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Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jul 9, 2018 9:05:00 AM

THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUIPMENT REPOSITIONING

In recent years, the U.S. has been faced with several different types of natural disasters from devastating floods, tornadoes and hurricanes to Super Storm Sandy. These disasters have made us rethink how to ensure the safety and reliability of our infrastructure and facilities.

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Topics: equipment repositioning

13 Tips for Installing Underground Separable Connectors

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jul 3, 2018 8:47:00 AM
  1. Ensure cutback dimensions are accurate and all cuts are square.
  2. Do not nick or cut the shield, insulation or conductor when preparing the cable. This can lead to over-heating and dielectric failure. 
  3. Terminate the metallic shield as close to the separable connector as possible. Do not expose more of the semi-con than is recommended.
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Topics: Cable Accessories, Underground Separable Connectors, Connectors

Distribution System Reliability

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Apr 3, 2018 10:37:00 AM

Distribution lines are likely targets for lightning strikes. Once the lightning touches the line, the surge divides and travels both directions. The lightning surge will then probably cause an insulator to flash over. Why?  

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Topics: Distribution, Arresters

First Foray Into Distribution Automation

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Mar 7, 2018 4:53:00 PM

"In the old configuration, if we lost either feeder, 750-800 customers were without power until a trouble-crew drove out to open and close the switches to isolate the outage and restore power," shared the utility.

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Topics: Distribution, Automation

How to Select the Right Arrester

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Mar 5, 2018 4:25:50 PM

Power surges can damage electronic equipment if not adequately protected. Surge arresters protect a variety of equipment, distribution transformers, power transformers, underground cable, and insulators, from overvoltage. The proper arrester selection can prevent equipment damage. 

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Topics: Arresters

Solving a Substation Network Security Flaw

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Feb 27, 2018 11:28:00 AM

In 2014, Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) acquired RFL Electronics, a protection and communication equipment manufacturer. The addition of RFL to HPS’ family of brands broadened our substation offering and forged a partnership between territory managers and regional sales engineers to elevate the technical expertise HPS provides its customers. Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) witnessed the benefit of this newly formed partnership firsthand.

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Topics: Substation Security

5 Tips to Navigate our Website

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Feb 7, 2018 3:29:15 PM

1. Drilling down into product information - When you hover over "Products" on the homepage, you'll see a dropdown with different market options (Data & Communications, Electrical & Electronic, and Power & Utilities). The "Connectors" selection under Data & Comm is different than Connectors in Power & Utilities. Make sure you are in right market before you choose your category selection.

Products are divided by product categories (i.e. anchors, arresters, connectors, switching, etc.) and then subcategories.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Increasing the Reliability of Main Electrical Feeders

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Feb 6, 2018 9:28:00 AM

DORELCO is a rural electric cooperative located in the town of Tolosa, Island of Leyte, in the Philippines. They provide electrical service to 13 municipalities throughout a mostly rural area.

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Topics: Recloser

The Silent Watchman

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jan 22, 2018 3:30:00 PM

The electric service division of Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) has been in operation since 1905. Today, Fayetteville PWC is responsible for delivering power to over 80,000 industrial and residential customers across Cumberland County in North Carolina. They are a generation and distribution utility featuring 32 substations at 69kV and 230kV and a peak load of 490MW.

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Topics: Substation

Material Sourcing for Apitong Wood Braces

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jan 11, 2018 2:28:00 PM

Utilities depend on their wood structures lasting 25-30 years. Therefore, it’s important to specify quality material in manufacturing wood braces. Apitong wood is a dense fiber hardwood, grown in the Asian forest, making it an optimal resource for utility braces.

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Topics: Pole Line Hardware