OS Engineering Offers Arc Flash & Power Systems Analysis

OS Engineers are power system design, analysis, training, and troubleshooting experts. With decades of collective experience in heavy industrial power system design, the OS team has developed a unique specialty in arc flash analysis, mitigation, and training. OS’ team of Professional Electrical Engineers understands the criticality of arc flash analysis and is truly committed to helping mitigate all risks associated with electrical power distribution systems.

OS Engineering offers the following services for arc flash and power system studies: site inspection and data collection, system model & one-line diagram, system analysis, study report, remedial recommendations, training, and complete documentation and electronic files.

OS Engineering not only generates the data, but helps interpret the results, developing remedial solutions optimized for the facility (if required), and providing requisite training to your employees. The OS approach to system analysis is comprehensive, catering to customer needs, and compliant with regulatory requirements, such as OSHA.

According to OSHA, arc flash burns are one of the top three most common hazards when working with energized electrical equipment. With common causes, such as improperly designed systems or legacy equipment, human error, and equipment failure and/or neglected maintenance, it’s important that you conduct a power system analysis or arc flash study once every five years. If it’s been more than five years since you last conducted a power system analysis or arc flash study, contact OS Engineering today for a free arc flash analysis quote.

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OS Engineering Statewide Leader in SCADA

Olsson Industrial Electric is proud to announce that our internal division OS Engineering has been awarded Inductive Automation Premier Integrator status. A company truly committed to paving the way in the engineering industry, OS Engineering is currently the only company in the state of Oregon with this credential, positioning them as the leading Ignition software experts statewide. 

Ignition by Inductive Automation is known as “The New SCADA”—a server-centric, expandable and scalable, innovation-oriented, unified HMI, SCADA, IIoT, and MES software solution. Ignition is rapidly gaining market share, and it is utilized by a variety of companies in over 100 countries spanning virtually every industry, including Coca-Cola®, Crate & Barrel®, Fujifilm®, Goodyear®, Johnson & Johnson®, Starbucks®, Under Armour®, and Walt Disney®. 

This accreditation was earned through completion of the Inductive University training course, maintaining certification in the latest version of the software, the successful implementation of numerous Ignition projects with fully satisfied end-users, and active participation in the Inductive Automation community.

A few of OS Engineering’s most notable Ignition achievements to date include a large-scale, complex, and sophisticated deployment for a paper mill as well as extending the operations of Inductive Automation into the previously untapped market sectors of municipal electric utilities and hydroelectric power. 

With the acquisition of this award, OS Engineering has demonstrated that its team is comprised of the state’s foremost experts in Ignition software, and they look forward to continuing to serve the engineering needs of clients across the nation.


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While it’s often common practice to sub-contract out engineering services, Olsson Industrial Electric has the unique advantage of being a full service electrical contractor. With offices in both Springfield and Bend, Oregon, our in-house team of licensed engineers, OS Engineering, offers fully integrated engineering services for heavy industry.

Led by Martin Stoddard, P.E., a former U.S. Navy Submarine Officer, OS Engineering’s team has decades of applied experience providing electrical design, construction, commissioning and operations solutions for utility, municipal and industrial clients.

Watch the Olsson team in action by viewing our latest hydrolapse video of The McNary Dam Station Service Replacement, a 4-year, $35M contract Olsson was awarded in 2014.

For more information about Olsson’s array of projects, expertise and capabilities, visit www.olssonelec.com.

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