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The Comprehensive Training That Makes ElecComm the Most Capable Electrical Service Provider Across Greater Boston

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

In assessing the safety of your office, site, or plant’s safety of electrical operations, we thought we’d give you the background that each and every member of our team here at ElecComm carries in to serve you.

Every ElecComm electrical worker carries all regulatory certifications. But in addition, our underground employees receive a comprehensive additional OJT training regimen that includes: Heat Shrink Construction

  • Cold Shrink Construction
  • Pre-Molded Construction: Both 200amp & 600amp
  • Cable Theory
  • Tools & new Technology
  • Transformer Theory
  • Live Secondary connections and Cutover’s

Our overhead electrical technicians also receive training well above regulatory mandated training. That training includes hurt man rescue, climbing gaffs and bucket rescue, and a host of others.

We invite you to view ElecComm’s safety, health, and Training webpage so you have an idea who is trained, ready, and available to address all of your commercial electric needs. For more information about our comprehensive electrical services, contact ElecComm.

Importance of Risk Assessment in High Voltage Cables

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Electrical equipment, especially high voltage cables must comply with electrical technical and safety specifications. There is a standard operating procedure that we employ here at ElecComm to identify and repair electrical hazards. Of course, we are here to consult you on best practices to control risk within any/all of your electrical service endeavors.

ElecComm's core business focus is the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. If you even suspect that any power distribution element of your business has not been properly inspected and maintained, your next call should be to us.

We’re here for you and your as it pertains to all thing’s electricity. Contact ElecComm today.

Fiber Optic Install and Maintenance

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 17, 2020
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

Businesses today are rapidly changing out obsolete copper transmission wire with fiber optic cabling. The advantages of fiber optic cable over copper are stark. Today, we’ll share with you some of the many advantages of fiber optic transmission over electrical transmission systems:

  • Exceptional High Bandwidth - Currently, no other alternative transmission medium exceeds the performance of fiber in terms of bandwidth. Fiber optic cables can transmit significantly higher volume of data per unit time. Far greater than copper cables.
  • Signal Travels Longer Distance - Signals can reach longer distances over copper cables since optical cables have low signal loss.
  • Defiance to Electromagnetic Interference - Fiber cables have an extremely low rate of bit error (10 EXP-13). Fiber is quite resistant to electromagnetic interference.
  • Low Security Risk - What commonly drives business operators to upgrade to fiber-optic communication is their concern for data security. Since the signals are transmitted through light, it is comparatively difficult to intercept.
  • Small Diameter - With fiber optic cables' smaller diameter, they can have more space in fiber optic transmission.
  • Light Weight - Since they are composed of glass or plastic, they are thinner, lighter, and convenient to install.
  • Capacity to Cater Increasing Bandwidth - It has the ability to accommodate additional equipment to an existing cable system because it can provide immense capacity than the primary cable setup.

We install and maintain fiber optic networks across the greater Boston area. To learn more about our services, contact ElecComm.

Safety Precautions When Operating Near High Voltage Cables

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 10, 2020
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Installation, Boston, MA

High voltage power cables are inherently dangerous in nature and not something anyone should take lightly when operating on or around them. The warning signs on your property with large wires and cables stock should be strictly enforced. So now let’s discuss what you, the business owner, must take into account when you or your staff must directly engage high voltage cables or equipment in their near vicinity.

Any high voltage power cable must adhere to established safety standards. For overhead power lines, it is recommended to research and enforce defined separation distances that non-trained personnel can approach. It is advisable not to allow any type of labor activity close to overhead power lines. Never allow unqualified staff or customers to enter an electrical power substation or other marked areas.

It is crucial to ensure that the high voltage power cable are manufactured with the highest quality line possible. Purchase and install the correct high voltage power cable that is durable enough to withstand the power demand and environmental challenges presented.

As previously stated, but worthy of emphasizing again, it is critically important that all employees should be trained and certified on the equipment that they are to work on. Conduct an initial Workplace Risk Assessment prior to starting work and periodically update and re-execute that plan.

High voltage work and safety consultation is what we do. For more information on the subject of high voltage cables, contact ElecComm.


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