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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.

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.

Prompt Boston Power Line Repair Service On Ready Standby For You

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 28, 2019

The winter weather poses the greatest threats to the power line infrastructures. Extreme cold can and will disable power line systems especially those that are obsolete or with failing insulation systems. Extended power outages are inevitable. Downed power line repair service is a core competency of ElecComm and we stand ready to roll immediately upon your call.

Overhead power lines are prone to damage when exposed to violent natural elements such as strong wind, snow, and ice. Severe winter storms break cables and wires with or without the help of downed trees and limbs. Fortunately, our power line response team is staffed, equipped, and ready to take immediate action to get your customers back on line.

As a severe weather contingency plan, it is recommended that insulation of overhead power lines be reinforced to prevent avoidable system breakdowns. We can deliver regular maintenance and repairs for your power lines and ensure that your electrical infrastructure is in top condition at all times and in the best possible position to deliver uninterrupted service.

When seeking power line repair and maintenance services, contact ElecComm.

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 25, 2019
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come.

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you, our customers and clients, so much.

At this time of year our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Underground High Voltage Cable System: A Dependable Solution

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 14, 2019
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

Everything around us uses electricity. From personal use of power to the heating, cooling and lighting our homes to everything we do in our daily lives we depend on electricity. It operates the countless physical and information chain sources that lead to all the services maintaining public safety and ensure national security. Hardly we realized what if there are some faults and outages that will hinder the functioning of the power distribution?

Underground high voltage lines are ElecComm’s core business focus. We specialize in the installation, removal, and maintenance underground high and low voltage cables. Underground power applications are used where it is impossible and dangerous to use the overhead lines. We commonly install underground power lines in heavily populated areas, in factories, and even while supplying power from the overhead posts to the individual end-user. The space is the top consideration to install the underground networks. It can be impossible to channel through the rocks, or rivers and other waterbeds.

Many do not understand that underground power lines are the more economical solution in the long run. When installed in areas with high population, they do not require any right-of-way take-over. Overhead lines, however, often require right way permits in order to support facilities like towers, poles and etc. It is a big task to remove barriers for electrical clearances in the line path. It is the reason why delays and interruptions are encountered in the process.

Another great impact of underground high voltage lines is preserving the natural beauty and land value of the environment. Since the lines are underground, it does not affect or change the look of the community, scenic areas and historical sites normally preserved. It has an enormous impact in conserving the surroundings.

Moreover, underground high voltage lines installed underground has very minimal effect on climate conditions. The underground line system being reliable and dependable can handle even in times of extreme conditions such as flood, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Underground lines may not be prone to damages caused by strong winds, falling trees, and other calamities. Whatever adversities may happen, underground transmission is a dependable solution.

Corrective and preventive maintenance of underground cables is vital. In order to ensure the reliability and safety of power distribution system, continuous maintenance must be carried out annually. Frequency of cable faults and damages can be avoided and minimized. It is a normal thing to encounter faults and outages but repairs can be challenging. Recently with modern fault locating technologies, the process of locating the underground cable faults is now efficiently handled.

For more information regarding underground high voltage cable installation and maintenance services, contact Eleccomm.

Rethink Possibilities of Underground Cable Maintenance Procedures

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 07, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

With the growing demand for electrical power, the electrical industry is facing new challenges. Increasing governmental regulation results in electrical service providers operating within increasingly restrictive operational conditions. There is direct and indirect pressure on power utilities to lower the impact on the environment. As a result, underground cable systems are becoming the power distribution system installation method of choice.

The use of underground cables protects the lines and reduces outages, interruptions while simultaneously minimizing maintenance costs. Generally, transmission losses are low with the use of underground cables compared to overhead lines. The new underground cable arrangement with its exclusive features enables an enormous increase in power transmission capacity.

Corrective maintenance is a practice that can’t be ignored. We excel in the installation, maintenance, and testing of underground high-voltage cables. For more information contact ElecComm.

Reinforcing Electrical Systems

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 24, 2019
ElecComm - power line storm response in MA

Older buildings with ageing (and often) dangerously inadequate electrical systems are exceptionally prone to failure during winter and especially during winter storms. When temperature dips, the exceptional demand on the aging electrical components often surpass the ability to safely operate. Winter storm conditions stress even modern electrical systems.

Extreme temperatures cause deceleration to the mobile parts of an electrical system which makes them more difficult to monitor and control. For example, old circuit breakers that are designed to provide critical safety service can be slow to respond. It is fundamentally important to replace old electrical infrastructure and improve electrical insulation design as a preparation for winter weather.

Contact ElecComm to protect your business plant, property, equipment, and staff. In any storm-related power emergency know that we are ready to respond on moments notice.

Efficient Upgrading Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 10, 2019
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

High quality netting systems are a great investment for your golf course or range. Golf barrier netting is an essential piece of athletic equipment to ensure that golf balls stay where they belong; within the range or course. In addition to this, Golf Netting Systems keep both spectators and property safe from the damages associated with errant golf balls.

If you are the owner of a fairway or driving range, you are under a lawful commitment to safeguarding the viewers and homes surrounding the fairway or driving range. There are many brands of Golf Netting Systems, but not all are created equal.

This is why extreme caution must be taken when selecting the best Golf Barrier Netting System so that you get the best return on your investment. There is a need to upgrade the high-quality Golf Ball Barrier Netting System.

Below you will find the best additional benefits of having an efficient Golf Netting System at your course or range.

  • There are many legal reasons for installing a Golf Netting System at your range or course. Protecting golfers, their belongings, the vehicles nearby, and the spectators are the duty of the owner. Golf Nets can be installed in areas where an errant golf ball can create a potentially dangerous situation. It is imperative that said a system is properly installed to comply with all applicable laws and in order to prevent lawsuits.
  • Golf Netting is imperative to ensure spectator and player safety throughout the duration of a competition. With the addition of a Golf Netting system, you will be able to protect both players and spectators from being injured.
  • Golf Netting is the ideal solution to protect course or range property as well as a golfer and spectator property (for example cars in the parking lot). In addition to this, Golf Nets are an ideal solution for situations when a passer-by could become a target of a poorly hit ball.
  • Golf Nets also give you the ability to separate areas of the course from others. To put this into perspective, if a busy golf course also supports a driving range, a Golf Netting system is fundamental in establishing a barrier between the two.

Factors such as the safety needs of the area, surrounding properties, common weather conditions, efficiency, productivity, visual comfort and UV protection should all be taken into consideration. It is clear that the importance of Golf Netting Systems cannot be denied but not all nets are made equal making it necessary that you conduct research to determine the best netting system for your specific application.

For more tips on golf netting solution, contact ElecComm.

Advantages of Underground Cables

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 30, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

There are several advantages that are associated with the laying electric cables under the ground for transmitting electricity.

The following is a brief outline of these advantages.

Compared to overhead cables, underground cables are much safer. This is because underground electric cables are not exposed to the many dangers that ead power cables are exposed to.

It is cheaper to maintain underground cables over the course of time as compared to overhead ones. In practice, the cost of installing underground cables far exceeds what is associated with the installation of overhead ones. But once the underground cables have been installed, it is highly unlikely that will have to be repaired every now and then as it is the case with overhead electrical cable types.

Underground transmission of electricity is associated with reliability. This is because instances of constant disruption in the supply of power as a result of storms or faults that are associated with overhead transmission lines are not common when power transmission lines are laid underground.

For more information contact me ElecComm.


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