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Repairing Downed Power Lines is Important to Public Safety

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017
ElecComm Power Line Response in Wilmington, MA

Public safety is everyone's responsibility. This is why that which can be a danger to the public must be immediately addressed; this includes downed power lines. Downed or damaged power lines can pose a serious threat to the public but they also bring massive inconvenience when damaged. As soon as a lines are downed, companies must immediately begin repairing downed power lines.

Power lines can get damaged through accidents and as a result of severe weather conditions. Both scenarios can result in broken utility poles and power lines on the ground. Even though damaged, lines are still live and can cause electrocution to people and animals. Power line storm response that is immediate can prevent these threats. Immediate repair of power lines also ensures the restoration of power which is vital for both businesses and residents.

It is also important to conduct regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines as part of safety and preventative measures. This ensures that power lines and poles are up to standard. To find out more about repairing downed power lines, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks Means Fewer Outages during Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Winter is right around the corner. While winter can bring a lot of exciting events and activities, the weather conditions can also cause quite a few inconveniences, one of which is power outages. Power outages in the winter can pose serious threats because of the frigid temperatures. But, there is a way to minimize these outages, with underground high voltage cable networks instead of overhead power lines.

Installing underground power lines reduces the chance of power outages during heavy snowfall and winter wind and ice storms. Mainly, because they are buried underground which means they are not exposed to the weather conditions like overhead power lines. During winter, power outages are most often caused by extreme weather, and restoring power can also take longer as a result.

Secondly, winter power outages are prevented by choosing underground high voltage cable installation because they can't be caused by damaged poles. Fallen, damaged, or broken poles can be caused by weather directly or by auto accidents caused by the slippery winter driving conditions. When lines are buried, poles are no longer required.

Underground cable and power line installation in cities where winter weather conditions present challenges are cost effective over time because of the reduced repair and maintenance costs associated with winter weather. To find out more, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing for Better Transmission and Better Connection

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 28, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

The internet is a staple for businesses today. No matter the industry, the internet is integrated in- and essential to- operations. As a result telecommunication networks in Boston, MA are continuously finding ways to develop and improve their systems. This has led to the use of fiber optic splicing.

Fiber optic splicing was developed as a solution to the growing need and demand for a better connection and better transmission. Switching to fiber optics provides the following benefits to business:

  • Better bandwidth. Fiber optic cables are able to transmit more data at a specific time than regular cables. This is the greatest advantage since they can provide faster and higher bandwidth than the other options. Expanding to a higher bandwidth is also easier if the company is already using fiber optics.
  • Safe transmission. With fiber optics, there is less transmission loss and no electrical conductivity, allowing for a more secure transmission.
  • Portability. Design-wise, fiber optic cables are smaller in diameter and lighter than other cable types. This is an advantage when there are space limitations.

It is important to remember that switching to fiber optics, these type of telecommunication network design installations should be performed by a reputable business. To find out more about how businesses can benefit from fiber optic splicing, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Makes Power Lines Hurricane-Proof

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Hurricanes, tropical storms and Nor' Easters can cause quite a bit of damage to communities. Among the damage there are always downed power lines which cause widespread outages. Power line restoration services usually begin immediately, however, depending on the expanse of damage, repairs can often take a lot of time and resources. Hurricanes and strong winds occur fairly often in fall and winter in Massachusetts which can translate into huge expenses. This is why communities and businesses should consider underground high voltage cable networks for long term cost-effectiveness and decreased power interruptions.

At first glance, businesses may get discouraged in regards to underground power lines because of the initial costs. However, they fail to realize that underground power lines have many advantages that can justify the initial expense. They are, in fact, more cost-efficient in the long run. Underground lines are less susceptible to weather and wind damage, which means damage is decreased. This leads to far lower overall repair and maintenance costs. Additionally, the cost and danger of pruning tree limbs are eliminated as well. As a result, repair and maintenance costs can be removed as a budget line-item for businesses, municipalities and electric companies.

Companies should also consider underground high voltage cable installation because they are so much better insulated than overhead. Underground power lines are covered with layers of insulation that prevent heat dissipation and lower transmission loss. By choosing underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA, transmission is safer and more efficient, also reducing end costs.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable installations, contact ElecComm.

Job Opportunities in ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

ElecComm continually looks to add new experienced or entry level talent to our expanding workforce. Our team is distributed throughout New England and we encourage applicants from surrounding states. ECC is a UWUA local 369 company.

ECC takes pride in our team and offers a well-rounded benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, profit sharing plan, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off.

We pride ourselves in safety, health, training and state of the art equipment for our employees and participate in the UWUA Apprenticeship Program. Our team is continually cross trained and upholds the highest safety standards in the workplace. ECC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to info@eleccommc.com


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Immediate Power Restoration through Power Line Repair Storm Response

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 14, 2017
ElecComm Power Line Response

Power is often lost after storms strike. This is because power lines are either damaged or destroyed due to strong winds and storm debris. Because electricity is essential to business operations, power lines must be repaired immediately. Immediate power line storm response is imperative for immediate power restoration in the affected areas.

Immediate power line storm response is important in repairing downed power lines for both restoring power and to limit the danger that downed lines pose. These downed, yet live wires carry electricity and are very dangerous to pedestrians and fire can also result. After power outages, power line storm response services must be immediately conducted.

Overhead power lines are always exposed to natural threats like storms. Preventive maintenance must be conducted in order to ensure that overhead power lines are in the best condition to mitigate the risks. Regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA ensures a higher degree of safety and reliability during storms. It is important to make sure that power lines are durable and reliable.

For more details on power line storm response, contact ElecComm.

The Pro's of Underground Power Lines

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 07, 2017
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

There have been many discussions in many communities regarding underground power lines versus overhead power lines. While above-ground may seem advantageous, the benefits of underground power lines far outweigh those of overhead. Understanding those benefits is something everyone should be aware of in considering their options.

Underground power lines are best suited for metro and urban areas. These areas are usually very congested making overhead power line installation very difficult. Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA makes the area look cleaner and more organized, improving the overall aesthetics.

Underground power lines are also generally safer. Because they are underground, there is no danger from downed lines. They are also less susceptible to the damages brought on by natural disasters, accidents and extreme weather conditions.

Lastly, underground lines cost less to maintain and repair because less damage is incurred.

While opting to underground power line installation can be more costly than the usual overhead, the benefits are generally accepted to be more cost-efficient in the long run.

To find out more about underground power lines installation, contact ElecComm.

Power Line Repair After Storms Prevents Business Interruptions

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 31, 2017
ElecComm - power line storm response in  Plymouth, MA

Major storms can occur during hurricane season. Even if we are not near the actual storm, weather along the Atlantic can be unpredictable. Severe weather cause major power outages in any area at any given time. As a result business operations is hampered. Repairing downed power lines can be challenging, especially over large ares. Strong winds, rain and snow can hamper efforts even more. But business owners will get help from an expert storm response team at ElecComm.

When overhead power lines are downed or circuit breakers are damaged, protective equipment immediately shuts off the flow of power. This means power outages can occur which can affect operations and lead to loss of revenue. Fortunately, ElecComm crews are available and can help utility companies and businesses to provide fast and effective power line storm response in the affected areas.

The ElecCom crew is fully equipped to respond to both minor and major power outages brought forth by extreme weather conditions. Once repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Plymouth, MA is provided, power can be restored so that both commercial and residential areas can get back to business.

To find out more about power line storm response, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing has Changed The Way Telecommunication Networks Work

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 24, 2017
ElecComm - telecommunication networks in Wilmington, MA

Gone are the days of challenging external and internal corporate communications. The advancing technology of telecommunication networks in Wilmington, MA provide secure and versatile communication when doing business.

Nowadays, telecommunication network design installations are transitioning from using copper wires to fiber optics because of the multiple benefits. The emergence of fiber optic splicing has contributed major changes and advances to telecommunication networks for businesses. With these innovations, telecommunication networks are able to receive and relay information more quickly, conveniently, effectively, and securely.

Fiber optic splicing creates telecommunication networks that are safe and stable to cater to various applications. Since they have been incorporated in many design installations, telecommunication networks have improved in many ways and can now cater to larger and more complex applications.

For instance, telecommunications networks now have a larger bandwidth so they can modulate more audio signals, video signals, and other computer data at once with light waves; they then demodulate them by optical receiver at the other end. The use of fiber optics also allows telecommunication networks to operate with light waves instead of electric pulses. These networks are also immune to electromagnetic interference.

To find out more about the advantages of fiber optic splicing when incorporated in telecommunication network design installations, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks: The Beauty is that they are Hidden Below-Ground

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 17, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Today more and more underground high voltage cable or UHVC networks are replacing overhead cable networks mainly because of the varied benefits that come with installing cables underground rather than hanging overhead.

There are many different reasons why underground power lines are more preferred in communities over their overhead counterparts. But, there seems to be one significant benefit that stands out – the reduced exposure of these UHVC networks to the damage caused by extreme weather conditions. With the underground set-up, power lines are protected against harsh elements like snow, wind and damage to poles. Because the cable networks are not exposed, power outage caused by weather are essentially eliminated. This also leads to lower costs on maintenance and repair.

In addition to protection against the elements, underground high voltage cable installation in MA preserve the integrity of areas of historical and environmental value. This is good news for residents and investors in these areas because there are no unsightly towers, wires or poles to reduce the property value of high-end and historical communities.

To find out more about the benefits and advantages of underground high voltage systems, contact ElecComm.


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