Substation Arrester Selection

Posted by Haley Engel on Jun 13, 2018 10:04:00 AM

Surge arresters can extend the life of system assets by limiting the voltage across expensive substation equipment during a switching surge event. Station class arresters must be carefully selected to provide the best protection.

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Topics: Arresters, Substation

Redesigning a Classic — A Brand New Drop-Over

Posted by Jennifer Woody on Jun 10, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Available in two sizes, the new Hot Box® PEZ (Polyethylene EZ) drop-over features visual and structural enhancements with our dependable quality and performance. The structurally enhanced High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) construction streamlines manufacturing time which enables stock items to generally ship within 5 business days of order from our facility in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Also, as a result of the structural enhancements, the enclosure has more space inside and outside of the product.

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Topics: Enclosures

6 Key Benefits of Hot Box® Enclosures

Posted by Jennifer Woody on Jun 7, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Hot Box® enclosures have been trusted since 1986 to secure America’s backflows, air release valves, pumps, grinders, generators and other critical infrastructure. Specified by name for over 30 years, Hot Box continues to lead the industry with innovative and economical designs that simplify the installation and maintenance of enclosed equipment.

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Topics: Enclosures

Understanding Aqueous Dipping for Rubber Insulating Gloves

Posted by Joseph Cardona on Jun 5, 2018 11:12:00 AM

There are different methods to produce rubber insulating gloves. Hubbell Power Systems’ CHANCE® Lineman Grade™ gloves are produced using an environmentally responsible aqueous dipping process. 

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Topics: Lineman Grade Tools

6 Tips for Rubber Insulating Gloves

Posted by Joseph Cardona on May 30, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Rubber insulating gloves are a critical piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on energized power lines. They should be visually inspected every day before use and properly stored when not in use. Here are 6 tips for inspection of rubber insulating gloves. 

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Topics: Lineman Grade Tools

Why Porcelain Technology Continues to Thrive

Posted by Michael Kryman on May 23, 2018 10:58:00 AM

Porcelain is a key component used in the construction of electrical components throughout the electrical grid, including high voltage bushings. It is non-hydroscopic and will not enable mold to develop in high humidity environments. In addition, porcelain a non-organic material so it will not deteriorate over the life of the product.

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Topics: Bushings

Fault Finding on Underground Cables

Posted by Marty Admire on May 15, 2018 2:47:00 PM

The CHANCE® DC hi-pot adapter has proven to be a very valuable tool for locating faulted cables in an underground loop. It is a simple, reliable tool that adds capability to the lineman’s existing CHANCE 5/16kV or 16kV phasing sets, allowing immediate cable testing during storms and new construction. The compact size and low cost, compared to other available diagnostic cable testers, allows for multiple trucks to do cable testing without long outages while waiting for more expensive and complicated equipment to arrive on the job site.

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Topics: Lineman Grade Tools

Drivecast™ in Action: Installation Test Results

Posted by Gary Seider on May 8, 2018 10:54:00 AM

The CHANCE® Drivecast™ screw displacement pile underwent three installations in the northeast, each achieving significantly positive test results. 

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Topics: Foundations

The Benefits & Challenges for Substation Communications

Posted by Manny Duvelson on May 7, 2018 2:06:00 PM

As a power utility company, it is critical to understand the benefits and challenges when it comes to substation communications IP migration. There can be major benefits when migrating from TDM to packet networks.

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Topics: Substation

Line Performance Improvement

Posted by Ryan Freeman on May 1, 2018 2:26:00 PM

Consumer demands for reliable electric power have continued to increase over the years with technological advances. The prevalence of high tech devices has required utilities to provide near uninterrupted service. 

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Topics: Arresters, Transmission