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Underground Cable Laying Services

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Hello from Boston’s number one choice for underground cable installation services. We offer this blog as an educational service with a goal of helping you and your business be a more safe and profitable enterprise. High-voltage cabling installation and maintenance if a very dangerous endeavor and we’re here today to share some lessons learned.

The value of knowledge and experience in this industry must never be taken for granted. When underground cables are damaged they pose a life and death situation. Precautionary measures must be strictly followed in order to avoid the potential fatal threats of shock, explosion, and fire. We are well versed in all precautionary measures having served in this industry for decades.

Underground electrical cables are hazardous to the unaware because they look like pipes. To the untrained eye, they are very hard to distinguish from ordinary cables. A knowledgeable and experienced underground cable professional is fundamentally important to assessing the underground high voltage situation and directing the initial response. We can and will do that for you.

There are many considerations to take when laying high-voltage underground cables. When laying cable, the depth of cable must comply to varying local codes. You must take proactive measure to prevent moisture accumulation. Prior to excavation, risk assessment must be strictly accomplished to prepare and eliminate risks before work commences. Careful planning is essential before the work starts.

Risk assessments will factor into how the work is to be carried out. For instance, when multiple cables are placed in the same slot, horizontal or vertical spacing is required to reduce the effect of mutual heating. The space between cables also ensures that the failure of the cable will not damage adjacent cables.

There is so much to consider and we want you to know that the professionals here at ElecComm are ready to assist. For more information regarding high-voltage underground cable installation and maintenance services, contact ElecComm.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 23, 2019
ElecComm, Boston, MA

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season.

This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you as our customers: our friends and neighbors. During these holidays, we wish you, your family, and your friends a safe, joy-filled, and relaxing season.

Warm wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and a most Happy New Year! With peace, joy, and love this holiday season and beyond!

What To Do When You Encounter A Downed Power Line

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Everyone needs to understand and appreciate the danger of downed power lines. This safety issue is more common than people think. Power outages and downed lines are inevitable when winter storms occur. Downed power lines can be deadly to not only those who come into direct contact but also to those merely in close proximity as well. If you found a downed power cable, do the following:

  • Report it immediately to the local authorities or electric company. Stay at least 35 feet away from a downed live cable.
  • Do not clear snow, ice or storm debris. Wait until the power is disconnected or power lines are repaired.
  • In case a power cable lands on your car while you are inside, stay inside the vehicle until emergency responders arrive. At any cost, do not attempt to get outside the car for this is extremely dangerous. Likewise, do not attempt to help other people with the same aforementioned situation.
  • If you find a power line in contact with your vehicle before you enter, stay away from the vehicle, and call the authorities and/or the local utility company. Contact ElecComm in situations like this or if you need quick power line repairs.

Preparing Your Operations Facility For A Power Outage

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 10, 2019
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Power outages are a common occurrence during winter and they will occur without notice. Power outages can be one of the most damaging events that a business owner can face. It pays to be prepared for contingencies such as power outages. Prepare your facility and your business by taking the following steps:

Ready an Emergency Kit

Make sure to have an emergency kit that contains a first aid kit, flashlight with extra batteries, blankets. Place it somewhere readily accessible. List important phone numbers especially your power line support team. Notify them of your power issue as soon as possible. Have a copy of your office floor plan which shows the emergency exits of the building and location of gas and water shutoff valves.

Create a Contingency Plan

Contingency plans will help ensure that your business will stay up and running even while responding and recovering from emergency situations.

Train Employees

Make sure everyone in your office knows how to appropriately respond to a power outage. This will ensure their safety as well as customers that are caught up inside the building when the power outage happens. Make practice drills with your staff a routine. This way you can see areas where you need to improve and adjust before the disaster strikes.

Get Power Surge Protectors

Power surge may happen when the electricity turns back on. This can cause damage, sometimes irreversible to important electronic equipment. Having a surge protector will prevent excessive outflow of energy to keep devices safe. If investing in surge protectors is not a viable option, you can just turn off all equipment during the outage to prevent energy surge when the electricity is back on the grid.

Install Fire Detectors

Power surge can also cause electrical fires once power is back on. In order to prevent flames and protect your facility from costly damage, install fire detectors and sprinkler system.

Have a Backup Generator In Place

Consider investing or renting a backup generator for alternate source of power. This will keep your facility up and running even if the utility power restoration will take a long time to get restored.

Lastly, if you need power line repairs and maintenance, contact ElecComm.


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