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Underground Power Lines Installation Services

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 16, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Businesses across Boston is upgrading their power infrastructure by installing underground high voltage cable systems. Most business owners have long accepted the long-term advantages of underground power lines and the overall value that they deliver. Clearly underground lines offer the best protection of the asset against man and mother nature. Wind, rain and snow increasingly take down dated overhead power line distribution systems. Power disruption can and should be a thing of the past.

ElecComm’s underground high voltage cable solutions across Boston, MA guarantee that companies are less likely to experience power outages and the associated cost to business operations. Both the residential developers and commercial sectors alike benefit from underground power implementation. Engineering a solution that works for you is as easy as giving us a call. We’ve been supplying Boston with underground power solutions for decades now and we are prepared to move you and your business smartly forward.

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

Customized Telecommunication Network Solutions

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 09, 2019
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Solution, Boston, MA

Much of today’s business activities run through the internet. Almost every business has a critical dependency on fast and reliable internet services. It is vitally important to today’s business owner to trust the design, engineering, and maintenance of their commercial telecommunication network to seasoned professional engineers.

EleComm’s telecommunication network services here in Boston, MA guarantees state of the art internal and external communication system support. Our network solutions incorporate analysis in depth of your business’ unique operating requirements. Our systems ensure that your telecommunication network is always a business enabler when so many of your competitors and neighboring business suffer regular and recurring data challenges and outright failure.

We can fix your troublesome telecommunication environment. Professional fiber optic splicing is just one of many ways we eliminate the bottlenecks that are throttling your ability to effectively communicate. Our telecommunication network installation service is guaranteed to reduce the frustration a poor data infrastructure presents to you and your employees.

For more information about telecommunication network design installations, contact ElecComm.

Strategies When Designing A Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Golf netting systems are a key element of opening a golf course. Before golf vourse can open, golf nets must be installed and inspected to ensure errant balls will stay inside the range and won't pose threat to people and property in close proximity.

But before installing a golf pole and netting system, here are some helpful information for designing an effective netting solution:

  • Size and dimension of the golf area
  • Environmental facts which includes weather, wind speed and soil condition. Also, state and local code compliance.
  • What would client prefer on the netting structure: Fixed, retractable or breakaway technology
  • Pole and netting type and height

Since all golf courses have unique specifications, our golf netting solutions made here in Boston, MA meet the distinct needs of course designers. If you have inquiries or specific concerns about golf netting system, contact ElecComm. We are glad to answer your queries.

Custom Design Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 25, 2019
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

Golf netting is a specialty service of ElecComm. We design and create sturdy golf barrier structures that will serve as a safety high barricade around your golf range property. This will prevent errant balls from escaping the vicinity and cause damages to neighboring properties.

We custom design every solution because every golf course has different dimension and requirements. Whether its a vast golf range or just a mini public course, you can count on us. Our team has been around in this industry for decades and we have implemented countless golf netting set ups, replacements and repairs across New England. We use premium quality materials that will withstand strikes and weather for years. So expect a very high standard installation of golf poles and netting at your facility that will last.

Golf operators are liable to damages related to errant golf balls. It is their lookout to ensure that their golf field and drive range is a safe place for regular games and tournaments and this includes the safety of nearby communities as well. If you need golf range netting services you can trust, contact ElecComm.

Advantages of Using Underground High Voltage Cable

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 18, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal and maintenance of electric/communications distribution systems. For almost twenty years now, we’ve served municipalities across New England with underground and overhead electrical distribution system installation, maintenance, and removal services. Today we thought we’d share with you why municipalities invest so heavily in underground power distribution systems. Here are other advantages of using underground cables:

  • Appropriate in areas where overhead lines are complicated and not feasible to install
  • Low upkeep required
  • Minimal voltage drops
  • Lower fault incidence
  • Less prone to short circuits because they are less exposed to environmental elements
  • Theft and illegal connection issues are reduced
  • Does not endanger wildlife or low flying aircraft

Looking at these advantages, underground cable power lines offer more safe and secure power solutions for urban environments. To learn more about underground high voltage cable system, contact ElecComm.

Underground Cable Maintenance Procedures

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 11, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Earlier we blogged about the necessity to systematically maintain underground high-voltage cables. Today we’d like to expand upon that topic and get into the details of what needs to be accomplished within your preventative maintenance program. We’ll also address our approach to corrective maintenance action should cable fault ever strike your underground cable system.

Underground high-voltage preventative cable maintenance includes:

  • Ground connections, cable joints and splices are inspected to verify their integrity and condition.
  • Switchgears, transformers, and other above-ground fixtures are checked for cleanliness and physical condition.
  • Dust and debris are removed from termination joint outer surfaces.
  • Performing several tests such as contact resistance tests on terminations, insulation resistance tests between ground connections and conductors. This is done to unveil any developing damage within the system.
  • Testing for defective electrical contacts and joints with infrared thermal scanning. Joints that appears to have an elevated temperature requires to be cleaned and re-torqued prior to re-testing.

Corrective maintenance is accomplished as a response to faults (e.g. damage resulting from digging, internal damaged wires, overloading, poor handling and installation, etc.). It includes:

  • Inspecting electric cable routes for potential defects following an excavation.
  • Insulation resistance testing to uncover faults between conductors and ground connections.
  • Tracking faulty sections through the use of a sheath tester and a cable fault locator.
  • Damaged electrical cable repairs, re-testing and re-commissioning.

Condition-Based Maintenance involves the inspection of underground power transmission cables and above-ground grid fixtures that have sustained partial defects. Condition-based maintenance services determine the kind of repairs that must be addressed immediately or in the near future. It’s essentially a health check-up for your high-voltage infrastructure.

For more information about underground cable maintenance process, contact ElecComm.

Why Regular Maintenance is Vital To Underground High Voltage Cables

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 27, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Similar to overhead transmission lines, underground electrical cables and other auxiliary equipment will fail when regular maintenance is not accomplished. The following are common issues that can threaten underground transmission line operability:

  • High Pressure Fluid and Gas Filled Pipe (HPFF and HPGF) cable types or Self-Contained Fluid Filled (SCFF) electrical cable types are vulnerable to sustain fluid leakages.
  • Fault in buried power cables can happen due to bare neutrals, molded joints in splices, or accidental excavation.
  • Powerful winds and falling tree branches may not affect buried power cables but trees with deep root system ousting in a storm can root out underground wires.

Faults can be fixed, albeit expensively. Repairs are complicated and tedious. Prevention is a more profitable solution. Scheduled maintenance and upkeep must not be taken for granted in order to make sure the power distribution system is reliable and safe.

Contact ElecComm to discuss our wide variety of underground power cable maintenance and repair services.

Fiber Optic Splicing For Fast and Reliable Internet Access

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 20, 2019
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

The internet plays an integral role in all business operations, large or small. Perhaps your business’ data flow gets throttled by routine administrative demands such as video conferencing and video streaming. When this happens, all elements of your business suffer. If you have insufficient bandwidth, it’s not only your network that is slowed. Your business productivity and ultimately your profitability is throttled as well. If you have recurring and frustration slow data transfer, consider upgrading your telecommunication network through fiber optic splicing services by certified network engineers. Here are the resultant advantages of fiber optic enhancement to your network and business:

  • Exceptionally High Bandwidth - Presently, no other cable material can exceed the performance of fiber optics. Copper wires are no match to the volume of data it can process and transmit per unit time.
  • It Reaches Longer Distance - Signals are transmitted to a longer distance because of its low power loss capability.
  • Resistant to Electromagnetic Interference - It has very low rate of bit error and its transmission is virtually noise-free.
  • Absolute Data Security - Since in fiber optic transmission data are transmitted in a speed of light, it would be impossible to detect it by "listening in" to the electromagnetic energy escaping through the cable.

Business served by enhanced telecommunication fiber optic distribution process data and online transactions fast. The efficiencies gained via fiber optic splicing will significantly increase business productivity and promotes better customer service through enhanced telecommunication network. If you are interested in upgrading your telecommunication network, contact the seasoned professionals at ElecComm today!

Overhead Power Line Safety Tips in Construction Sites

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019
ElecComm - Overhead Power Line Repairs and Maintenance, Boston, MA

Fatal injuries associated with overhead power lines are a far too common occurrence at construction sites. It is imperative that construction workers must take preventative steps to work safely near power lines. We think that it is important for the general public to understand the safety considerations that we incorporate into our daily business service operations:

  • Prior to start any work, locate first all overhead power lines.
  • Keep away from all overhead power lines at least 10 feet away and this includes materials and construction equipment.
  • Avoid touching anything that is in contact with the power line.
  • Be careful of fences in close proximity to power lines.
  • Make sure to carry high ladders horizontally so it won't reach or touch the power lines.
  • Lower down cranes, excavators and other equipment apparatus before driving.
  • Do not spray water near the power lines.
  • Stay away from fallen power lines at least 35 feet away. Consider any downed lines as live and dangerous. Also warn others about the incident and inform them to stay at least 35 feet away from incident ground.

Whenever there's a fallen power line, report the incident right away to a power line emergency response team to repair the damaged or downed power lines immediately. In Boston, MA, contact ElecComm, we will get into your site and take proper action without delay to restore power and ensure electrical safety in your workplace.

How To Perform Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 06, 2019
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Installation, Boston, MA

When expanding an existing network or installing a new one, fiber optic splicing is done to fuse optic cables. It must be properly performed to avoid any interference in the network. There are two methods of fiber optic splicing -- mechanical and fusion splicing.

Mechanical splicing is ideal for quick or temporary fixes, but not for permanent solutions. Although mechanical splicing is easy to perform because fibers are held together by connectors, the process inherently increase the chance of insertion loss or loss of signal power. Fusion splicing, on the other hand, is commonly used for permanent splicing since it can provide the lowest insertion loss, minimal reflectance and tougher joint between the fibers.

Fusion splicing requires professional certified technicians because it's a very delicate process. When cables are not properly connected during fusion splicing, you may experience issues on the signal. Here are the steps that your certified technician employs when splicing:

  1. Strip the polymer coating around the optical fiber using a mechanical stripping device.
  2. Clean the fiber using a 99.9% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and lint-free wipes to keep the glass free of any contaminants.
  3. Cleave the fiber. The cleaver notches the fiber and pulls or bend it to create a neat split rather then cut the fiber, this makes the end-face flat and perpendicular to the axis of the fiber.
  4. Fuse the cleaved fibers together using a fusion splicer. Align the ends of the fiber within the splice. Then, melt the fibers with an electric arc to permanently solder the ends together.
  5. Protect the bare fiber by re-applying a coating using a splice protector.
  6. Test your fiber after the fusing process using an optical time domain reflectometer to detect any splice loss or fault in the spliced fiber.

Fiber cables are fragile and require proper handling. Only highly skilled technicians can do this properly. So when you require expansion or new installation of telecommunication networks, contact ElecComm. We have the ability to engineer, manage and perform the construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.


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