Power Services

Optimize Your Power Systems and Overcome Power Obstacles

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Quad Plus is an all-inclusive power systems service provider for many industries. We work closely with you and power companies to streamline your projects and accomplish your goals faster. Our capabilities include electrical infrastructure design & installation and power studies & analysis for high, medium, and low voltage. Our team of NETA certified engineers can handle third-party, NETA  accredited acceptance testing for your new system installations. Once installed, Quad Plus provides the on-site and in-house maintenance and periodic testing to extend the useful life of critical electrical assets such as transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers, protective relays and switches. Our electrical testing is done in accordance with the NETA/ANSI Certified Standard.

Why Quad Plus?

Quad Plus can be your experienced partner when projects are difficult. We have the knowledge and expertise to get your stalled projects moving to completion. Quad Plus provides much more than power services; we offer all the services in the system integration lifecycle to our local and global customers. Quad Plus is a trusted provider of multi-discipline professional engineering, system integration, commissioning, repair/service and industrial safety.


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Power System Services

We are your experienced industrial partner helping to bring all your projects to fruition, no matter how big or small. Here is just a quick overview of what we do; each of these abilities are further detailed below.

LV, MV, HV Electrical Infrastructure


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Our professional, NETA certified engineers and PEARL certified breaker technicians are the ideal team to design, install, and maintain your site's custom electrical system. We complete the load forms, connection requirements, and coordinate between the electrical service entrance and customer-owned equipment, along with sizing and specifications. Quad Plus then handles the commissioning, and electrical acceptance and maintenance testing.


Cable Assembly and Testing


Cable Assembly and Testing

Proper cable assembly and testing are critical for the safe, reliable energization and operation of your system. New cables must be tested to ensure they are safe to energize and will hold up during operation. Cables in service must be tested to ensure reliability and gauge their remaining useful life. Quad Plus engineers have the experience to perform the correct tests and interpret the data to deliver accurate reports.

Power Studies and Analysis


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Quad Plus offers standard and specialized power system studies along with pre- and post-installation power quality audits to precisely target and correct power issues. These studies will help optimize your power systems performance and improve safety.


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Synchronous Motors Retrofits


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Synchronous motors that have been well maintained will continue running for many more years. While the motors may be in good working condition, the controls, relays, and DC contactors might need to be replaced. Unfortunately, replacement parts are not always available, especially the field application relay, the most common failure point. Our team of control experts, with more than 15 years experience, can retrofit your synchronous motors with new field control circuits.


Acceptance and Maintenance Testing

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Acceptance and maintenance testing are critical to ensure your systems are operating safely, effectively, and efficiently while helping to ensure continuous operation and avoid downtime. Acceptance testing is necessary before commissioning to ensure your system is installed according to the engineering design and that the equipment and system are ready for commissioning and energizing. When performed in conjunction with a condition-based maintenance program, maintenance testing will maximize life expectancy while establishing priorities for repair and replacement.

The reliability of your system is crucial for the performance of your operation. Our acceptance testing and maintenance strategies are developed in accordance with NETA-developed consensus standards for testing devices and systems. We understand the need for projects to be completed on time and on budget. We provide quick turnaround for all testing reports along with a cost-benefit analysis of how much of the electrical system should be specified to be tested to ANSI/NETA ATS. Our NETA-certified engineers are available for third-party, independent acceptance testing, and we also provide 24-hour emergency services so you can be confident that your interests are protected.


Electrical Infrastructure Design

Quad Plus provides substation and power distribution system design, including industry electrical requirements, compliance with government regulations, load analysis, system layout and calculations, sizing and specifications for cables, cable trays system, conduit system design and installation, transformers, protective devices, panels, switchgear, capacitor bans, and other required equipment. We will ensure cable layouts do not obstruct site traffic while guaranteeing the most cost-effective layout. Quad Plus has the ability to design, install, and maintain your complete electrical infrastructure and power systems.

High Voltage


electric substation design

Quad Plus provides custom substation design to meet your needs. This substation will step down the utility (usually 35kV) to a voltage that you can utilize making deployment and distribution throughout your site easier.

Medium Voltage


pole mounted transmission line design

We can help maintain your medium voltage (1kV to 35kV) solutions. From pole mounted transmission lines with insulators, to underground duct banks, including transformers and substation relay setting, we have you covered.

Low Voltage


utilization distribution system design

Quad Plus has the expertise for the utilization distribution system. From the distribution and branch panelboards to individual breaker settings we have the know how to handle all of the equipment loads in your plant.


Cable Assembly and Testing

Cable Assembly and Testing

Electrical cables provide critical links throughout your systems, and cable testing is vital for ensuring that your cables will operate safely and reliably. New cables must demonstrate that they are safe to energize and will hold up during operation. Older cables must be examined to ensure they can continue to perform safely and provide insight into the cable’s remaining useful life.

Quad Plus engineers have the training and experience to not only perform the correct tests, but also to interpret the data collected and provide actionable recommendations. We can locate, isolate, and trace a cable fault on shielded cables using multiple testing types during both acceptance and maintenance testing. Very low frequency testing places less stress on your cables than AC and DC high potential testing while also providing accurate results to check installation quality. Predictive maintenance programs involve partial discharge testing, while Tan Delta testing can identify degrading cables when used regularly. DC high potential testing should generally be avoided for older cables, but is still available when necessary.


Power Studies and Analysis

Proactive Analysis

Quad Plus specializes in low and medium voltage power systems, and provides standard and specialized power system studies plus pre- and post-installation power quality audits to precisely target and correct power issues. These studies will help optimize your power system’s performance and improve safety. Professional engineers conduct the studies in accordance with applicable industry standards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the National Electrical Code (NEC).

  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Coordination Studies
  • Ground Grid Analysis
  • Harmonics and Flicker Analysis
  • Load Flow Studies
  • Power Factor Correction Studies
  • Short Circuit Studies
  • Transient Motor Starting Analysis

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Reactive Analysis

If you have an existing problem with the power company, our system integrators will find the source and recommend solutions. We have traveled worldwide to seek out the cause of abnormal voltage fluctuation and current distortion, plus a host of other issues. Drawing on our vast and varied experience, and using the appropriate measuring and modeling tools, we will assist you in resolving your electrical power issues and improve your profitability.

We can perform a power study which will model the control system on the local power grid and show the effect it will have on the electrical system. For most sites, flicker will be the most serious issue, but we can also model other power quality issues such as harmonics and power factor.

resolving your electrical power flicker issues

Synchronous Motors

You need to get the longest possible working life from your synchronous motors, and the Quad Plus team has the experience to make that happen. A regular maintenance program will allow synchronous motors to continue running for many years, but controls, relays, and DC contactors often need to be replaced. Our extensive network enables us to source parts for obsolete machines. With more than 15 years of experience, our control experts will retrofit synchronous motors with new field control circuits when replacement parts are no longer available.

Along with straightforward repairs, the Quad Plus team is continually working on innovations that go further than simply replacing parts. For example, we can eliminate maintenance items in most applications, including replacing the DC field contactor with an SCR static switch. We design and build each system for motors rather than adapting systems from generators to motors. In particular, we build a power factor regulator into all of our systems to ensure your motors are running at peak efficiency. We have installed more than 65 synchronous motors and are happy to supply references from major companies to demonstrate our work.

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Power Company Experts

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We will perform power studies and present the results to the power company. We attend meetings and fill out the power company "new service request" forms. We’ll get an estimated power bill along with advice for lowering the bill, review local power company connection requirements, and coordinate the connection between the wire on the poles and customer-owned equipment. Lastly, we will handle receiving power company approval for connection design and equipment.

Our power study service furnishes all the data you need for negotiations with the power company to get approval for your site. We will provide a power single line diagram of the facility and flicker analysis, as well as power quality standards compared to our findings and recommendations for meeting IEEE and local quality standards in the most cost-effective manner.


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Industries

Our team of system integrators and process engineers have many years of experience in the industries listed below. Many of our engineers have worked in the specific industry before joining Quad Plus, so they have extensive knowledge of your industrial control systems and production lines.


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Our engineers have partnered with power companies and understand their requirements to upgrade or install new integrated systems. We will help you overcome power company obstacles by working together and providing the electrical design plans, proactive analysis, and documentation needed to move your stalled projects forward.

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