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

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 16, 2018
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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 Networks Means Fewer Outages during Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017
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Winter is right around the corner. While winter can bring a lot of exciting events and activities, the weather conditions can also cause quite a few inconveniences, one of which is power outages. Power outages in the winter can pose serious threats because of the frigid temperatures. But, there is a way to minimize these outages, with underground high voltage cable networks instead of overhead power lines.

Installing underground power lines reduces the chance of power outages during heavy snowfall and winter wind and ice storms. Mainly, because they are buried underground which means they are not exposed to the weather conditions like overhead power lines. During winter, power outages are most often caused by extreme weather, and restoring power can also take longer as a result.

Secondly, winter power outages are prevented by choosing underground high voltage cable installation because they can't be caused by damaged poles. Fallen, damaged, or broken poles can be caused by weather directly or by auto accidents caused by the slippery winter driving conditions. When lines are buried, poles are no longer required.

Underground cable and power line installation in cities where winter weather conditions present challenges are cost effective over time because of the reduced repair and maintenance costs associated with winter weather. To find out more, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks: The Beauty is that they are Hidden Below-Ground

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 17, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Today more and more underground high voltage cable or UHVC networks are replacing overhead cable networks mainly because of the varied benefits that come with installing cables underground rather than hanging overhead.

There are many different reasons why underground power lines are more preferred in communities over their overhead counterparts. But, there seems to be one significant benefit that stands out – the reduced exposure of these UHVC networks to the damage caused by extreme weather conditions. With the underground set-up, power lines are protected against harsh elements like snow, wind and damage to poles. Because the cable networks are not exposed, power outage caused by weather are essentially eliminated. This also leads to lower costs on maintenance and repair.

In addition to protection against the elements, underground high voltage cable installation in MA preserve the integrity of areas of historical and environmental value. This is good news for residents and investors in these areas because there are no unsightly towers, wires or poles to reduce the property value of high-end and historical communities.

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

Underground High Voltage Cables for Safe and Reliable Power and Telecommunication Services - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Underground high voltage cable networks have been replacing overhead cable networks. This is done for several reasons. One significant purpose is to make these cable networks less exposed to extreme weather conditions such as storms that often result to outages. Aside from that, the replacements are also done for aesthetic purposes.

Through the process called “undergrounding”, replacing overhead power lines with underground cables is done safely and effectively. One of the methods done in undergrounding is underground high voltage cable installation in Wilmington, MA. Although overhead power lines are typically cheaper, they are more prone to damage due to extreme weather conditions. The damages can cause power outages that in extreme cases cannot be restored for many days. Telecommunications will be put in difficult situations which would result in failure in corporate communications. During these long outages, there is a big impact to businesses resulting from delays in production of commodities and services. In effect, consumers are burdened by the lack of supply and are the first to experience the discomfort brought about by power outage.

With that being said, underground power lines are adapted by electric and telecommunication companies nowadays. Underground lines need lesser maintenance and repair because they are better protected against weather and other extreme conditions that can impact overhead lines easily. This greatly reduces the costs in paying for regular checks and frequent repairs in overhead cable networks. In addition, underground lines are more difficult to modify after the cables have been installed. As compared to overhead power lines that are easily tapped, rerouted or modified, underground lines are more secure from the threats of crime and theft in the cyber industry. In the present days, it is no wonder why underground voltage cable networks are phenomenally rising in popularity. They are safer, more reliable and can provide uninterrupted power and telecommunication services that are crucial in day to day living.

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

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Helps Prevent Costly Disturbance or Damage in Distribution and Transmission - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Often power outages caused by natural calamities leave many electric utility executives, government officials, regulators, and consumers contemplating the advantages of installing underground electric cable networks rather than overhead. Leaving power lines above-ground between poles make these networks more susceptible to damage by falling trees, migrating birds, heavy rain or snowfall, strong winds, and other extreme weather conditions. This can all result in disturbance or damage to overhead distribution and transmission which can be costly for anyone affected. Loss of power can often be prevented with underground power lines.

Although installing overhead power lines are typically more economical, there are downsides that make underground high voltage cable installation in Wilmington, MA a more ideal alternative. For instance, overhead power lines are more susceptible to damage which can cause long hours of power outages. There may be scenarios where the damages due to weather can take days or weeks to be repaired costing millions of dollars in revenue to affected businesses. The tangible and intangible impacts challenge the electric utility industry to look for other means of installing electric distribution and transmission systems. This makes undergrounding power lines a more ideal alternative.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable networks, contact ElecComm.

Why Choose Underground High Voltage Cable Networks? –- Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 15, 2016

In years past there were reasons for power lines to be overhead. However today there are valid reasons along with the technology for power lines to be buried underground. The cost of installing underground power lines is more expensive than the cost of placing the power lines overhead. But this difference is offset by the many advantages of burying power lines underground.

Underground high voltage cable networks have several advantages over overhead power lines. These include reduced magnetic interference because electric fields decay quickly when immersed in a conductor like the earth, and reduced exposure to weather including lightning and wind that can cause damage to the power lines.

Because of the many advantages of burying power lines, underground high voltage cable installation in MA and in other areas are now becoming much more common. As a matter of fact, areas that have historic and environmental significance are now choosing to bury power lines in order to preserve the area and to minimize significant risks to placing power lines overhead where they are exposed to wind, lightning, rain, and interference from trees.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installations Serve Many Different Purposes - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 16, 2016

Underground high voltage cable installation in Wilmington, MA puts the utility wires that are usually overhead, underground. This type of installation serves many different purposes. Undergrounding wires is often done in applications where using overhead power lines may not be practical or recommended.

Installing underground high voltage cable networks helps preserve the beauty of a location especially if it is being preserved for historical, cultural, or environmental value. Underground power cables also has other financial benefits which explains why more and more investors and municipalities have become interested in this alternative.

Unlike overhead power lines, underground power lines are less susceptible to damages cost by environmental factors such as strong winds, heavy downpour, migrating birds, falling poles, swaying trees, and even wild fire. When wires and poles are sent underground unlike the usual installations where the power cables are hanged and attached to distant poles, the underground power lines become less likely to get damaged.

Because the underground high voltage cable networks are not exposed to harsh weather or falling power line poles which significantly improves the reliability of the power system year round.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable networks, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks are More Advantages with Respect to Overall Performance and Environmental Acceptance - Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 21, 2016

As the demand for electric power increases, distributors need to develop high voltage networks to address the demand. Overhead power lines have been the preferred choice because of the lower installation costs. But the advances in cross-linked polyethylene insulation have achieved a lower total system cost for underground high voltage cable networks, making them a viable alternative.

Compared to overhead power lines, underground power lines are more advantageous with respect to overall performance and environmental acceptance. They promise low energy loss and improved transmission reliability. Additionally, the environmental invisibility of underground power lines makes them more acceptable in locations where the environment is highly protected.

The underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA can be completed faster as well, because everything is done underground. The installation process is not deterred by harsh weather conditions so installation can be completed on time. In regards to harsh weather, there is also reduced risk of network failure because the power lines are safely underground.

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

Underground High Voltage Cable Installations Minimize Power Failures - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 30, 2016

The underground high voltage cable installations in Wilmington, MA have proven advantageous in many different applications. They have been successful in minimizing the amount of time that lives are disrupted by power failure due from damage to overhead power lines.

Electrical cables are strung overhead across the country in addition to overhead telephone, internet, and cable lines. Hurricanes, tornadoes, strong wind, and accidents with poles wreak havoc on existing electrical systems every year causing utility outages inconvenience homes and businesses in the affected areas. These scenarios call for an alternative to overhead power lines. This is why the concept of underground power lines is growing in popularity.

Because underground high voltage cable networks or UHVC networks are installed below the ground, they are not prone to damage caused by extreme weather and other disasters. Because the cable networks are covered and protected, they are less susceptible to damage from falling trees or auto accidents. As a result, power outages are decreased and people and businesses can continue on without the inconvenience of an outage.

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

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Is Better for Cost and Convenience Compared to Overhead Power Lines - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 28, 2016

One benefit of underground high voltage cable installation in Wilmington, MA is the lesser visual and environmental impact. Underground installation is advantageous for those areas that need electric power but that are protected for historical and environmental value which renders overhead power lines inadvisable or inapplicable.

Installing underground high voltage cable networks requires a narrower band of land compared to overhead power lines. Because the power cables are situated underground, they are less susceptible to the impact of severe weather. End-users also benefit from lower transmission loss and a lower magnetic field than overhead power lines. Additionally, they are protected from falling trees, accidents to poles and other factors that cause damage to exposed overhead power lines.

The cost of installing underground power lines can be offset by the long-term cost benefits. In addition to significantly reduced maintenance costs, they also incur little repair costs because they are less likely to experience damage.

To find out more about underground high voltage cable installation, contact ElecComm.


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