Engineering Field Services

Expertise That Spans the Globe

Very few if any businesses today can survive customer demands and competition without the proper performance and protection of their electrical equipment and systems.

Engineering Field Services

Homewood has expanded its service support to address these increasing demands and risks associated with efficient and safe operations. We have added commissioning, electrical maintenance, site operations, repair and testing to our stable of "single source solutions" ... providing expert engineering service to either augment your in-house capability or function as an outsourced extension of your operating needs.

Regardless of how these services are contracted, they can become the appropriate ongoing resource to help optimize operating performance.

The number of countries in which we have worked is exceeded only by the variety of equipment we have installed, commissioned, serviced or repaired. Our highly skilled engineers and technicians can quickly diagnose and solve critical operational problems.

Our expertise encompasses the following electrical/mechanical equipment applications:

  • Power Generation
  • Gas and steam turbines, diesel alternator power generating systems, including boiler controls.
  • Power Transmission & Distribution
  • Switchgear, transformers, protection systems and substations.
  • Manufacturing
  • Process control systems in steel mills, onshore and offshore petrochemical operations, and osmosis desalinization plants.

Installation and Commissioning

Electrical Engineering & Field Service Verify Systems, Integrity and Safety

Homewood's competent engineers and technicians provide independent installation and acceptance and maintenance testing on all aspects of power distribution systems. Many clients use us on a scheduled basis to conduct Doble tests, turns ratios, oil samples, megger and high potential tests to verify systems performance, integrity and safety. We can operate as an unbiased testing authority, professionally independent of the manufacturers, suppliers, and installers of the equipment.

For new or expanded facility installation and start-up, acceptance testing of electrical power systems is a critical tool. Shipping and installation damage, field and factory wiring errors, manufacturing defects, systems and components not in accordance with drawings and specifications are among the many problems that can be detected by proper testing. By detecting defects before start- up, they can be corrected under warranty… eliminating safety risks, possible equipment failure and potential consequential damages associated with loss of production. Test results obtained during acceptance testing are invaluable as base reference data for periodic testing ... an essential element of an effective maintenance program.

Maintenence & Repair

Maintenance testing of electrical power systems provides our clients a means of prolonging the service life of equipment as well as averting unexpected failures and loss of production. Minor repairs can often be performed in the field.

Major equipment tested in Electrical Power Distribution Systems include:

  • Switchgear and Switchboard Assemblies Transformers
  • Cables Metal Enclosed Bus
  • Switches
  • Circuit Breakers Protective Relays Instrument Transformers Metering and Instrumentation
  • Grounding Systems
  • Ground Fault Systems
  • Rotating Machinery
  • Motor Control
  • Battery Systems Surge Arresters
  • Capacitors
  • Outdoor Bus Structures
  • Emergency Systems

Electrical Power Systems Testing

Regardless of the amount or type of electrical power equipment and systems in operation, accurate testing is required to maintain efficiency. Capacity, response time and general reliability are continuously challenged by the deteriorating effects of time. Homewood's electrical power systems performance and protection testing and maintenance includes:

  • Cable Testing
  • Fault Locating
  • High Potential Testing
  • High & Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing
  • Ground Resistance Testing
  • Transformer Tests
  • PCB Surveys
  • Start-Up Services
  • Switchgear Tests
  • Ground Fault System Tests
  • Protective Relay Calibration & Testing
  • Insulation Oil Tests
  • Maintenance of High & Low Voltage Electrical Systems (Overhead and Underground)
  • Trouble Shooting of High & Low Voltage Electrical Systems
  • Motor Control Starters Contact Resistance Testing
  • Solid State Trip Units
  • Infrared Surveys

Value Added Services

To complement our equipment installation, maintenance, operation, servicing and repair services, we offer:

  • Vibration analysis and on site multi-plane balancing.
  • Customized training programs.
  • Equipment design or modification.
  • Review of supplier contracts.

Parts and Product Availability

We has developed two (2) product availability programs to enhance the service support to utility, industrial and commercial customers. Each program is structured to deliver quality products and parts, at a reasonable cost in the required time.

  • Electrical Distributor Program
    Homewood has established authorized stocking distributor agreements with a number of quality companies. A substantial volume of their products is warehoused with Homewood and is supported by dedicated distribution program personnel.
  • Manufacturers Representative Program
    In conjunction with our Stocking Distributor Program, Homewood has formed valuable relationships with several outstanding manufacturers. These associations permit preferential order response to immediate or critical customer needs.

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Our Story

The Westinghouse-Homewood Story

The Westinghouse-Homewood Story

As a former manufacturing division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, we at Homewood have specialized in the manufacturing of genuine Westinghouse industrial & power distribution equipment for more than 80 years.

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