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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.

Underground High Voltage Cable Systems Prevent Recurring Power Outages in Businesses

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 27, 2018
ElecComm Power Infrastructure - Boston, MA

A notable number of businesses are now upgrading their electrical infrastructure to underground cabling system. The numerous power outages that have occurred in the previous years due to weather can be attributed almost entirely to overhead lines.

As winter approaches, snow accumulation, ice and wind can pose threats to overhead power lines. Snapped cables, fallen electric poles, downed trees, and other related damage is common when the weather is treacherous. These scenarios are eliminated with underground electric cables. Underground high voltage cables in Boston, MA are much safer and because they are no longer exposed to environmental forces, thus the occurrence of power outages can be massively reduced. Additionally, higher protective systems are also applied to the latest infrastructure to secure the entire setup.

Winter is the most challenging time for operations for many industries due to outages. Businesses cannot afford power outages that disrupt normal operations. In order to ensure business continuity despite tough weather, many business are now shifting to underground power cable lines for a safer and more secure power.

Contact ElecComm to find out more information about underground high voltage cable installation.

Systems for Detecting Faults In Underground Cable Systems Must be Powerful and Cost Effective

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 16, 2018
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

As underground cable systems become more widespread, a less invasive fault detection process is imperative. Once underground high voltage cable systems are in place, excavation of the entire cable system to locate faults and subsequent repair is not economically sound. Moreover, digging the whole length of the fault section increases the risk of accidents and damage to cables and surrounding properties. Time domain reflectometry provides the most accurate location of defects in underground cable systems.

Using pulses of radio frequency transmitted through the affected cable, a time domain reflectometer, also known as TDR, has an integrated timer that measures the frequency travel along the wire and records the time until the frequency is reflected back. Using a set of standards values for materials at various lengths, a disparity in the cable can be accurately pinpointed based on time. Any disparity in an underground high voltage cable installation in Wilmington, MA, means a change in impedance. Wire impedance tells the wire’s ability to transit pulses, thus a change in impedance translates to a change in recorded time.

ElecComm service personnel are equipped with the necessary skills in the operation and data analysis of TDRs for a cost-effective maintenance and repair of underground cabling system. ElecComm fully grasps the critical nature of underground cables in electrical systems and is committed in ensuring the continuous electrical power that is essential in business operations and productivity. For more about maintenance and repair of underground power cable systems, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installations Mitigate Economic Losses from Massive Blackouts in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 07, 2017
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

Replacing overhead power and telecommunication lines with underground cables is gaining ground across public utility companies in the Northeast. Extreme winter weather patterns that cause massive blackouts have prompted companies and federal state governments to consider a shift to underground high voltage cable systems.

Widespread blackouts due to snowstorms are a major public safety concern. Classes and work are suspended during outages resulting in decreased economic activity. When these power outages are prolonged over a period of days or weeks, overhead power line maintenance and repair are not cost effective. Businesses that run 24-hour operations as well as large industries with high production volume will be compelled to procure expensive generators and fuel or shutdown. In fact, as means of reducing maintenance costs, most generator systems in large offices and industrial complexes are actually complemented by an underground cabling system in addition to the overhead power lines installed by public utility companies.

From a corporate perspective, when economic losses outweigh the cost of maintaining overhead power lines, underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is highly recommended. Though the majority of power lines across the country remain overhead, careful study per location should be made on a case-to-case basis.

Cost estimation and feasibility studies for community-wide or partial underground high voltage cable installation on many areas are on-going. It is best to consult an electrical system construction company in your own area. For more on underground high voltage cables, contact Eleccom.


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