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ElecComm Crews Help Restore Power in NY

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 12, 2012

An electric line construction company from Wilmington, Mass., has been helping fix storm damage in New York City.

Crews from ElecComm worked Thursday to inspect the flooded, muck-filled utility tunnels that carry current to the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.

Before they descended into the manholes, a worker from New York based Bancker Construction used a 3,400 gallon vacuum truck to suck up the sand that coated the underground cables.

Ed Sellman says the cleaning process helps ensure that crew members are not "working in mud like pigs." It also helps them see what they're doing.

Workers need to visually inspect as much of the underground electrical system as they can for damage before the cables are re-energized.

It's slow, painstaking work.

Wall Street Journal

ElecComm is Hiring Underground Electrical Cable Installers and Pullers in Massachusetts

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ElecComm is currently looking for Underground Electrical Cable Installers and Pullers. Role and responsibilities includes: installing and constructing of plant and equipment; directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating; and incumbents work under general supervision.

The position includes directing and performing functions associated with cable, electrical equipment, and conduit to install, and/or remove. Operates trucks and equipment of any size in conjunction with inspecting, installing, connecting, disconnecting of conductors, and other plant and equipment. Assist or be assisted by personnel of a higher, equal, or lower rating for all tasks within the line of progression.

Must have full knowledge of: The Fundamentals of electricity; the layout, functions and construction of the underground electric system; the theory and practices of splicing, the standards and specifications for installation, removal and repair of he underground electric systems; the practices, principles of operations and the proper applications of equipment as prescribed by the Company for safety and first aid.

For more information, click UG Lineworker Leader, or contact ElecComm by calling 866-466-2931.

ElecComm Begins Fiber Splicing for the Open Cape Project

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 04, 2012

ElecComm splice crews commenced fiber splicing on the Open Cape Project. Crews are installing fiber optic cable ends into Coyote splice enclosures. The cable ends will be butt spliced together in order to complete the main run or backbone cable for the project. Each splice location needs to have a 144 fiber strands fusion spliced together. Once the backbone is complete, work will begin on laterals – connecting municipal buildings, businesses , and communication hubs.

Picture of Splice TrayDisplays ID tag showing directions of the cable is going. This cable routes towards Fall River.Picture of fiber splice tray which hold the strands of fiber secure and neat. Each fiber  tray holds 48 fusion splices.  Technicians complete three splice trays for a total of 144 fusion splices per location.Display of a Coyote aerial splice enclosure.  Splice enclosures are an air tight container that helps keep the fibers strands and fusion splices dry and clean.
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ECC Has Installed 50 Miles of ADSS Fiber Optic Cable Since Awarded the Open Cape Project in 2011

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ElecComm was awarded the Open Cape Project in 2011 and since then has installed 50 miles of ADSS fiber optic cable. The backbone will run from Brockton Mass to Provincetown and the other run will go from Providence, Rhode Island to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Once the backbone is installed Open Cape will install lateral cables that will run into customer space to provide them with service.

ElecComm was also awarded a Fiber to the tower project for Lightower. This project encompasses all ADSS fiber being placed in the power space on the utility poles. ElecComm performs many tasks such as pole transfers, rebuilds, plant extensions, fusion splicing, mass fusion splicing and 24 hour restoration response for Utility companies.

Need more information? Contact ElecComm by clicking here or call 866-466-2931.

4000 Without Power in Boston - ElecComm Crews Mobilizes to Assist NStar Restore Power

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 15, 2012

ElecComm crews mobilized to the City of Boston to assist NStar with the restoration of power and have worked around the clock. There are still 4000 without power.

ElecComm responded to the NSTAR power outage with several crews and helped to restore power to the City of Boston. ElecComm crews ran 13,000 Volt lines along Stuart St. and spliced cable. They also ran cable in the Marriott downtown. ElecComm was ready and dispatched to various locations in the City of Boston.

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Below is the original article from Boston.com:

BOSTON — About 4,000 customers remain without power a day and a half after a smoky electrical transformer fire in Boston's Back Bay area knocked out electricity to about 21,000.

NStar crews worked through the night into Thursday morning.

NStar said the goal is to get everyone back online by about noon Thursday.

The utility installed temporary cables and dozens of generators to bring back power until permanent repairs can be made, but the extensive work was taking longer than first expected.

There were still traffic restrictions, but no problems were reported. The Massachusetts Turnpike's Exit 22 ramps to Copley Square and Prudential Center were closed to allow for the electrical work.

All subway stations in the area reopened Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Boston.com


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