Electrical engineering also includes many of the aspects that relate to controlling or managing electrical energy. Electrical power supply systems include the transmission and delivery of energy in the form of current and alternating current. Power supplies consist of transformers, conductors, transformers, relays, fuses, fuse holders, inverters and capacitors. All these components form an integral part of an electrical system.
Electrical systems can be applied to all kinds of equipment used for industrial or commercial applications. Some of these equipments include computers, computer monitors, digital audio players, video games consoles and printers. There are different types of electrical equipment, such as, lamps, wall fans, furnaces, industrial fans, water heater, lights, fans, computers, calculators, clocks and many more.
There are many different ways by which electrical systems are installed or maintained. The methods and materials used to install or maintain electrical systems depend on the kind of equipment and its purpose. Electrical contractors or installation engineers are the professionals who provide installation services in the fields of home and office.
Most electrical systems are installed under the supervision of licensed electrical contractors or engineers. The main function of these engineers is to provide installation services to the clients.
The job of an electrical engineer consists of planning, designing and building a system or equipment in order to meet the clients’ needs. An electrician is also responsible for determining the requirements of the client’s system. He makes a detailed proposal on how he plans to build the system.
The engineer develops a plan for installation, designs, builds and tests the equipment and advises the client about how he wants the equipment to work. The engineer also implements the planned system and reports on its performance after the completion of the installation. He checks the equipment’s performance regularly to see if it is functioning properly. The electrician’s responsibilities also include troubleshooting and maintaining the system to ensure that it continues to operate properly after the completion of installation.
Most of the jobs in an electrical engineer’s job description are based on the need of the system. The electrical engineer is responsible for designing, developing and building the system for providing service to clients. He is also responsible for setting up or changing the system when needed. The engineer also implements the electrical system in a way that satisfies the client’s needs. He also helps the client with troubleshooting and maintains its functioning in order to continue to provide good service.
Different types of electrical systems can be classified according to their construction and the purpose for which they are installed. Each category has different types of equipment used. For example, the transmission and distribution line system is different from the distribution line system. A transmission line system is responsible for transmitting electricity from the power plant to the building; while the distribution line system is responsible for delivering electricity to the building’s wiring system.
The type of system installed is also different depending on the location of the system. Distribution line systems are installed outdoors and indoors. They are either closed circuit or open circuit. A closed circuit system uses two wires that are used to carry electricity to various points where the electricity is being transmitted.
An open circuit system uses a single conductor wire and is used to transmit electricity from the power plant to the building in a continuous flow. A circuit breaker is used to stop the flow of electricity during an emergency. An open circuit system is usually considered safe when it prevents any loss of electricity. An open circuit system does not have an electric meter used to measure the amount of electricity transferred. Some electrical systems are used for providing lighting or cooling purposes.
Electrical engineering jobs do not only involve providing service to customers. There are also many job openings in some of the other fields of engineering such as: power generation, electrical installation, production of power equipment, and computer technology and many more.