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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.

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.

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Advantages of Using Underground High Voltage Cable

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 18, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal and maintenance of electric/communications distribution systems. For almost twenty years now, we’ve served municipalities across New England with underground and overhead electrical distribution system installation, maintenance, and removal services. Today we thought we’d share with you why municipalities invest so heavily in underground power distribution systems. Here are other advantages of using underground cables:

  • Appropriate in areas where overhead lines are complicated and not feasible to install
  • Low upkeep required
  • Minimal voltage drops
  • Lower fault incidence
  • Less prone to short circuits because they are less exposed to environmental elements
  • Theft and illegal connection issues are reduced
  • Does not endanger wildlife or low flying aircraft

Looking at these advantages, underground cable power lines offer more safe and secure power solutions for urban environments. To learn more about underground high voltage cable system, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable: an Effective Alternative and Solution for Electric/Communications Distribution Systems - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 12, 2014

Underground high voltage cables are used when overhead lines are inappropriate or impractical to install in some locations in and around Wilmington. They not only are an effective alternative but they are also a justifiable solution for critical circumstances.

The superiority of underground high voltage cables in Wilmington, MA lies in their ability to reduce the visual impact in areas of natural beauty and to minimize potential health risks in areas close to communities and habitats. The increased security of supply has significantly lessened if not eliminated transmission losses and power disruptions resulting from extreme weather condition.

High voltage cables can be established underground with the use of modern technology. These underground cables are usually buried, installed in a tunnel, or contained in a concrete and covered trough. The number of UHVCs may double if a high capacity is required in the area.

Often underground high voltage cables are not preferred because the related costs are higher than that of overhead lines. However, the additional costs incurred can be offset by the use of less expensive XLPE cables which are insulated using plastic rather than oil. Also, the substantial benefits of less maintenance and repairs, and fewer power outages from the application of UHVCs can compensate for the over-and-above expenses

To find out more about the different applications of underground cables, contact the ElecComm.

Wind Turbines Require Underground Electric Cable

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 18, 2013

The wind energy industry in the U.S. received good news recently. With the extension of the Production Tax Credit, which financially supports many of the country’s wind energy projects, the industry has managed to secure at least another year of dynamic growth.

Massachusetts has become one of the leaders in wind energy. While most people think only turbines are needed, underground electric cables are needed to connect the power generated by the turbines to the energy grid.

Wind farms require wind turbines and miles of underground electric cable. The wind power industry needs electric cables that span all the various voltages because wind turbines transmit power from the generators to ground-based equipment through large cables.

To ensure that your wind power project is successfully connected to the grid, contact ElecComm to install the project’s underground cabling.


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