Using Standoff Brackets to Meet Separation Requirements

Posted by Marko Veil on Mar 13, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Standoff brackets, sometimes called attachment or extension arms, are used to support conductors, equipment like cutouts and arresters, or communication lines on poles. Communication standoffs are typically utilized when the poles are busy or over utilized to maintain cable separation requirements by keeping communication cables away from other lines, mounts, brackets, etc.

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Topics: Communications

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 Charity Lynn on Mar 5, 2018 4:25:50 PM

Power surges can damage electronic devices 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 Install Elbow Probes

Posted by Todd Neville on Feb 21, 2018 3:09:00 PM

Nothing can be more aggravating when installing elbows, than the probe not wanting to screw into the connector properly. When elbow probes do not screw into the connector properly during installation, it is usually more of an alignment issue than a thread issue. 

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Topics: Cable Accessories

Personnel Protective Grounding in Substations

Posted by Jason Dettmar on Feb 14, 2018 3:58:00 PM

“We have been searching for better ways to implement our policy for substation grounding almost since we adopted it. While the grounding equipment we’ve been using is the widely-accepted standard for this application, it has always had room for improvement in practice,” shared a utility.

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Topics: Lineman Grade Tools, Grounding

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 PRC Bushing Continues to Develop

Posted by Michael Kryman on Feb 1, 2018 4:48:00 PM

The PCORE oil-free PRC® bushing was recently developed to provide an option to customers who are looking to reduce oil-filled equipment in substations. The oil-free solution provides a more environmentally friendly bushing with the same great benefits.

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Topics: Bushings

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