]

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Most Common Custom Transformer Options

At Southwest Electric Co, we are experts in building custom distribution class oil-filled transformers with options unique to a wide […]

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6 Top Motor Preventative Maintenance Procedures

At Southwest Electric Co, we know how important electric motor preventative maintenance is when it comes to increasing the life […]

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A Guide to Understanding Arc Flash Assessment Results

Perhaps you’ve been assigned to make sure your facility is meeting NFPA 70E compliance or you’ve been handed arc flash […]

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