in-house manufacturing

Switchboards

Switchboard manufacturing

Switchboard manufacturing for marine vessels is a critical process, as it involves designing and building systems that provide reliable and efficient power distribution throughout the vessel. A well-designed switchboard ensures that power is distributed efficiently to all onboard systems, including lighting, navigation, communication, propulsion, and auxiliary equipment. As leading switchboard manufacturers we manufacture switchboards that can withstand the harsh marine environment. These switchboards are designed to be compact, durable, and easy to maintain, making them ideal for use in a variety of marine applications. With their precision engineering, robust construction, and reliable performance, switchboards manufactured for marine vessels are an essential component of any modern marine vessel.

Service and maintenance

With an extensive range of resources and expert knowledge, our team is fully equipped to assess the performance and safety of switchboards using a variety of advanced techniques and equipment. These include thermography, which enables us to detect any unusual heat patterns that may indicate underlying issues; dielectric strength testing (kV), which assesses the ability of the switchboard to withstand high voltage levels; insulation testing (Megger), which evaluates the quality of insulation materials used; and contact resistance testing (Ductor), which measures the resistance of electrical contacts. Once the testing phase is complete, our highly skilled technicians will meticulously analyze the data collected and generate a comprehensive report. This report will provide valuable insights into any switchboard 'hot spots' or potential problem areas that require immediate attention or further investigation. By highlighting these areas, we enable our clients to address any issues promptly and proactively, ensuring the continued safe and efficient functioning of their electrical systems.

Power Factor correction design

Power Factor Correction (PFC) is a crucial aspect of electrical system design. Its primary purpose is to reduce the amount of reactive power, measured in kVAr, in an electrical system to improve the efficiency of the system. By ensuring that the Apparent Power (kVA) and Real Power (kW) are more similar in magnitude, PFC enables a power infrastructure to operate at higher efficiency levels. This efficiency improvement leads to significant cost savings over time, as more of the electrical energy is converted into useful work. In summary, by maximizing a system's power infrastructure capacity and reducing the amount of reactive power, PFC provides a cost-effective solution to managing electrical power consumption and improving efficiency.

Thermal Imaging

McKay offers expert assistance in the implementation of infra-red imaging services. Thermal imaging plays a vital role in enhancing the safety of your operations. Our team of trained and qualified professionals can provide precise thermal imaging technology tailored to fulfill your primary screening requirements, including requirements for switchboards and other electrical equipment.