How does an electrical company in Kansas get selected for a complex, custom fabricated, and continuous high-temperature product wash for Cargill Meat Solutions in High River, Alberta, Canada? CHAD Equipment (a Birko Corporation division), the Kansas City OEM in charge of the project, reached out to Young Electric for our expertise with industrial automation and controls. As you might expect, Cargill has food safety equipment with critical operational requirements. So Young Electric worked closely with CHAD’s mechanical engineers to develop the final system, which incorporated multiple stainless steel control panels that were fabricated and labeled for Canada’s “Enclosed Industrial Control Panels” regulations per Underwriters Laboratories’ cUL standards.
With our certified UL 508A Control Panel Shop and in-house automation project engineers, Young Electric completed the entire design and fabrication in time to fall within CHAD’s (and Cargill’s) critical installation window of the country’s July 1st Canada Day celebration. To coordinate final electrical connections and ensure all plant personnel were ready to take full ownership of the equipment, Young Electric’s Project Engineer Wayne Hawkins flew to Calgary and drove to High River, Alberta to perform all systems checks and tuning – and on all three shifts.
Taking a system’s complex theory of operation and crafting it into a professionally executed final solution that meets (and exceeds) a customer’s expectations is no small task. Ensuring National Electric Code and cUL standards adherence with complete and accurate electrical schematics and final system documentation demonstrates our strength in automation and control systems for industrial electrical applications. We’re grateful to CHAD Equipment, LLC for selecting us as their project partner, and Cargill Meat Solutions for allowing us to contribute our expertise into theirs.