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Criticality of Heat and Cold-Shrink Splicing in Underground High/Low Voltage Installation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 14, 2020
ElecComm - underground high-voltage installation in Boston, MA

When laying underground high voltage cable systems, one must understand the criticality of cold shrink and heat shrink tubing. These tubing are used for splicing, terminating and serves as an environmental seal on LV (Low-Voltage) and MV (Medium-Voltage) cables. These two types of tubes look similar on the outside but have different internal characteristics. They have different applications, installation techniques and physical properties.

Heat-Shrink Tubing is a pre-stretched shrinkable plastic tube that requires a heat source during installation. It contains a polyolefin material that is contracted to form an environmental seal protection to the joint or cable. It is ideal for industrial or commercial projects that require a chemical-resistant tubing and when serving low temperature environments.

Cold-Shrink Tubing is a factory-expanded rubber sleeve with an open end and assembled onto a supporting removable plastic core. Cold shrink tubing is installed by applying a gentle unwinding motion to release it from the core. It offers a quicker and safer installation process as compared to heat shrink tubing installation.

Cold shrink tubing is the preferred material for insulating wires, terminals, joints and connections in electrical work. You may also use it when repairing bundle of wires together and as a protection for small wires from minor abrasion. It requires to be stored in a controlled setting wherein temperature does not go beyond 43 degrees Celsius.

Both heat-shrink and cold-shrink splicing is an important step to protect spliced cables from environmental elements that may ingress within. It is an essential part of distribution circuits and DSS line re-conductoring for capacity works.

For more information about underground high or low voltage installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground Power Lines Installation Services

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 16, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Businesses across Boston is upgrading their power infrastructure by installing underground high voltage cable systems. Most business owners have long accepted the long-term advantages of underground power lines and the overall value that they deliver. Clearly underground lines offer the best protection of the asset against man and mother nature. Wind, rain and snow increasingly take down dated overhead power line distribution systems. Power disruption can and should be a thing of the past.

ElecComm’s underground high voltage cable solutions across Boston, MA guarantee that companies are less likely to experience power outages and the associated cost to business operations. Both the residential developers and commercial sectors alike benefit from underground power implementation. Engineering a solution that works for you is as easy as giving us a call. We’ve been supplying Boston with underground power solutions for decades now and we are prepared to move you and your business smartly forward.

To find out more about the benefits and advantages of underground high voltage systems, contact ElecComm.

Underground Cabling Systems Decrease Operational Downtime for Businesses in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 03, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Underground cable systems are now being applied by more commercial businesses in New England. Recurring power outages caused by harsh winter weather have compelled numerous companies to upgrade their infrastructure to underground high voltage cable systems.

Snowstorms, ice, and wind are common occurrences during winter. In the past, overhead power and telecommunication lines have posed major concerns and issues to many businesses after storms. Not only because they are susceptible to downed lines but also in due to the public safety concerns these downed lines pose. In many cases, restoration of power is more difficult and risky because of the harsh weather. With that being said, restoration efforts can often take days before normal operation can resume. This can result in large operational costs and massive decreases in revenue.

Underground cabling systems addressed the common overhead line issues that result from winter storms and reduce or remove downtime for many businesses. Underground cabling system in Boston, MA are more secure and are not exposed to the elements. Thus, they are less prone to damage and malfunction.

To find out more about underground cabling system installation, contact EleCcomm.

Advantages of Underground High Voltage Cable System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 10, 2018
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA

Many companies and commercial infrastructure are using underground high voltage cable systems because of the many advantages it offers in communication and data transfers. Here are few advantages of underground power systems:

Compared to overhead power lines that are prone to environmental hazards, underground cables are much safer because they are buried making the risk for danger minimal. It also presents a better view in urban, historic or in environmentally protected areas since the cables are situated below ground and are not visible. Moreover, underground high voltage cables in Boston, MA requires less maintenance since faulty lines are less likely to occur because of the layers of insulation and mechanical protection that are applied. Voltage drop and power surges are reduced in underground power lines due to the protective properties that are designed to lessen these common electrical issues.

If you are planning to upgrade your electric and communication distribution system, you might want to consider an underground high voltage cable setup. Contact ElecComm for removal of your traditional overhead cables and for information on installation of your new underground distribution structure.

Underground High Voltage Systems Bolster Power System Reliability

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

The rising demand for continuous electricity increases the need for a stable and reliable power system. The soil serves as natural protection against the weather elements, which makes underground high voltage cable systems a viable option for businesses in sustaining an uninterrupted power supply. An underground electrical distribution system is the most cost-effective solution for companies and industries located in areas that are affected by extreme weather patterns.

Burying wires underground provides an aesthetic appeal to the over-all visual impact of the area since the tangle of bundled wires are all neatly hidden out-of-site. Thus, an underground cable system project is most beneficial to businesses and communities that want to preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings.

On the other hand, dependable underground high voltage cable systems in Wilmington, MA are equipped with appropriate electrical fault detection systems and circuit protection gear. While damage is less likely and maintenance is far less when wires are buried underground, identification and isolation of electrical faults can be challenging. However, as a remedy to this, time domain reflectometry equipments can accurately tract and monitor the existence of these electrical faults, enabling power system engineers to act timely in critical situations.

ElecComm is committed to the advancement of underground cable systems. Our top of the line equipment bolster the safety and reliable daily operation of businesses. Our highly trained technicians and engineers are always ready to correspond to every electrical installation and maintenance needs. For more about the benefits of underground cable systems, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cables: Powering and Empowering the Modern World - Providence, RI

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, July 03, 2014

Underground high voltage cable installation in Providence RI solves the obstruction in certain operations caused by existing overhead power transmission lines. That is why this underground cable system has become the backbone of most modern day power transmission infrastructure. It has been an economical and effective alternative to overhead power lines, expanding its reach through up-to-date technology.

Underground high voltage cables are powering and empowering today’s world. They have a unique and versatile way of transmitting and supplying electric power. They are out of sight and therefore do not cause impediments to commercial and industrial processes.

In days past, these underground power transmitters were very expensive for installation and maintenance. But today, the cost differential between underground cables and overhead lines are decreasing. This is because of minimized cost production methods, enhanced installation techniques, upgraded technology, improved monitoring, and increased durability and reliability. For all these reasons, more power project developers in Providence RI choose underground high voltage cable installation instead of overhead.

Underground high voltage cable systems can absorb emergency power loads better. They can assist in transmitting power across areas where land is unavailable for overhead lines installation, where land value must be maintained for future expansion and development, or where land is an environmental or a natural heritage site. Their benefits also include supplying power across areas which have natural obstacles or with dense population.

Be powered in the best way. Visit ElecComm now to learn more about the latest options for underground high voltage cable systems installation, removal, and maintenance

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