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Thanksgiving Reflections from Our Team to Yours

- Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thanksgiving Reflections from Our Team to Yours

We have all been challenged this year. But, never have we felt closer to our family, staff, customers, and vendors. For this we can give Thanks. The Covid-19 pandemic challenged our business as it did each and every business across our great nation. But, we would like to share with you the positives that came out of this experience.

Our families, our staff, our customers, and our vendors all remind us of the blessing it is to own and operate. The support that you have all provided, and continue to provide, during one of the most troubling and challenging times in American history is nothing short of humbling. That we in our own way returned some of that support to you has us arriving this Thanksgiving season with a deeper appreciation for our relationship with you. We move forward with an extraordinary focus to ensure that the quality of our service meets your needs, expectations, and earns your continued and highly valued trust. We do this with confidence that, together, we all will make it through the unique challenges that lay ahead.

In many ways we have more to be thankful for this year than ever before. This Thanksgiving season, we continue to reflect, recognize, give thanks, and be warmed by you all. As always, we invite you to contact us anytime with ideas, questions, and/or concerns. Thank you, and sincere "Happy Thanksgiving" wishes to you all!

ElecComm Fleets for Quick Power Restoration Efforts

- Thursday, November 19, 2020
ElecComm power restoration assets

The winter snow is beautiful. Families love it for good reason. But electrical utility providers know that snow turns to ice, ice is heavy, and ultimately wreak havoc on overhead power utility lines. We exist to rapidly respond to power emergencies.

Here are some of the various ElecComm power restoration assets that are prepared, checked, and ready to rapidly respond to any emergency:

  • Man-lift Bucket Trucks
  • Material Bucket Trucks
  • Cable Truck
  • Cable Load Lugger
  • Digger Derrick
  • Underground Cable Puller
  • Splice vans(Step Van)
  • Aerial Splice Van
  • Cable Trailer(heavy duty)
  • Cable Trailer(light duty)
  • Cable Pulling Machine
  • Fiber Optic Trailer
  • Generators(Hydraulic)
  • Fiber Optic Pulling Machines
  • Fiber Cube Van
  • Pick-up Trucks
  • Rod/Puller

In the event of technical glitches in the power poles due to strong wind and fallen trees, don't hesitate to contact ElecComm. Our team is always ready to respond 24/7.

ElecComm Is Prepared to Recover You From Boston’s Winter Storm

- Thursday, November 12, 2020
ElecComm - Storm Response Team, Boston, MA

ElecComm team is prepared and ready for the damaging Boston winter weather that wreaks havoc on the regional electrical grid. Winter power outages are increasingly common in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the rest of New England. Once again, we’re geared-up and ready to rapidly respond to any interruption within the commercial power grid system. Bookmark this link to our electrical emergency storm response team.

As you know, power outages negatively affect residents and businesses alike. Numerous critical services are disabled to include some life-sustaining medical equipment that has limited or no emergency backup battery capability. Time is of the essence for repair of any power disruption, and we run away from all electrical repair companies in terms of rapid and quality electrical power problem resolution services. The ElecComm power emergency response team remains on standby 24/7 and ready to respond on moments notice. We serve public and private utility companies as well as private businesses across Boston and the entire New England region. For more information on storm response and power restoration, contact us.

Underground High Voltage Cable Network Solutions For Boston Mass

- Thursday, November 05, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

As the demand for electric power grows in Massachusetts, distributors are developing high voltage cable networks that are faster and more efficient. Overhead power lines have always been the preferred choice because of their affordable cost. However, in terms of performance and environmental acceptance, underground power lines are a more favorable alternative.

Underground high voltage cable networks here in Boston are the preferred solutions for new power distribution needs for a host of reasons. Since the cables are located below the ground, the entire system is shielded from environmental and man-made stressors that take down overhead power solutions. No power system is completely risk free. With that said, it is easy to understand the toll that severe Boston winter weather and downed trees alone have on unprotected above-ground power lines. That same harsh winter places a comparatively harsh corrosion burden upon above ground lines while the buried cable network is largely protected from the same.

Underground high voltage cable installations here in Boston offer additional advantages for power distributors. An underground network of high voltage cables is faster to install and offer a large degree of beautification to the Boston skyline. These cables are strategically engineered to minimize energy loss, improve transmission reliability, and reduce risk of network failure.

To find out more about the advantages and applications for underground cable networks, contact ElecComm.

Proper Planning of Cable Pulling System Saves Time and Yields Optimum Productivity

- Thursday, October 29, 2020
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Solution, Boston, MA

A successful cable pulling experience is achieved once proper planning is being worked out correctly. With the use of the proper tools and necessary thorough preparation, the actual process will save time and yields optimum productivity in the job site. A little anticipation or creative thinking on the work to be done will save the cost of doing the re-pulling cable runs that will be damaged during the initial installation.

There are different factors to be considered in the pre-planning stage before the actual cable pulling is done. Before starting work on the job site, installers or technicians will identify the type of environment. It is a common mistake to pull cable when it has been stored in a cold environment. In this case, the insulation will be affected and is conducive to cracking or splitting even with minimal pulling tension. Hence, damaged insulation is like compared to no insulation at all in the future. Adding more the moisture will affect the cables than others. It will affect the insulation and capability of the cable. Whatever the cable type is, it is of utmost importance to seal the cable ends with an approved sealing method.

A productive cable installation will require essential knowledge and understanding on the basics of cable. It is highly important to identify the cable type and specification, the temperature, checking the moisture, set up the cable route and the necessary hardware for cable support. In addition, the proper scheduling of multiple cable runs to be pulled at one time will reduce labor costs and only then it is assumed that the cable pulling will be successful.

For more tips on telecommunication network installation, contact ElecComm.

Telecommunication Network Installation, Maintenance, and Testing Services

- Thursday, October 22, 2020
ElecComm - Bosotn, MA

Empowering Boston-area business owners with safe, secure, and reliable data transmission is the sole focus of our telecommunication network team here in Boston, MA. Here’s a quick reference to the specialized network installation services provided here by your team of ElecComm professionals:

  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Site Survey
  • Installation of fiber plant including (ISP) Inside Plant and (OSP)Outside Plant all aspects
  • Installation of FDP(Fiber Distribution Panel), Wall Box splice boxes
  • Installation of OSP splice enclosures including aerial enclosures pedestals
  • Installation of network center and fiber hub equipment
  • Deployment of CWDM and PON network
  • Deployment of 10gig network
  • Deployment of FTTT network
  • Deployment of FTTH and cell backhaul network
  • Deployment of Municipal networks
  • Deployment of Metro fiber rings
  • Deployment of Utility/Smart Grid networks

We provide a host of other telecommunication network services that we welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally. Those service include (but are not limited to):

  • Underground Network Construction
  • Overhead Network Construction
  • Fiber Splicing
  • Network Installation
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Emergency Restoration

Teaming with a proven telecommunication network support provider is a profitable business endeavor. Team with us. Contact ElecComm.

Importance of Electrical System Upgrades As Winter Prep

- Thursday, October 15, 2020
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Electrical system support provider’s worst enemy is winter weather. The end users of your power systems count on uninterrupted power. In areas primarily supported by overhead power lines, this is an unrealistic expectation. Rapid-response problem resolution is expected and will largely drive the reputation of the electrical support provider. That’s when ElecComm’s Storm Response Team” becomes Boston-area’s electrical service provider’s best friend.

We encourage any and all of you to get ahead of the game and establish a relationship with our Storm Response Team. You need to know exactly how well we are equipped, staffed, and our reputation for minimizing the time required for emergency electrical repair across Boston. So when your systems go down, we’ll deliver upon your expectation management as we have for all our Boston-area customers for years now.

But just to be clear, we are so much more than an electrical emergency response force. We constantly repair and replace aging electrical infrastructure. In fact, we have an entire division dedicated to underground high/low voltage cable installation, removal, and repair.

We are the region’s most trusted electric and communications line construction company. We forge strategic partnerships that not only limit the impact of weather emergencies but empower you with dependable and value-bases services that improve our client’s reputation and profitability.

Know that ElecComm is always ready to respond to your electrical power system upgrades and maintenance needs. Contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cabling Service and Consultation Services

- Thursday, October 08, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Today we focus on the high voltage consultation side of our business services. We’ve delivered underground cable repair and maintenance services across Boston for years now. But our focus is first and foremost about the safe execution of high voltage cable operations. So let’s talk high voltage safety for a moment.

A strong high voltage operations and safety record does not come by accident. Strong attention to detail is required to achieve this result. It is of extreme importance to prevent accidents from underground services. Severe injuries or fatal damages are avoided when you take specialized care to avoid damaging underground cables. Strict compliance of the Home, Safety and Environment rules (HSE), while seemingly overly constrictive, provide the necessary constraints regarding digging near underground cables that protect equipment and personnel alike.

High voltage service operations demand the use of heavy and powerful machinery that can and do crush cables. If the cable is hot, this leads to explosion, flame, and exposure to high energy. This often results in severe burns to hands, face, and body even if protective clothing is being worn. Worst scenario people will be injured or killed by electric shock. Detailed advanced planning must be accomplished before ground is broke. Detailed excavation and line addressment planning is a core competency of the professions here at ElecComm.

Before you dig, allow us the privilege to develop and execute your high voltage operations plan. We’re confident no entity can do this for you more effectively and at the value pricing offered by us here at ElecComm. To get started, contact ElecComm.

Winter is Coming and You WILL Lose Power – We’re Boston’s Storm Response Team

- Wednesday, September 30, 2020
ElecComm - Storm Response Team, Boston, MA

For years now, ElecComm has served as Boston’s electrical repair emergency response team. The brutal Boston weather produces high winds that knock over trees and any power line in the near vicinity. Even on the calmest winter weather (that will soon arrive us), snow and ice send branches tumbling and onto power lines. We’re proud of the fact that over the years, we’ve promptly responded to power emergencies across Boston to return power to both public and private entities, often times, in a lifesaving manner.

Another issue with extreme temperatures is that consumer demand for energy is higher. Heat pumps are operating continuously, emergency heat systems and electric space heaters are running as well. If temperature extremes are worse than forecast and/or happen faster than forecast, the utility providers may not have planned for or had enough time to bring sufficient generation online to support the demand. This can result in local or widespread overloads that may cause service to some neighborhoods to go offline automatically or switch to rotating blackouts. We’ve seen it all and we’ve been a trusted source to solve Boston power emergencies. For more information on power line emergency response or infrastructure repair and/or electrical augmentation services, contact ElecComm.

Underground Cable Maintenance Service

- Thursday, September 24, 2020
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Overhead and underground electrical cables require periodic maintenance to maximize their functional reliability and lifespan. If you manage underground power cable systems in or around Boston, ElecComm is your trusted source for line maintenance services.

Buried electrical wires are susceptible to faults caused by nature (water, dirt), failure of molded joints in splices, and of course the all too often break during excavation. Locating the underground cable faults can be an impossible task for anyone but seasoned electrical line professionals. The repairs can be both challenging and time-consuming but when armed with the latest in fault-locating technologies, this process is streamlined and affordably executed. We verify and optimize the integrity and condition of ground connections, cable joints, and splices to eliminate threats to service continuity.

In any power distribution system, proper preventative maintenance is crucial and an often overlooked necessity. Our core competency is power distribution systems empowers you to operate with confidence that disruption of electrical line service can be a thing of the past for anything other than an errant back hoe cut. Contact ElecComm to get things started.

Underground High Voltage Cables for Clear Skies and Safer Streets

- Thursday, September 17, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

ElecComm has delivered underground high and low voltage cable installation, upgrade, and maintenance services across the greater Boston area for years now. The installation of underground high voltage cable offers multiple benefits. Municipality managers dramatically improve the appearance of their local by eliminating poles and overhead wires. More importantly, though, it improves the reliability and safety of your city’s electrical system.

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. We install and service all cable sizes including, not limited to: 1000Kcml, 700, 500, 300, 250, 1/0, and 2str. Here’s a list of some of the specific services that we deliver to public and private enterprises across Boston:

  • Copper or Aluminum Cable
  • URD Installations
  • Rod/Rope and brush ducts
  • Pump and Clean MH's
  • Fiber Optic and Cable Installation and Splicing
  • Inner Duct Installation
  • All Grounding

In harsh weather climates like Boston, underground power lines offer a cost-effective solution for improved power reliability and safety. We specialize in this area. Contact ElecComm anytime.

Fiber Optic Cable: Achieve Dependability in the Quality of Service

- Monday, September 07, 2020
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

Fiber optic network support services, like what we provide across the greater Boston area, provides data integrity backed by years of technical excellence. Businesses across Boston are switching and upgrading to Fiber optic networks at a pace like never before and ElecComm is leading the way.

Fiber-optic networks are faster, more reliable, and more durable compared to their counterparts and provide continuous, high-speed connectivity needed in today’s business operations. Further, as a short overview of how it works, Fiber optic cables consist of bundles of narrow, long strands of glass that transmit light over long distances. The process is called a total internal reflection in which the light bounces along the walls of the cable core, which are lined with mirrors. Because the speed of light is fast, the speed of fiber optic networks is fast too.

We install, repair, and maintain fiber optic networks as a core competency of our business. Your data networks are something to be very selectively entrusted. We are Boston’s selectively entrusted fiber optic network professionals. Let us go to work for you. Contact ElecComm.

Boston’s Electrical Service Leader Offers Advice During any Electrical Emergency

- Friday, August 28, 2020
ElecComm - Bosotn, MA

Most of you realize that ElecComm provides Boston business with a wide-range of electrical support services. This includes any number of emergency power support solutions from simple on-site power outages to natural disaster storm response. Today, let’s focus on the on-site power emergencies and how you and we work together to resolve.

When a power emergency strikes a business or project site, it is common for panic to be the first instinctual reaction. In order to keep all safe and to rapidly return to normal business operations, having an electrical contingency response plan in place is fundamentally important. That’s where we come in.

In any project or construction sites, there is always the potential of electrocution and/or electrical fire danger. These issues are more common than you might think. With careful planning and preparation, the threat of these thing are dramatically reduced. It is of utmost importance to comply with proper safety measures and proper training that will greatly prevent electrical fires and accidents. Providing up-to-date training and supervision to all workers will significantly prevent dangers especially those working directly with electricity. Strict instructions and compliance with employees will help in knowing how they handle themselves around high voltage equipment.

We can help both prevent and respond to electrical emergencies. Take a quick look at how we provide electrical safety training to our own staff.

For more information electrical emergency response services, contact ElecComm.

24/7 Storm Response Team For Immediate Power Restoration

- Friday, August 21, 2020
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Electricity is an essential commodity that we pay less attention to until our lights go out. Since electricity plays a major role in our day to day activities, people depend on electric companies to ensure a continuous stream of power. While electric companies are constantly improving their ways to respond promptly to emergency situations, however natural disasters are beyond our control.

Overhead power lines are prone to significant damage. Strong winds can knock down trees and possibly snap power cables causing widespread outages. In these unfortunate events, electric companies should respond promptly to restore power at once. ElecComm storm response team are trusted partners of major power utility companies and commercial industries across the New England region. Moreover, our services now include daily and preventive maintenance of electrical poles and lines. These operations are integral preventative measures to somehow mitigate the impact of the disaster, especially to the commercial sector.

If you need immediate electrical assistance during the storm, contact ElecComm. Our team are 24/7 ready to respond to any emergency power restoration, electrical system installation, or electrical infrastructure maintenance needs.

Fiber Optic Communication Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 13, 2020
ElecComm - Fiber Optic Communication Services, Boston, MA

In any and all Boston-area commercial enterprise, privacy and protection of corporate data is both crucial and governmentally mandated. With your data networks under constant attack, attacks that directly threaten your intellectual property and your user privacy, the threat to your business continuity, your intellectual property, your employee’s data, and your reputation are all things that warrant a comprehensive data strategy. If you and your business have not fully converted to a full Fiber-optic communication network backbone, it is beyond time to do so. Fiber optic network transmission is simply the most secure and reliable network option available today.

With the recent technology Fiber optics using the updated cryptography where a smallest possible discrete unit is being used to transmit multiple data streams at the same time in different colors of light. As such the data leakage becomes lower and reduces tremendously. Since using a network people and businesses efficiently communicate with groups of people through instant messaging, video conferencing, social media, chat rooms, etc., and it is the best way and easier to share files, data, and information. It is due to the Fiber-optic internet that works in the fastest and most reliable current internet invention available. With its amazing connection, speed, and reliability, it builds and works for a better and effective connection with clients and people around the world.

Fiber-optic communication elevates the business’ integrity and client trust which are the two most important core values in an organization. With the enormous benefit of Fiber optic, many internet providers have achieved their economic peak through the increasing demand of companies and individuals wanting to utilize this great technology. Overall Fiber-optic communication certainly contributes to the strengthening of the world’s internet economic efficiency.

To learn more about Fiber-optics telecommunication network, contact ElecComm.

Understanding Overcurrent in Above and Below Ground Electrical Cabling

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 07, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

We provide a full range of underground and aboveground electrical cabling services across the greater Boston area. Since electrical line safety is (and always will be) a foundational focus of our services, we thought we’d share with you some thoughts regarding “overcurrent” conditions that we discover that create very dangerous conditions that must be rooted out.

First, the basic concept of overcurrent relates to an electrical line transporting current beyond the current rating of the equipment. Complying with the precautionary measures in any < a href="http://www.eleccommc.com/hvoltage.htm">electrical system keeps people safe and thwarts off system failure. Maintaining the electrical system’s per manufacturer’s instructions keep the systems in good and safe working conditions. We are routinely hired by Boston-area electrical system managers to ensure their systems operate safely, within specs, and at peak efficiency.

Just to advise, we do so much more than high-voltage line installation and maintenance. We support the operations and maintenance within any building’s electric system to locate, service, and or replace loose and corroded wires or connections that bring down electrical services. We identify problems with ground, circuit breakers, and miscellaneous line faults that pose risk to both person and sensitive equipment.

We’re here to help Boston business, large and small, solve and/or expand their electrical system’s capability. For more information about getting started with underground/overhead high voltage cable maintenance and repairs, or internal building electrical services, contact ElecComm.

Importance of Fiber Splicing in Telecommunication Network Project

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 30, 2020
ElecComm - Splicing Services, Boston, MA

Fiber optic cable splicing is an core competency of ElecComm’s telecommunication network service offerings here in Boston. There are two types of fiber splicing services that we’ve delivered across Boston for years now: mechanical and fusion splicing.

In Mechanical Splicing, two fibers are held at both end points within a sleeve using a mechanical mechanism. Mechanical splicing is usually applied during emergency repairs and fiber testing. On the other hand, in Fusion Splicing, two fibers are welded together by an electric arc. It is the most commonly used method of splicing as it delivers minimal insertion loss and virtually no back reflection. It is the most reliable splicing method.

Fiber splicing is widely used in telecommunications and other networking projects. Both techniques are applied when repairing broken or extending functional telecommunication networks. ElecComm technicians are trained to perform both approaches. Our telecommunication services include construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

Should your telecommunications support need require splicing, testing, maintenance, or general repair of your telecommunications networks, contact ElecComm. It’s what we do for Boston business owners of all types.

High Voltage and Communication Network Services Kick-off as Essential Projects Reopen

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 23, 2020

As essential construction projects gradually restart across the Northeast, demand for high voltage electric lines and telecommunication network services is ramping up strongly. ElecComm’s engineers and electricians have a proven track record for installing and maintaining thousands of miles of transmission lines throughout New England. We specialize in constructing, refurbishing, and maintaining power utility overhead lines in environments of any kind, for all types of commercial clients and industries. Our electric line construction techniques and line maintenance have kept vital electric power flowing uninterruptedly to businesses. We also provide line distribution design, voltage conversions, installation, and maintenance of primary and secondary systems.

We are proud to contribute greatly to Boston’s economic development and stand ready to assist you and your business to move forward. Worker health and safety has always been a top priority for us. We’re happy to talk anytime regarding any high voltage and or telecommunication support service that you might have. For more information on electric line construction and maintenance of power infrastructure, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 16, 2020
ElecComm - Fiber Optic Splicing

Fiber optic networks are the backbone of modern telecommunication systems. There are times these networks require expansion, maintenance, and repair that involve segmenting existing fiber lines. Today we’re going to discuss your options for splicing your fiber optic network.

First, let’s talk about the easiest (but certainly not the preferred) mechanical splicing process. Mechanical splicing should be used for temporary fixes. The optical fibers are mechanically fixed in such a way where ends of the fibers come into contact with each other. This set-up is very prone to insertion loss and back reflection.

Fusion splicing, on the other hand, is the more reliable solution as it significantly improves signal loss and reflectance. Fusion splicing is accomplished via a specialized tool where the fiber ends are heated with electrodes, married, and fused. This method involves stripping, cleaving, alignment, and heat shrink protection of joined fibers. Fusion splicing requires sophisticated skills that only highly-trained technicians can perform. It is significantly more involved than mechanical splicing, but it offers a huge difference in network continuity and communication reliability.

Our engineers and technicians are ready to assist in any and all of your network installation and maintenance needs. For more information about our full line of information network services, contact ElecComm.

Protect Your Fairway Business with Durable and Sturdy Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 09, 2020
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

The golf netting system is an essential component of a sporting field. It ensures golf balls stay within the course. More importantly, they ensure the safety of spectators from injury and properties from damages over a stray golf ball. It is considered negligence to the part of the fairway owner in case an accident associated with an errant ball takes place. For all course operators, it is a primary liability concern.

Fortifying your existing golf netting system is a perfect way to safeguard the people inside the facility and properties adjacent to your golf range. Golf nets must be installed and properly maintained to properly function. We offer the highest quality golf barrier netting on the market which in turn will protect your golfers, staff, and yourself from liability.

When you need to install new or improve your existing golf netting on any Boston-area golf course, ElecComm is your trusted partner. We install poles, netting, and provide repair serves for both as well. Contact ElecComm anytime.

Fast & Effective Storm-Related Electrical Restoration Response

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 30, 2020
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Lush foliage covers much of the Northeast. But as the hurricane season begins, these beautiful trees can hamper the distribution of electrical power that is vital to us all. Heavy rains and strong winds coming from the Atlantic take down trees without warning. Some of these trees and branches crush overhead power lines causing electrical faults and power outages. These disruptive power outages demand prompt and professional response to limit the impact on Boston-are commerce, residential living, and yes, the environment.

The ElecComm team of engineers and technicians are highly trained, experienced, and ready to respond to these situations. Our storm response teams are trusted partners of major power utility companies and commercial industries in the New England region. Furthermore, our services have expanded to include daily and preventive maintenance of electrical poles and lines. These tasks are essential in disaster preparedness of the community.

All these services are delivered with maximum protection and awareness to our environment.

For more about our very flexible overhead lines storm response team, contact Eleccomm. We are ready and able to immediately respond to any emergency power restoration, electrical system installation, or electrical infrastructure maintenance need.

Electric Utility Upgrade Services

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 26, 2020
ElecComm, Boston, MA

The brutal Boston server weather has taken its toll on the area’s electrical power infrastructure. Sadly, some electric utility companies infrastructure has suffered severely and are in desperate need for upgrade and repair. We have ramped up our ability to help you do this.

ElecComm has doubled our efforts to deliver new electrical system installation, preventative maintenance services, and of course our celebrated emergency response services. We have expanded our support vehicle fleet and staff so we are more prepared than ever to respond to any and all electrical utility support need.

We provide electrical system hardening services to improve your infrastructure’s resiliency to damaging thunderstorms, nor eastern storms, and hurricanes. Structural hardening of the distribution system includes strengthening substations, and feeder circuits. Our infrastructure upgrade services includes converting wooden poles to steel, concrete or composite materials. Transmission towers can be upgraded to galvanized-steel lattice or concrete.

We can’t cover it all here in our blog. To learn more about the various electrical installation, repair, or upgrade services we’ve provided across the greater Boston area for years now, contact ElecComm.

Benefits of Investing in High-Quality Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 18, 2020
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Golf netting systems function as a protection to keep golf balls inside the field and prevent accidents and damage to neighboring properties. ElecComm is a dynamic company that leverages our skill sets and equipment fleet to expand beyond our electrical service specialty. In fact, we offer the highest quality golf netting solutions in and around the greater Boston area.

Benefits of Having a Durable Gold Netting System

  • Legal Obligation. As a golf course operator, you are obliged to set-up a sturdy and stable golf range netting to ensure the safety of the spectators as well the properties adjacent to the golf field. When legal safety standards have been breached due to errant balls, the operators are liable and can be charged with legal penalties.
  • Safety. Golf nets protect players and spectators from injury related to stray balls. As well, people passing by near your golf course.
  • Protection of Property. Whether your building or your neighbor's, the golf barrier netting makes sure that golf balls won't hit and damage properties by keeping them within the driving range.
  • Separates The Perimeter. Golf netting system acts as a divider that separates the golf play area from other fields or courts intended for other sports.

Since each golf course is unique, each demands a tailored golf netting system plan. Thus, it is smart to contact ElecComm to help you figure out the perfect design according to your location and natural elements that can affect the installation of your golf netting system.

Underground Cable Safety Maintenance Services

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 12, 2020
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

During excavation it is of utmost importance to take all the preventative actions before commencing work as outlined in the Code of Practice. One of the main dangers when digging without prior preparation is the possibility of injury from underground power cables. During digging anything in contact with live electricity cables can lead to injuries that can be fatal. The risk of the explosive effect of arcing current and subsequent fire simply must be professionally addressed. With a slight point of a tool or when the cable is crushed severely enough to cause contact between the sheathing and one or more conductors will trigger fires or explosions.

When installing and/or maintaining any underground electrical system, it is of paramount importance to be equipped with the correct cabling map in order to know the location of power cables. We are subject matter experts in cable mapping. If the cable system is not mapped and documented at the start of our support project, it will be by project’s end. It is vital to maintain cable records and have them stored in a visible area inside your office for emergency purposes. These records provide instant definition of the essential cable voltages and the knowledgeable person on site who knows how to interpret the plans. This documentation will assist future operations and maintenance process that involve underground cable survey analysis services.

Realize that in many cases, high voltage powers cables are oil filled. When accidentally violated they are subject to flash ignition. The resulting flash electrical fire can spread to other nearby services such as gas pipes etc. Such accidents are caused by failure to take all relatively safety precautions to prevent accidental contact with underground services.

We exist to help you to install, manage, maintain, and monitor high voltage underground cabling systems affordably and effectively. For information on how to get started, contact us.

ElecComm's Storm Response Team Is Ready for Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, May 31, 2020
ElecComm - Storm Response, Boston, MA

When June arrives, so does severe thunderstorm and hurricane season. While summer weather is bright and warm, it can turn nasty and without warning. Severe storms and hurricanes can form anytime within June to November. This always pose a threat to overhead power lines as storms bring forth heavy rain and strong winds that can uproot and knock down trees. Falling trees can be caught in pole lines eventually causing cables to snap resulting to widespread power failure.

In worst case scenarios, know that Eleccomm's emergency storm response is dedicated to assist major public utilities throughout the Northeast restoring power during major power outages resulting from storms. In addition, ElecComm (ECC) has expanded the overhead segment of its business to include, the everyday, installation, removal and maintenance of overhead lines. Moreover, we recommend upgrade of obsolete electrical infrastructures ahead of any predicted tropical cyclones for a sturdier electrical system framework. This will ensure continuous stream of electricity in your business facility amidst weather disturbances.

Know that our team is fully crossed trained and is ready for dispatch in preparation for any planned or unplanned event. Contact ElecComm for emergency power restoration, installation and maintenance of new infrastructures.

ElecComm: Beautifying Boston Via Underground Cable Installation Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 28, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

We’re proud of the fact that across the greater Boston area and beyond, we’re replacing old, unsightly, and increasingly vulnerable above ground high voltage cabling systems with state of the art Underground cables. The exquisite beauty of Boston really shines through in the areas that we’ve improved with this service.

Underground cabling empower municipalities and developmental communities to highlight their unique beauty without tangled poles and wires in the way. You’ve all seen the landscapes that are overpowered by unsightly utility wires and accessories. We’re helping Boston move on from those dated and costly technologies.

Whether you’re a municipality civil engineering planner or a commercial real estate developer, we’ve been assisting you for decades now with underground high voltage cable installation services here in Boston. Contact us here at ElecComm, the region’s most trusted underground cable installation and maintenance service provider.

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.

Customized Golf Netting Solution for Maximum Safety

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 07, 2020
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

When your golf course’s nets wear out (which they will), and your poles succumb to mother nature and scream to be replaced, you need to act for the safety and professional appearance of your course. If your building a new course, the netting service and product that you choose makes a huge impact on both the appearance and longevity of your investment. For decades now, northeast golf course managers have trusted ElecComm to install new, repair, and upgrade golf netting systems.

A sturdy and effective netting system is mandatory to ensure the safety of the people and personal property that exist and operate near your course’s protected boundaries. Worn systems can and will result in damaged property, injury, insurance claims, and increased insurance cost as a result. Don’t let that happen to you. Our full-service delivery includes ball trajectory studies, custom netting designs, and installation options customized to your budget and operational need.

Contact ElecComm for any and all golf course safety system questions and service requirements.

Boston’s Leader For High Voltage Underground Cable System Installs and Maintenance

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 30, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Boston (and surrounding municipalities) are expanding and upgrading their high voltage underground cabling system at a record pace and we are proud to be part of that effort. In fact, we’ve been providing underground high voltage cable installation and maintenance across the northeast for decades now. When it comes time to laydown new or maintain/upgrade existing cable in your area, only trust the proven professionals like us here at ElecComm.

We deliver the latest in underground high voltage cable technology to include real-time monitoring capability along with strategies for simplifying the operations and maintenance aspect of your cabling system. We utilize the latest burial and jointing techniques that ensure your underground cable projects are completed on time, every time, and on budget. We employ trenchless burial techniques and directional drilling that limit adjacent property disruption to the maximum extent physically possible.

We’ll beautify your city, county, town, or developmental projects with the most low-profile power distribution systems available on the market today. For more tips on underground cables, contact ElecComm.

Circuit Breakers Protection: An Absolute Essential For Longevity and Reliability

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 26, 2020
ElecComm - Bosotn, MA

Commercial establishments require specialized electrical mechanism to prevent fires, system malfunctions, risking lives and properties. Everyone is exposed to electrical hazards, but shocks and burns from faulty wiring at any business establishments can result in horrific consequence. Circuit breaker protection plays a major role as it is used with grounding for the protection of electronic overloading and heat build-up. It is absolutely essential nowadays because the safety mechanism of this equipment fully guards a structure and its occupants against the electrical hazards like faulty wiring, improper grounding, short-circuit, voltage fluctuations, etc.

Circuit breakers require more maintenance to ensure that they are fitted with genuine parts. It is common that the function of circuit breakers is negatively affected when genuine replacement parts are not available that will result in frequent repairs, stoppage time and power failures. Likewise, the durability and longevity of a circuit breaker also depends on the magnitude of the breaking current. Likewise the ideal function of circuit breaker protection is it easily detects a fault condition and by interrupting the continuity it immediately discontinue the electrical flow. A circuit breaker will be reset either manually or automatically to resume normal operation.

Electrical system maintenance and repairs are very important though main considerations are services cost and the availability of genuine replacement parts for corrective maintenance. It gives a direct impact in the life of circuit breakers if replacement parts are available because the outage time will be significantly reduced. There are several safe and effective methods to extend the service life, durability and dependability of circuit breakers using replacements and reconditioning. Adding more some incorporating advanced technology will improve the life expectancy of the circuit breaker and keep it in good shape even beyond its service life.

For more tips on circuit breakers maintenance and repairs, contact ElecComm.

Circuit Overload Protective Measures

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 19, 2020
ElecComm - Bosotn, MA

It is essential that every distribution circuit within a wiring system is protected against overload. A circuit overload occurs when the amount of current flowing through the circuit exceeded the rating of the protective devices. The reason is that all electrical circuits are designed to handle a limited amount of electricity. There is overload when you draw more electricity than a circuit will safely handle. Circuits are made up of a breaker, fuse for old wiring systems, and devices like light fixtures, appliances etc. The electricity usage of each device when running will add up to the total load on the circuit. In case there is no breaker in the circuit, the circuit wiring will overheat which will melt the wire insulation leading to a fire.

First and foremost in preventing electrical circuit overload is to learn the maximum amperage that will be demanded from the circuit. Once you have mapped the basic circuit layout, calculate the safe load rating of each circuit to get the exact value of how many things you will operate on that circuit. Mapping the circuits also will tell if there is a need for new circuits to meet the normal needs. Another protection for electrical units is protecting the actual electrical wires supplying the circuits against an overload that will exceed their carrying capacity. Furthermore, protecting from an overload the individual appliances and electrical equipment connected to a supply circuit. Remember that different circuits have different load ratings such that some circuits will provide more electricity than others.

In order to prevent electrical overloads, circuit breakers and fuses are designed to trip or blow, stopping the flow of current to the overloaded cable. Likewise, overload protection is protection against overheating. It operates at a slow pace. A thermal-magnetic circuit breaker is an example of protection in one device. And while circuit breakers are reliable and doing an excellent job preventing open fire due to overloads, the safest strategy is to manage your electricity consumption to prevent overloads in the first place.

For more electrical safety tips, contact ElecComm.

Advantages of Upgrading To Fiber Optic Cable

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 12, 2020

Upgrading obsolete communication networks to fiber optic cables offers a host of advantage. Fiber optic cables have a much greater bandwidth than traditional copper cables therefore they transmit significantly higher data as compared to other transmission means. Here are other reasons to consider a fiber upgrade to your data system:

Minimal Power Loss

Since optical fiber present minimal power loss, data transfer can reach longer distances. In contrast with copper, the only recommended copper distance in a network is 100m whereas optical fiber can go up to 2 km.

Unaffected To Electromagnetic Interference

Optical fiber cables are unaffected to electromagnetic interference. Moreover, it can work in electrically loud settings without issues because electrical noise doesn't seem to influence the fiber.

Greater Capacity

Fiber optic cable has approximately 4.5 times much capacity than copper because wire cables has cross sections that is 30 times short.

In comparison to copper, a fiber optic cable has nearly 4.5 times as much capacity as the wire cable has and a cross sectional area that is 30 times less.

Thinner and Lighter Weight

In terms of weight, optical fibers are thinner and lighter when compared to metal wires. It also take up minimal space with cables of the same data capacity. And Since they are lightweight, fiber optic cables are easier to set-up.

More Secure Data Transmission

Since fiber optics do not radiate electromagnetic energy, the emissions are not intercepted. This makes fiber the most secured means there is for transmitting confidential information as manually tapping it requires lot of skills to perform it undetected.

Flexible

Optical fiber are incredibly flexible with excellent tensile strength. It is also resistant to corrosive factors that easily affect metal wires.

Minimal Cost

Simply, the raw materials for fiber optics are glass which a lot more cheaper than copper.

For more information about fiber optics, call Eleccomm.

Cutting Edge Golf Netting System Service

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

With the rising number of residential and commercial properties, the growing number of private and municipal golf courses, the demand for golf-related safety systems such as quality golf course poles and netting solutions are naturally on the rise as well.

Allow us to introduce you to another field of excellence that your trusted partners here at ElecComm provides to the greater Boston area and beyond. Our steel pole and netting systems for driving ranges, golf clubs and fairways across New England are protecting golfers and course owners alike and have been for decades now. Our services include pole & netting design and installation, replacement and protection netting. We customize netting systems according to the location and weather conditions. Contact us for a golf course safety consultation. We’ll gladly discuss with you ball trajectory studies, custom netting designs, installation options, and much more.

For information regarding golf netting installation and maintenance services, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm for Overhead and Underground High Voltage Cabling System Projects

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 26, 2020
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

If you are looking for certified professional engineers in Boston to deliver commercial electrical project management, design, and installation of underground high voltage cabling systems, ElecComm is the company Boston has trusted for decades.

Our team of certified engineers can perform and manage construction, splicing, testing, maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax Telco networks across New England. We have laid and spliced thousands of miles of cable up to 35,000 volts. We are one of the largest electrical and communications line construction companies in New England. We deliver immediate 24/7 emergency and routine service response.

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. Contact ElecComm for any overhead and underground cabling system concerns or to learn more about our other services.

ElecComm Operation Adjustments Due to COVID-19

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 19, 2020
ElecComm, Boston, MA

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we at ElecComm continue to provide service to our customers. However, we made some adjustments to our operations in order to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. This includes postponing elective maintenance work and repairs and temporarily closing our office to walk-in customers at least through April or until further notice.

We assure you that none of the operational changes being implemented will cause disruption of electric and telecommunication service to customers.

Moreover, we are postponing projects that would demand power outages, except when it is deemed important to safety or reliability. Our team of technicians will carry on with essential tasks that require minimal public interaction such as the trimming of trees to minimize potential outages, replacing essential equipment and system resilience tasks that can't be delayed.

Emergency outage restoration remains a top priority especially when the situation hampers public safety.

Furthermore, we are trying to reduce the number of personnel in the field so as to protect our employees and the public from contracting the virus.

Contact ElecComm for service updates and concerns.

Electrical Distribution Board Installation and Service

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, March 12, 2020
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Installation, Boston, MA

Electrical distribution is something that intimidates many people and actually this is probably a good thing. The more we respect electrical power, how it is distributed, and how it is protected the safer we all are. Electrical distribution boards can be a mystery, and today we hope to educate you all on this very subject.

The electrical distribution board houses all the circuit breakers, earth leakage units, doorbells and timers. The distribution board ensures that electrical supply is evenly distributed in the building. Its main purpose is to keep the building and its people safe. While installing an electrical distribution board, it is the “home plate” for the safety mechanisms that keep you, your family, and your business safe. The entire supply of electrical power comes from the network to the building which is all connected via an electrical distribution board.

Distribution boards are versatile by design. You may have multiple electrical distribution boards for various parts of your building. They will be controlled by a switch disconnector. It is necessary that it has sufficient space for other wires, fixtures and cable, considering it is very easy to install as long as it is not close to any water splashes.

Further, an electrical distribution board varies depending on the structural and technical aspects on each area and its electrical requirements. It is normally purchased as empty enclosures, a ready-to-use wired standard unit or something specially manufactured and designed on the user’s requirement. It is important to invest in the necessary components which an electrical distribution board is licensed to have a fuse link, a bus bar, a residual current detector and bypass equipment. This is for protection against shock or fire and the residual current detector is required.

To learn more about electrical distribution, contact ElecComm.

Understanding the Causes of Power Cable Failure

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, February 29, 2020
ElecComm - Boston, MA

In business, big and small, power cabling is an important element of plant infrastructure. Power Cables, like any mechanical device, require protection and maintenance. It is very important to be cognizant and knowledgeable of the most common causes of power line failure. Today we hope you by learning here that you make you and your business safer and more profitable.

Almost all utilities and large industrial facilities have thorough systems of power cables. Many of these cable systems are ageing and failures are becoming common. Check your records and find out when the last time your power infrastructure was assessed for functional viability. Professional power and communications line installation and maintenance firms such as ElecComm are trained and equipped to sniff out threats to your personnel and equipment that most never see until it is too late.

Aged lines are a danger. The ageing process usually results in weakening, cracking and eventual failure of the insulating and sheathing materials. Exposing these conductors introduces the likelihood of short circuit that can result in electrocution or electrical fire. In order to ensure fault-free operation of power cable it is important to undergo a thorough study of the type of faults and their location. The cable will be traced, corrected, or replaced.

As it pertains to power line installation and maintenance across the greater Boston area, trust the power line maintenance, repair, and upgrade professionals at ElecComm. Contact us ElecComm anytime.

Commercial Power Cabling Services - Things To Consider

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, February 23, 2020
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Whether you are managing the upgrade of your growing business power infrastructure, laying down new cable for a public utility, or addressing sudden or recurring electrical problems, we want you to know that ElecComm’s core business focus is on the installation, removal, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric and communication distribution systems.

We want you and your business to operate in a safe and as profitable manner as possible. You should always qualify your electrical service provider for experience and trust. When you see overheat cables exposed and are threatened to come into contact with personnel or equipment, that is an issue for immediate correction.

We thought we share some common characteristics of power cables:

  1. Should you need new cables, copper is your leading choice. Copper is safe and does not get heated and easy to joint and transmit power efficiently with no loss compared to Aluminum conductor. Copper has an excellent conductivity, flexibility and tensile strength among other characteristics.
  2. The cable current capacity is affected by a range of different factors and does not always remain stable.
  3. A cable armor is made up of steel tape or steel wire and is very useful as it gives mechanical protection and also works as a fault current carrying path.

Always consider the overall safety of the electric cabling that you manage or have installed. Faulty installation will lead to service failure and/or accidents. Hence, before carrying out any electrical installation project, contact ElecComm, your trusted source for all things related to electrical and communication cabling.

Underground High-Voltage Electrical Services

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 17, 2020

ElecComm specializes in the installation and maintenance of underground electrical cables in and around the greater Boston area. The demand for underground power solutions continues to rise as they are proven to be the best value for both public and private business entities. The key benefit of course is the protected nature of the high -voltage assets.

Maintaining and troubleshooting requirements are drastically reduced as compared to overhead cabling implementations, but when the time comes for repair and maintenance were there for you as well. We are highly trained and equipped with the advanced techniques and tools to maintain, fix, and expand your high-voltage power systems.

We’ve been taking care of Boston’s high voltage power requirements for decades now. Go with those you know you can trust to deliver reliable and valued high-voltage electrical services. Contact ElecComm.

The Safe Way to Layer Power Cables

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 10, 2020
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

In any cable laying installation, protecting the wire becomes the utmost consideration. There must be thorough planning on bedding the cable in order to avoid subjecting the cable to damage and the potentially deadly consequences surrounding damaged power cables.

One of our business core competencies is underground cable installation and maintenance services and we've done it for decades now. We employ highly trained and experienced technicians who are armed with highly specialized equipment to locate existing or paint optimal routes for new cable lay down.

Again, we specialize in high-voltage cable installation and maintenance. For more information on underground cable services, contact ElecComm.

The Comprehensive Training That Makes ElecComm the Most Capable Electrical Service Provider Across Greater Boston

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

In assessing the safety of your office, site, or plant’s safety of electrical operations, we thought we’d give you the background that each and every member of our team here at ElecComm carries in to serve you.

Every ElecComm electrical worker carries all regulatory certifications. But in addition, our underground employees receive a comprehensive additional OJT training regimen that includes: Heat Shrink Construction

  • Cold Shrink Construction
  • Pre-Molded Construction: Both 200amp & 600amp
  • Cable Theory
  • Tools & new Technology
  • Transformer Theory
  • Live Secondary connections and Cutover’s

Our overhead electrical technicians also receive training well above regulatory mandated training. That training includes hurt man rescue, climbing gaffs and bucket rescue, and a host of others.

We invite you to view ElecComm’s safety, health, and Training webpage so you have an idea who is trained, ready, and available to address all of your commercial electric needs. For more information about our comprehensive electrical services, contact ElecComm.

Importance of Risk Assessment in High Voltage Cables

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Electrical equipment, especially high voltage cables must comply with electrical technical and safety specifications. There is a standard operating procedure that we employ here at ElecComm to identify and repair electrical hazards. Of course, we are here to consult you on best practices to control risk within any/all of your electrical service endeavors.

ElecComm's core business focus is the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. If you even suspect that any power distribution element of your business has not been properly inspected and maintained, your next call should be to us.

We’re here for you and your as it pertains to all thing’s electricity. Contact ElecComm today.

Fiber Optic Install and Maintenance

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 17, 2020
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

Businesses today are rapidly changing out obsolete copper transmission wire with fiber optic cabling. The advantages of fiber optic cable over copper are stark. Today, we’ll share with you some of the many advantages of fiber optic transmission over electrical transmission systems:

  • Exceptional High Bandwidth - Currently, no other alternative transmission medium exceeds the performance of fiber in terms of bandwidth. Fiber optic cables can transmit significantly higher volume of data per unit time. Far greater than copper cables.
  • Signal Travels Longer Distance - Signals can reach longer distances over copper cables since optical cables have low signal loss.
  • Defiance to Electromagnetic Interference - Fiber cables have an extremely low rate of bit error (10 EXP-13). Fiber is quite resistant to electromagnetic interference.
  • Low Security Risk - What commonly drives business operators to upgrade to fiber-optic communication is their concern for data security. Since the signals are transmitted through light, it is comparatively difficult to intercept.
  • Small Diameter - With fiber optic cables' smaller diameter, they can have more space in fiber optic transmission.
  • Light Weight - Since they are composed of glass or plastic, they are thinner, lighter, and convenient to install.
  • Capacity to Cater Increasing Bandwidth - It has the ability to accommodate additional equipment to an existing cable system because it can provide immense capacity than the primary cable setup.

We install and maintain fiber optic networks across the greater Boston area. To learn more about our services, contact ElecComm.

Safety Precautions When Operating Near High Voltage Cables

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 10, 2020
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Installation, Boston, MA

High voltage power cables are inherently dangerous in nature and not something anyone should take lightly when operating on or around them. The warning signs on your property with large wires and cables stock should be strictly enforced. So now let’s discuss what you, the business owner, must take into account when you or your staff must directly engage high voltage cables or equipment in their near vicinity.

Any high voltage power cable must adhere to established safety standards. For overhead power lines, it is recommended to research and enforce defined separation distances that non-trained personnel can approach. It is advisable not to allow any type of labor activity close to overhead power lines. Never allow unqualified staff or customers to enter an electrical power substation or other marked areas.

It is crucial to ensure that the high voltage power cable are manufactured with the highest quality line possible. Purchase and install the correct high voltage power cable that is durable enough to withstand the power demand and environmental challenges presented.

As previously stated, but worthy of emphasizing again, it is critically important that all employees should be trained and certified on the equipment that they are to work on. Conduct an initial Workplace Risk Assessment prior to starting work and periodically update and re-execute that plan.

High voltage work and safety consultation is what we do. For more information on the subject of high voltage cables, contact ElecComm.

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.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 23, 2019
ElecComm, Boston, MA

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season.

This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you as our customers: our friends and neighbors. During these holidays, we wish you, your family, and your friends a safe, joy-filled, and relaxing season.

Warm wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and a most Happy New Year! With peace, joy, and love this holiday season and beyond!

What To Do When You Encounter A Downed Power Line

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Everyone needs to understand and appreciate the danger of downed power lines. This safety issue is more common than people think. Power outages and downed lines are inevitable when winter storms occur. Downed power lines can be deadly to not only those who come into direct contact but also to those merely in close proximity as well. If you found a downed power cable, do the following:

  • Report it immediately to the local authorities or electric company. Stay at least 35 feet away from a downed live cable.
  • Do not clear snow, ice or storm debris. Wait until the power is disconnected or power lines are repaired.
  • In case a power cable lands on your car while you are inside, stay inside the vehicle until emergency responders arrive. At any cost, do not attempt to get outside the car for this is extremely dangerous. Likewise, do not attempt to help other people with the same aforementioned situation.
  • If you find a power line in contact with your vehicle before you enter, stay away from the vehicle, and call the authorities and/or the local utility company. Contact ElecComm in situations like this or if you need quick power line repairs.

Preparing Your Operations Facility For A Power Outage

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 10, 2019
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Power outages are a common occurrence during winter and they will occur without notice. Power outages can be one of the most damaging events that a business owner can face. It pays to be prepared for contingencies such as power outages. Prepare your facility and your business by taking the following steps:

Ready an Emergency Kit

Make sure to have an emergency kit that contains a first aid kit, flashlight with extra batteries, blankets. Place it somewhere readily accessible. List important phone numbers especially your power line support team. Notify them of your power issue as soon as possible. Have a copy of your office floor plan which shows the emergency exits of the building and location of gas and water shutoff valves.

Create a Contingency Plan

Contingency plans will help ensure that your business will stay up and running even while responding and recovering from emergency situations.

Train Employees

Make sure everyone in your office knows how to appropriately respond to a power outage. This will ensure their safety as well as customers that are caught up inside the building when the power outage happens. Make practice drills with your staff a routine. This way you can see areas where you need to improve and adjust before the disaster strikes.

Get Power Surge Protectors

Power surge may happen when the electricity turns back on. This can cause damage, sometimes irreversible to important electronic equipment. Having a surge protector will prevent excessive outflow of energy to keep devices safe. If investing in surge protectors is not a viable option, you can just turn off all equipment during the outage to prevent energy surge when the electricity is back on the grid.

Install Fire Detectors

Power surge can also cause electrical fires once power is back on. In order to prevent flames and protect your facility from costly damage, install fire detectors and sprinkler system.

Have a Backup Generator In Place

Consider investing or renting a backup generator for alternate source of power. This will keep your facility up and running even if the utility power restoration will take a long time to get restored.

Lastly, if you need power line repairs and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Prompt Boston Power Line Repair Service On Ready Standby For You

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 28, 2019

The winter weather poses the greatest threats to the power line infrastructures. Extreme cold can and will disable power line systems especially those that are obsolete or with failing insulation systems. Extended power outages are inevitable. Downed power line repair service is a core competency of ElecComm and we stand ready to roll immediately upon your call.

Overhead power lines are prone to damage when exposed to violent natural elements such as strong wind, snow, and ice. Severe winter storms break cables and wires with or without the help of downed trees and limbs. Fortunately, our power line response team is staffed, equipped, and ready to take immediate action to get your customers back on line.

As a severe weather contingency plan, it is recommended that insulation of overhead power lines be reinforced to prevent avoidable system breakdowns. We can deliver regular maintenance and repairs for your power lines and ensure that your electrical infrastructure is in top condition at all times and in the best possible position to deliver uninterrupted service.

When seeking power line repair and maintenance services, contact ElecComm.

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 25, 2019
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come.

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you, our customers and clients, so much.

At this time of year our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.