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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Do you have Seismic Concerns?

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Nov 21, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Protecting your substation from natural disasters is critical. We recommend periodic inspections and dielectric testing of your power apparatus bushings to ensure that they are prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Routine testing allows you to extend the service life of your equipment while lessening the risk of equipment failure, lost revenue and costly repair or replacement. However, hiring a testing service can be costly and time consuming.

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3 Ways to Save on Bushings

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Sep 27, 2017 9:22:00 AM

Managing your bushing equipment can get to be expensive - even with a life expectancy of 40+ years. Here are three easy ways to save as you evaluate your substation equipment.

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3 Benefits to Test Terminals

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Sep 20, 2017 11:19:00 AM

With energy demand continuously increasing, adding further stress and wear on already aging power generation assets, energy providers are faced with finding reliable cost effective solutions to keep their equipment running while also being able to extend their useful life. Here are 3 Benefits to Test Terminals.

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Bushing Repair vs. Replacement

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 31, 2017 9:18:00 AM

There are two options for defective bushings: (1) Replace with new bushings or (2) Repair existing bushings. Repairing a defective bushing is often more appealing financially and timewise. Typical bushing repairs include a regasket bushing or recore bushing to the original. 

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Checklist to Reduce Bushing Testing Issues

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 8, 2017 1:14:00 PM

Electro Composites and PCORE® bushings are routinely tested in the factory and the power factor results are put on bushing nameplates. It is not uncommon to see the power factor test results in the field are slightly different from the nameplate values. This is mainly caused by the differences in the test sets and the testing environment. However, a significant difference may indicate some testing issues in the field. The users may see significantly higher or lower values of either C1 or C2 power factors than the bushing nameplate values. Below are the checklists we recommend for the users to eliminate testing issues:

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Topics: Bushings