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Understanding the Causes of Power Cable Failure

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, February 29, 2020
ElecComm - Boston, MA

In business, big and small, power cabling is an important element of plant infrastructure. Power Cables, like any mechanical device, require protection and maintenance. It is very important to be cognizant and knowledgeable of the most common causes of power line failure. Today we hope you by learning here that you make you and your business safer and more profitable.

Almost all utilities and large industrial facilities have thorough systems of power cables. Many of these cable systems are ageing and failures are becoming common. Check your records and find out when the last time your power infrastructure was assessed for functional viability. Professional power and communications line installation and maintenance firms such as ElecComm are trained and equipped to sniff out threats to your personnel and equipment that most never see until it is too late.

Aged lines are a danger. The ageing process usually results in weakening, cracking and eventual failure of the insulating and sheathing materials. Exposing these conductors introduces the likelihood of short circuit that can result in electrocution or electrical fire. In order to ensure fault-free operation of power cable it is important to undergo a thorough study of the type of faults and their location. The cable will be traced, corrected, or replaced.

As it pertains to power line installation and maintenance across the greater Boston area, trust the power line maintenance, repair, and upgrade professionals at ElecComm. Contact us ElecComm anytime.

Commercial Power Cabling Services - Things To Consider

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, February 23, 2020
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Whether you are managing the upgrade of your growing business power infrastructure, laying down new cable for a public utility, or addressing sudden or recurring electrical problems, we want you to know that ElecComm’s core business focus is on the installation, removal, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric and communication distribution systems.

We want you and your business to operate in a safe and as profitable manner as possible. You should always qualify your electrical service provider for experience and trust. When you see overheat cables exposed and are threatened to come into contact with personnel or equipment, that is an issue for immediate correction.

We thought we share some common characteristics of power cables:

  1. Should you need new cables, copper is your leading choice. Copper is safe and does not get heated and easy to joint and transmit power efficiently with no loss compared to Aluminum conductor. Copper has an excellent conductivity, flexibility and tensile strength among other characteristics.
  2. The cable current capacity is affected by a range of different factors and does not always remain stable.
  3. A cable armor is made up of steel tape or steel wire and is very useful as it gives mechanical protection and also works as a fault current carrying path.

Always consider the overall safety of the electric cabling that you manage or have installed. Faulty installation will lead to service failure and/or accidents. Hence, before carrying out any electrical installation project, contact ElecComm, your trusted source for all things related to electrical and communication cabling.

Underground High-Voltage Electrical Services

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 17, 2020

ElecComm specializes in the installation and maintenance of underground electrical cables in and around the greater Boston area. The demand for underground power solutions continues to rise as they are proven to be the best value for both public and private business entities. The key benefit of course is the protected nature of the high -voltage assets.

Maintaining and troubleshooting requirements are drastically reduced as compared to overhead cabling implementations, but when the time comes for repair and maintenance were there for you as well. We are highly trained and equipped with the advanced techniques and tools to maintain, fix, and expand your high-voltage power systems.

We’ve been taking care of Boston’s high voltage power requirements for decades now. Go with those you know you can trust to deliver reliable and valued high-voltage electrical services. Contact ElecComm.

The Safe Way to Layer Power Cables

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 10, 2020
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

In any cable laying installation, protecting the wire becomes the utmost consideration. There must be thorough planning on bedding the cable in order to avoid subjecting the cable to damage and the potentially deadly consequences surrounding damaged power cables.

One of our business core competencies is underground cable installation and maintenance services and we've done it for decades now. We employ highly trained and experienced technicians who are armed with highly specialized equipment to locate existing or paint optimal routes for new cable lay down.

Again, we specialize in high-voltage cable installation and maintenance. For more information on underground cable services, contact ElecComm.


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