Closing out the New Year with a blast

Ardent Mills had an electrical explosion the day after Christmas at their Commerce City, CO location. We not only responded in record time, we found a solution to ensure it would never happen again.

A 480v service lateral shorted out causing an explosion and a six-inch hole in the pipe. The original install included a sharp corner with conductors rubbing on the edges. With only primary fuses on the transformer, the wire continue to arch out till they blew.

Our Approach to GSD

KE was able to get the facility up in running that day with generators. And we were quick to react during peak season with a full 16-person crew onsite, consisting of team members from Minnesota, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa and Texas.

Our experience and knowledge of cold, harsh conditions allowed up to quickly strategize our solution and how we handled the equipment in the bitter cold. We installed special wiring and designed a new junction box so we could add in more cable supports to take the strain off the cables as they entered the conduits.