Industrial Wiring for the Forgotten 1990s Factory

Industrial Wiring for the Forgotten 1990s Factory


As the sole electrician tasked with upgrading the wiring in our decades-old factory, I knew I had my work cut out for me. The building had originally been constructed in the 1990s and many of the electrical systems were in dire need of replacement. In this article, I'll walk through the full process I followed to rewire the factory from start to finish. My goal is to provide a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of industrial electrical work so that others maintaining aging infrastructure can learn from my experience.

Assessment of Existing Systems

Before doing any upgrades, my first task was to carefully assess the existing electrical systems throughout the factory. This involved:

Creating an Upgrade Plan

With a solid understanding of the current electrical system's condition, I was able to develop a comprehensive plan for upgrades and new installation:

Installation of New Industrial Wiring

With the overhaul plan finalized, I began the process of bringing the factory's electrical system up to modern standards:

Running Conduit

Pulling Wire


Installing New Industrial Equipment

Testing and Inspection

Results of the Electrical Overhaul

After months of diligent work, the factory was fully rewired to modern, code-compliant standards. The upgrades provided:

By following structured electrical engineering and installation best practices, I was able to completely revitalize the decades-old factory's wiring. The owners now have a modern power distribution system that will support their needs for years to come.

Key Lessons Learned

Upgrading old industrial wiring requires meticulous planning and execution. Based on challenges I faced in this project, I recommend the following:

Following these guidelines will help ensure a successful, code-compliant industrial electrical overhaul. Let me know if you have any other questions!