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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 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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Your Electrical Distribution System Checklist

Industry retirements and maintenance department budget cuts often result in lost knowledge and documentation gaps that can be difficult to […]

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3 Effective Electrical System Upgrades

Managing facilities with old equipment can be tough, especially when trying to keep up with production needs, safety, reliability, regulations, […]

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How to Determine Transformer Criticality

Determining transformer criticality is an important step towards turning your existing maintenance plan (or lack of) into a reliability-centered maintenance […]

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4 Common AC Motor Issues

Electrical AC motor issues can arise from a variety of causes and, if ignored, may result in equipment inefficiency or […]

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5 Electrical Distribution System Mapping Methods

The electrical distribution system is often taken for granted until the lights are off and production has ground to a […]

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