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Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Tips

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 08, 2019
ETS - Hydraulic Repair  - Boston, MA

Hydraulic cylinders are essential components of the commercial hydraulic systems of cranes, forges, construction vehicles, and agricultural machines. They are the actuating mechanical element that enables unidirectional force. Fully integrated hydraulic cylinders are used in exchange for levers and gears. The basic parts of a hydraulic system include cylinders, valves, pumps, filter and many more. Among all these component parts, the hydraulic cylinder is the component that mandates close inspection and more frequent maintenance.

Seal damage is the common cause of hydraulic cylinder failure. It results from corrosion, fitting errors, and improper metalwork clearance. The piston rod or bearings can be damaged through fluid contamination, misalignment of cylinder and load. Also, extreme temperature and chemical action can contribute to the defects. Prior to performing repair, make sure to clean the surface properly and remove the hoses and plugs connected to it. Right after taking off the components, empty all fluid within the cylinder. From here we can start the repairs for the hydraulic system. You need to prepare the following tools:

  • seal kit
  • rubber mallet
  • screwdriver
  • punch
  • pliers
  • emery cloth
  • Torque wrench

Since leaking is the usual problem encountered in hydraulic systems, repair process involve dismantling the cylinder, proper diagnosis of the failure, faulty part repairs / replacement and cylinder rebuild. When doing this, it’s important to consider the following repair tips:

  1. When dismantling the hydraulic cylinder make sure to check all components not only the faulty parts.
  2. Do not forget to put back the hydraulic wear bands for this guide ring will help lessen metal-to-metal contact.
  3. A bent or curve in the rod is an indication of an early defect of rod seals.
  4. Always use the right fit tools when repairing to avoid metal surface scrapes that can turn to corrosion issues in the long run.
  5. Be careful when handling larger hydraulic cylinder for they are utilizing high tension springs to operate.
  6. When replacing seals, measuring the current size of the seal is not advisable for it will expand or shrink depending to environmental condition.

Make sure to always inspect the seal, rod and bearing when performing maintenance procedure. If you notice a rough surface in the rod, this indicates the hydraulic system is imperiled. This will increase the friction so it's important to polish it to minimize rubbing and prevent corrosion. Performing regular hydraulic system maintenance and repairs will minimize defects and failures in your equipment. For more information about hydraulic system repairs, contact ETS Inspection and Testing Services.

Strategies When Designing A Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Golf netting systems are a key element of opening a golf course. Before golf vourse can open, golf nets must be installed and inspected to ensure errant balls will stay inside the range and won't pose threat to people and property in close proximity.

But before installing a golf pole and netting system, here are some helpful information for designing an effective netting solution:

  • Size and dimension of the golf area
  • Environmental facts which includes weather, wind speed and soil condition. Also, state and local code compliance.
  • What would client prefer on the netting structure: Fixed, retractable or breakaway technology
  • Pole and netting type and height

Since all golf courses have unique specifications, our golf netting solutions made here in Boston, MA meet the distinct needs of course designers. If you have inquiries or specific concerns about golf netting system, contact ElecComm. We are glad to answer your queries.

Crane Safety Inspection Services – Keep Your Company Out of the News

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 26, 2019
ETS - Crane Inspection - Boston, MA

High profile crane disasters have made national news in 2019. These are devastating stories with devastating effect on lives and corporate liability. Companies that own and deploy cranes need independent third-party crane inspection services to protect your operators, your business, and all those who work anywhere within proximity to cranes. Yes, routine crane inspection services is about so much more than regulatory compliance.

Crane companies usually stock a variety of make and models which heightens the risks for accidents. Most companies simply don’t have the expertise to be able to thoroughly test and evaluate every single model owned by the business. OSHA requires frequent recurring inspections of the equipment regardless of the type. To ensure they are operating at top condition. our crane inspection services provide for early detection of defects or excessive wear that can compromise the safety of the operator and those working near it.

We guarantee that our crane inspection and maintenance services deliver both value and peace of mind to the business owner. To learn more about routine crane safety inspection, contact ETS Inspection and Services.

Custom Design Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 25, 2019
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

Golf netting is a specialty service of ElecComm. We design and create sturdy golf barrier structures that will serve as a safety high barricade around your golf range property. This will prevent errant balls from escaping the vicinity and cause damages to neighboring properties.

We custom design every solution because every golf course has different dimension and requirements. Whether its a vast golf range or just a mini public course, you can count on us. Our team has been around in this industry for decades and we have implemented countless golf netting set ups, replacements and repairs across New England. We use premium quality materials that will withstand strikes and weather for years. So expect a very high standard installation of golf poles and netting at your facility that will last.

Golf operators are liable to damages related to errant golf balls. It is their lookout to ensure that their golf field and drive range is a safe place for regular games and tournaments and this includes the safety of nearby communities as well. If you need golf range netting services you can trust, contact ElecComm.

Advantages of Using Underground High Voltage Cable

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

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

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

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

Electrical Utility Fleet Maintenance and Repair Services

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 15, 2019
ETS Inspection and Services, Boston, MA

One of the our core competencies here at ETS Inspection and Testing Services is providing maintenance and repairs of electrical utility equipment. This includes servicing aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and support equipment. We empower you to employ fleet services that are always in perfect working order. Our fleet services guarantee that your company meets and exceed all OSHA and ANSI requirement.

Although electrical utility fleet are procured with certified safety components, this equipment is constantly subject to damage during routine operation. They sustain damage due to in-service accidents, overloads, and fatigue. Regular fleet maintenance will eliminate operational and safety deficiencies. As it pertains to the cost of maintaining electrical utility fleet equipment, it’s a pay now or pay later reality and pay now is almost always less expensive than paying later. This translates to taking care of your equipment, your people, and your business by having a strategic maintenance plan in place.

You can also extend the life of your fleet with regular routine maintenance. For more information about fleet maintenance and repairs, contact ETS Inspection and Testing Services.

Underground Cable Maintenance Procedures

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 11, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Earlier we blogged about the necessity to systematically maintain underground high-voltage cables. Today we’d like to expand upon that topic and get into the details of what needs to be accomplished within your preventative maintenance program. We’ll also address our approach to corrective maintenance action should cable fault ever strike your underground cable system.

Underground high-voltage preventative cable maintenance includes:

  • Ground connections, cable joints and splices are inspected to verify their integrity and condition.
  • Switchgears, transformers, and other above-ground fixtures are checked for cleanliness and physical condition.
  • Dust and debris are removed from termination joint outer surfaces.
  • Performing several tests such as contact resistance tests on terminations, insulation resistance tests between ground connections and conductors. This is done to unveil any developing damage within the system.
  • Testing for defective electrical contacts and joints with infrared thermal scanning. Joints that appears to have an elevated temperature requires to be cleaned and re-torqued prior to re-testing.

Corrective maintenance is accomplished as a response to faults (e.g. damage resulting from digging, internal damaged wires, overloading, poor handling and installation, etc.). It includes:

  • Inspecting electric cable routes for potential defects following an excavation.
  • Insulation resistance testing to uncover faults between conductors and ground connections.
  • Tracking faulty sections through the use of a sheath tester and a cable fault locator.
  • Damaged electrical cable repairs, re-testing and re-commissioning.

Condition-Based Maintenance involves the inspection of underground power transmission cables and above-ground grid fixtures that have sustained partial defects. Condition-based maintenance services determine the kind of repairs that must be addressed immediately or in the near future. It’s essentially a health check-up for your high-voltage infrastructure.

For more information about underground cable maintenance process, contact ElecComm.

Why Regular Maintenance is Vital To Underground High Voltage Cables

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 27, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Similar to overhead transmission lines, underground electrical cables and other auxiliary equipment will fail when regular maintenance is not accomplished. The following are common issues that can threaten underground transmission line operability:

  • High Pressure Fluid and Gas Filled Pipe (HPFF and HPGF) cable types or Self-Contained Fluid Filled (SCFF) electrical cable types are vulnerable to sustain fluid leakages.
  • Fault in buried power cables can happen due to bare neutrals, molded joints in splices, or accidental excavation.
  • Powerful winds and falling tree branches may not affect buried power cables but trees with deep root system ousting in a storm can root out underground wires.

Faults can be fixed, albeit expensively. Repairs are complicated and tedious. Prevention is a more profitable solution. Scheduled maintenance and upkeep must not be taken for granted in order to make sure the power distribution system is reliable and safe.

Contact ElecComm to discuss our wide variety of underground power cable maintenance and repair services.

Dielectric Testing Ensures Aerial Devices Are Safe to Use

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 27, 2019
ETS Inspection and Services, Boston, MA

Aerial lifts must undergo recurring safety evaluations to protect both human and mechanical resources. These safety testing measures are potentially dangerous acts in their own right as it puts operators and those working near the equipment in close proximity to extremely high voltage. Dielectric testing is accomplished by supplying precise measurable voltage to the aerial devices.

Electrical current leakages is a common occurrence within all aerial devices. This can be attributed to several factors. While small quantities of electric leakages is considered safe and tolerable, certain conditions hasten the degradation of the insulating material and transcend the device into a dangerous condition. The act of degrading insulation introduces the risk of operators being subject to direct contact with high voltage current. Faulty insulation obviously can lead to serious personal injury and death. Dielectric testing and inspection validates the insulation mechanism of an aerial device whether it can handle voltage variations under normal operating conditions or not.

It is recommend that at least once year, dielectric testing must be performed. Overtime, aerial devices may receive repairs or component replacement. So frequent testing might be necessary to meet safety standards. Contact ETS Inspection and Services to check if your aerial devices are due for dielectric testing.

Fiber Optic Splicing For Fast and Reliable Internet Access

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 20, 2019
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

The internet plays an integral role in all business operations, large or small. Perhaps your business’ data flow gets throttled by routine administrative demands such as video conferencing and video streaming. When this happens, all elements of your business suffer. If you have insufficient bandwidth, it’s not only your network that is slowed. Your business productivity and ultimately your profitability is throttled as well. If you have recurring and frustration slow data transfer, consider upgrading your telecommunication network through fiber optic splicing services by certified network engineers. Here are the resultant advantages of fiber optic enhancement to your network and business:

  • Exceptionally High Bandwidth - Presently, no other cable material can exceed the performance of fiber optics. Copper wires are no match to the volume of data it can process and transmit per unit time.
  • It Reaches Longer Distance - Signals are transmitted to a longer distance because of its low power loss capability.
  • Resistant to Electromagnetic Interference - It has very low rate of bit error and its transmission is virtually noise-free.
  • Absolute Data Security - Since in fiber optic transmission data are transmitted in a speed of light, it would be impossible to detect it by "listening in" to the electromagnetic energy escaping through the cable.

Business served by enhanced telecommunication fiber optic distribution process data and online transactions fast. The efficiencies gained via fiber optic splicing will significantly increase business productivity and promotes better customer service through enhanced telecommunication network. If you are interested in upgrading your telecommunication network, contact the seasoned professionals at ElecComm today!

Crane Inspection and Testing Checklist

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019
ETS - Crane Inspection - Boston, MA

Crane Inspections come in two forms -- frequent and periodic. Prior to conducting crane inspections, it is important to have a background on what type of inspection is about to be performed and what specific items are going to be checked. Both have different objectives:

Frequent Inspection Checklist

  1. Cranes are checked for any maladjustments which may hamper its optimal performance.
  2. Check for any impairment or leakage in lines, tanks, valves, drain pumps, and other air or hydraulic systems.
  3. Inspect for any deformation or cracks in the hook. Also, note for any unusual sound. These are included in both daily and monthly inspection. A certification record must be maintained with the inspector's signature and date during monthly inspection.
  4. Check the hoist chains along with its end connections for any distortion.
  5. Thoroughly check for any excessive wear of components.
  6. Check whether the wire rope reeving system is working in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  7. Check brakes and emergency switches whether they are operational.

Periodic Inspection Checklist

Additional inspection steps that are typically performed on an annual basis:

  1. Check for any deformation, cracks or corrosion of components.
  2. Search for loose bolts or rivets; cracked or worn sheaves and drums; worn, cracked or distorted pins, shafts, gears, bearings, rollers, locking and clamping devices.
  3. Look if there is an excessive wear on brake and clutch system parts, linings, pawls, and ratchets.
  4. Check load, wind, and other indicator inaccuracy.
  5. Check for any fault or unsafe power plants including exhaust leakages and emergency shutdown feature.
  6. Inspect for worn out chain drive sprockets and excessive chain stretch.
  7. Inspect electrical apparatus for any pitting or any other impairment of controller contactors, limit switches and push-button stations.
  8. Check worn-out tires.

For more information about crane inspection and testing services in Boston, MA, contact ETS Inc..

Overhead Power Line Safety Tips in Construction Sites

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019
ElecComm - Overhead Power Line Repairs and Maintenance, Boston, MA

Fatal injuries associated with overhead power lines are a far too common occurrence at construction sites. It is imperative that construction workers must take preventative steps to work safely near power lines. We think that it is important for the general public to understand the safety considerations that we incorporate into our daily business service operations:

  • Prior to start any work, locate first all overhead power lines.
  • Keep away from all overhead power lines at least 10 feet away and this includes materials and construction equipment.
  • Avoid touching anything that is in contact with the power line.
  • Be careful of fences in close proximity to power lines.
  • Make sure to carry high ladders horizontally so it won't reach or touch the power lines.
  • Lower down cranes, excavators and other equipment apparatus before driving.
  • Do not spray water near the power lines.
  • Stay away from fallen power lines at least 35 feet away. Consider any downed lines as live and dangerous. Also warn others about the incident and inform them to stay at least 35 feet away from incident ground.

Whenever there's a fallen power line, report the incident right away to a power line emergency response team to repair the damaged or downed power lines immediately. In Boston, MA, contact ElecComm, we will get into your site and take proper action without delay to restore power and ensure electrical safety in your workplace.

How To Perform Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 06, 2019
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Installation, Boston, MA

When expanding an existing network or installing a new one, fiber optic splicing is done to fuse optic cables. It must be properly performed to avoid any interference in the network. There are two methods of fiber optic splicing -- mechanical and fusion splicing.

Mechanical splicing is ideal for quick or temporary fixes, but not for permanent solutions. Although mechanical splicing is easy to perform because fibers are held together by connectors, the process inherently increase the chance of insertion loss or loss of signal power. Fusion splicing, on the other hand, is commonly used for permanent splicing since it can provide the lowest insertion loss, minimal reflectance and tougher joint between the fibers.

Fusion splicing requires professional certified technicians because it's a very delicate process. When cables are not properly connected during fusion splicing, you may experience issues on the signal. Here are the steps that your certified technician employs when splicing:

  1. Strip the polymer coating around the optical fiber using a mechanical stripping device.
  2. Clean the fiber using a 99.9% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and lint-free wipes to keep the glass free of any contaminants.
  3. Cleave the fiber. The cleaver notches the fiber and pulls or bend it to create a neat split rather then cut the fiber, this makes the end-face flat and perpendicular to the axis of the fiber.
  4. Fuse the cleaved fibers together using a fusion splicer. Align the ends of the fiber within the splice. Then, melt the fibers with an electric arc to permanently solder the ends together.
  5. Protect the bare fiber by re-applying a coating using a splice protector.
  6. Test your fiber after the fusing process using an optical time domain reflectometer to detect any splice loss or fault in the spliced fiber.

Fiber cables are fragile and require proper handling. Only highly skilled technicians can do this properly. So when you require expansion or new installation of telecommunication networks, contact ElecComm. We have the ability to engineer, manage and perform the construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

High Quality Golf Netting For Durable Protection

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

Golf netting system is considered one of the major liability protections for golf course owners. It makes fiscal sense to invest in high quality golf poles and netting. Your legal liability as a course owner operator regarding personal injury and property damage associated with errant golf balls makes high quality golf netting one of your most sound investments.

Settling for cheap low-quality safety golf netting system will cost you more money in the end. Cheap netting often last only a couple of seasons so you will end up spending more in just a matter of few years. The reliability of your golf netting system not only depends on the quality of the materials used but the installation process as well. The installation must be properly done to ensure both longevity and safety. It takes seasoned professionals to properly conduct the installation.

To ensure your golf netting system is secure and dependable, contact ElecComm.

Importance of Hot Stick Testing and Repair

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
ETS - Inspection and Testing, Boston, MA

The Hot Stick is a very important tool for linemen when working with live line poles. It is an insulated shaft usually made of fiberglass. This is the proper tool when manipulating high-voltage cable lines so electric workers won't get electrocuted while maneuvering the components of a live electric pole.

In order to ensure the safety of those using hot sticks, the device should be subjected to insulation testing prior to use. In the United States, inspection of hot sticks must be done every 2 years. The insulated stick lets the linemen fulfill all sorts of necessary work such as voltage testing, fuse replacement, open or close switches and many more without directly exposing them to the live elements. The purpose of the tool will be defeated when regular testing and maintenance is neglected. The American Society for Testing Materials Standard specifies the stringent requirements for utilizing insulated poles and these include regular hot stick inspection and maintenance.

If you are looking for a reliable testing company for electric materials, vehicle and other insulated equipment for electrical works, ETS Inc., is the right place to go to. We handle testing, minor repairs, dielectric testing, certification label, and a certified test report. Contact ETS, Inc. for more information about Hot Stick Testing and Repairs.

Reinforce Electrical Infrastructures For The Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 23, 2019
ElecComm - Storm Response, Boston, MA

As we are now into hurricane threat season, we can't help but to be alarmed and forewarned as we look back at the disasters that transpired in recent years. Multiple power lines were downed and vast areas were affected with extended power outages.

We serve the industrial and commercial sectors to prepare for the worst case scenarios. Failure in the grid is inevitable when furious storms hits the electrical infrastructure. We need to accept the fact that there are elements that are beyond our control. But we can do something to somehow lessen its impact to your businesses. We urge customers to reinforce obsolete infrastructures or totally replace it when seen necessary for it to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Rest assured ElecComm team will continue to provide assistance to major public utilities throughout the Northeast. We can help you get ready for the worst case scenario and you can rely on our emergency response team in quick power restoration efforts. Contact ElecComm for everyday installation, removal, maintenance of overhead lines and even during emergency cases.

Proper Crimping Technique is Crucial in Fiber Termination Process

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 16, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

In fiber optic cable assemblies, proper crimping technique must be done with precision or else you may encounter difficulties in the next phase of the work. To attain a reliable fiber optic cable connection, proper crimping method is crucial throughout fiber termination process. At the end of the termination procedure, the cable must be pulled without detaching from the connector. The maximum pull force for each fiber optic cable connection depends on industry requirements or customer's stipulation.

When cables are properly crimped the cable assembly is strong enough to endure feasible amount of pulling that occurs during installation process. It needs to tolerate a defined degree of mechanical force even after installation. Proper crimping protects the delicate glass fiber by ensuring the force is transferred to the connection and not in the former.

Regardless how advance the tool is, it is in the crimping technique that defines the reliability and long-term performance of the optical connection. It is a skill and only a certified personnel with years of training can accurately perform the technique. In order to ensure the quality of your fiber optic assembly, hire only reputable and proven service professionals.

ElecComm engineers are expert in this field. Our workforce is highly skilled and cross trained in order to perform every aspect of telecommunication network jobs. Contact ElecComm for construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

ETS Hydraulic Repair Services

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 08, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Aside from dielectric inspections and testing, ETS provides repair services for basically any hydraulic component. This includes hoses, pumps and valves. Our hydraulic repair services encompasses small to large-scale industries.

Prior to any repairs, we dismantle and clean parts. Then the units are submitted for inspection and diagnosis. We ensure that all fittings are checked for precision and tolerance. We list the components that are damaged and in need of replacement. We provide price quotation to our customers after our evaluation is completed.

Only skilled professionals recondition, replace, and install hydraulic parts. At ETS, we have highly-trained technicians who deliver quality hydraulic unit repairs for you. So if it is hydraulic issues that you need, you come to the right place. Contact ETS Inspection and Testing Services for hydraulic repair inquiries.

Quality Golf Range Nets Prevent Errant Golf Ball Accidents

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 07, 2019
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

With the golf season is in full swing, there's a growing concern of the safety of those situated in close proximity to the fairways. Errant golf balls cause personal injury and damage to property. Golf club operators are legally liable when this unfortunate scenarios crop up. In order to prevent accidents in and out the golf course, operators rely upon durable golf range netting.

When driving range poles and netting becomes your need, ElecComm is at your service. We provide you the highest quality golf nets that will serve as protective barrier to secure your golf course and prevent accidents to neighboring facilities as well. We have served golf course owners for years now and have the advanced knowledge along with right equipment to guide you through the process of installing and repairing your golf netting system.

Our golf nets are made of premium quality material and we guarantee our installation services. Contact ElecComm for rough estimates of your golf net requirement.

ElecComm Help Prepare Your Business For Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 28, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Last year's nor'easter disaster in Massachusetts was devastating. It rummaged innumerable properties and affected numerous businesses. Significant power outages lasted for over two weeks as countless power lines were downed.

More than 360,000 customers in MA were without electricity. ElecComm dispatched 24 people to help with the restoration procedure as quickly as possible.

As hurricane season kicks in once again, we can't help but look back upon what occurred last year. We’re prepared for repeat unfortunate events and compel us to constantly improve our contingency management plans. We highly recommend our customers do the same to improve and insure their business continuation in the event of repeat disasters. We encourage them to upgrade obsolete infrastructures so it won't easily break down in extreme weather condition.

Rest assured ElecComm is here to assist our customers at all times in any electrical issue they may encounter. You can rely on our quick response team to repair damaged lines and restore power immediately. Contact ElecComm for power infrastructure maintenance, repairs and emergency situations.

Live-Line and Aerial Dielectric Testing and Certification

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 25, 2019

Prior to using live-line tools and aerial equipment, it is important that these devices receive professional dielectric testing and certification. This provides the assurance that the equipment can deliver sufficient protection to thoroughly protect electrical workers working in their hazardous environment. The equipment must meet the technical and safety standards as specified by OSHA and ANSI.

ETS Inspection and Testing Services exists to provide the proper tools and professional technicians that deliver dielectric testing services for your live-line devices, aerial lifts and bucket trucks. We guarantee quality and economical dielectric testing services across the greater Boston area. In order to prevent downtime within your business’ operation, it’s imperative that you be on top of your annual equipment maintenance and certification. Through the testing and inspection procedure, hidden issues can be detected earlier so necessary repairs can be done to prevent further damage of the equipment.

For more elaborative details on dielectric testing procedure, don't hesitate to contact ETS, Inc. We will provide you with all the necessary information you need prior to testing process.

Repairing Downed Power Lines ASAP

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 21, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Public safety is everyone's concern and responsibility. There are many when people whose main responsibility is to ensure public safety are faced with difficult challenges. One of those challenges is downed power lines. Downed power lines are not only a safety threat but power outages radically effect the entire populous. Municipalities and power companies often turn to the professionals of ElecComm to rapidly address downed power lines.

Downed or damaged power lines pose serious threats to the public. As soon as a downed power line is seen, companies repairing downed power lines should be called right away so that expert electricians can come over and see what they can do about the situation.

There are several reasons as to why and how electric power could be knocked down. It is commonly due to severe weather conditions such as storms and hurricanes which result in broken utility poles and broken power lines lying on the ground. These downed lines may still be live and can cause electrocution to any passerby. That is immediate power line storm response service is imperative. They can prevent these threats from happening and these cases from worsening.

The earlier the remedy, the better. Immediate restoration of power in the affected area is vital. Businesses resume normal operations thereby sparing them from any further financial and opportunity loss. Having poorly maintained electric poles and power lines is definitely a recurring threat to the continuity of power service.

It is equally important for municipalities and businesses to conduct regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA as part of safety procedures of power utilities. Doing so will help ensure that the power lines are a hundred percent up to standards and so related accidents will be kept at bay.

To find out more about the importance of repairing downed power lines for public safety, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing Delivers Cutting Edge Competitive Advantage

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 14, 2019
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing, Boston, MA

Since the dawn of the internet, the technology has become a staple for every business. Strong and stable internet connection is foundational to gaining cutting edge competitive advantage. Because of this, the business telecommunication network engineers in Plymouth, MA are continuously finding ways to develop and improve their systems. These networks are not just all about having reliable service but also deliver upon the ever increasing need for increased band width. Recent innovations empower telecommunication engineers to employ fiber optic splicing for both new and network enhancement configurations.

Given the growing number of businesses that have become highly dependent on the internet, fiber optic splicing was developed as a solution to such increasing need and demand for a better connection and transmission. Switching from copper wires to fiber optic cables guarantees better bandwidth without jeopardizing the speed of transmission. With the help of these fiber optic cables, increasing bandwidth and keeping the connection stable have become a breeze.

Incorporating fiber optic splicing during telecommunication network design installations is imperative when one wants to achieve faster and higher bandwidth. It is important to note that when switching to fiber optic cables, the assistance and service by the experts in the industry are as equally important. This method is new and should only therefore be performed by a professional. This is to ensure that the cables are perfectly spliced according to the configuration unique to your application. Otherwise, these fiber optic cables or the telecommunication networks as a whole will not serve their purpose.

To find out more about how businesses can benefit from fiber optic splicing in telecommunication network design installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 07, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Increasing municipalities are implementing underground high voltage cables because they are ultimately more practical and cost effective when compared to overhead power lines. The predominance of underground high voltage lines’ value corresponds to dramatically reduced maintenance costs. Given the innovative techniques in detecting and repairing faulty underground high voltage cable networks (UHVC networks), repair and maintenance can be accomplished efficiently by experts which means less downtime is only needed for any of these services to be done.

Our underground power line solutions never stop improving over time. Major utility companies, communication service providers, and others find it more practical to run high voltage cables underground due to the improved safety of the assets vs overhead line installation. The professionals at ElecCom excel at underground high voltage cable installation across all of Boston, MA. We serve the smallest of Boston companies to the largest to include NSTAR Electric, Western Mass Electric, National Grid, and many others.

To find out more about cost-effective, safe, and reasonable solutions to underground high voltage systems, contact ElecComm.

Quality Dielectric Testing and Inspection of Aerial Lift Gears

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 05, 2019

Annual Dielectric Testing and Inspection is an important safety measure to ensure aerial devices are working in perfect condition and operating safely. These devices are highly complex and threatens severe operator injury and avoidable repair expenses when electric and mechanical issues go undetected an unaddressed. The yearly gear inspection and evaluation will mitigate these threats.

ETS Inc. specializes in dielectric testing and inspection services for aerial lift trucks and digger derricks. Commercial aerial lift trucks and digger derricks are governed by OSHA and ANSI protocols. One primary inspection focus area is the insulation status of the apparatus. Dielectric testing validates the contraption's electrical strength and voltage. This is done through application of voltage across the insulation material of the gear while metering the resultant leakage current.

It not a matter of IF you need dielectric testing services but WHEN you will need them. Choose your testing service provider with the proven record and years of experience to protect your staff, your equipment, and your reputation. We are certified OSHA and ANSI service providers. We guarantee a quality inspection and will provide you a comprehensive evaluation of your equipment.

Contact ETS Inc. for more information about Dielectric Testing and Inspection.

Mechanical Fiber Optic Splicing Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 28, 2019
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

Fiber optic splicing is a high-demand telecommunication network systems support service. Data communication network degradation simply can’t be tolerated in today’s competitive business environment. For a host of reasons, sub-sections of a data networks become problematic which require professionals to quickly isolate and apply mechanical fiber optic splicing.

Our mechanical fiber optic splicing services here in Boston, MA perform a similar function to conventional cable splicing but with one major difference. Fibers are merge together by mechanical coupling rather than using welding techniques for non-fiber cables. In a mechanical splice, two cleaved fiber tips are mechanically aligned to each other by a special housing. The protective housing ensures fiber ends are steady and enable signals to stream freely between them without difficulty.

Here are the upsides of utilizing mechanical fiber optic splicing:

  1. No power supply is required.
  2. No extra tools are needed apart from a fiber stripper and fiber cleaver
  3. A good alternative in cases where fusion splicing is not viable.
  4. It can be done within a couple of minutes and is ideal for temporary connections.

For more information about mechanical fiber optic splicing, contact ElecComm.

Commercial Electrical Line Laydown Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 21, 2019
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

The rise of residential and commercial construction in today’s economy is simply remarkable. The demand for commercial power infrastructural support and new electric line construction is equally on the rise as aging electrical infrastructure approaches the end of its lifecycle. The electrical professionals at ElecComm are the trusted source for new construction projects throughout the greater Boston area in need of new supporting electrical infrastructure.

Commercial and residential expansion electrical needs are not limited to electric line. Phone lines and internet connections are also core to new developmental projects. So in addition to underground high voltage cables we support your development project with electrical services of any kind.

For large scale electric construction works across New England, ElecComm is (and has been) the trusted source provider for decades. Our crews are certified electrical technicians and linemen with proven years of experience and excellence in the field. We guarantee quality service and timely delivery of all our electric construction services.

Don't hesitate to contact EleCcomm for your new electric line construction or current infrastructure reinforcements.

Cutting Edge Golf Range Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 14, 2019
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Golf courses are increasingly being located in close proximity to residential and commercial areas. Although these areas are strategic for the course owners and the golfers themselves, close proximity to commercial and residential buildings pose risks to neighboring facilities as errant golf balls can and will cause damage and/or personal injury. Course managers must ensure that sturdy and reliable golf range netting must adequately partition golf range and errant shots from going outside the course.

When high quality golf driving range netting is needed, ElecComm is your go-to. We provide installation of poles and netting for golf driving ranges and golf courses along with replacement netting. We only use premium quality range nets to ensure errant golf balls to stay inside the golf area. We also make sure that the golf netting system is well-constructed and securely installed as an effective preventative measure against injury or property damage associated with stray golf balls.

We guarantee that our golf range netting set-up can hangs tough against constant strike of heavy golf balls, harsh weather conditions, exposure to environmental elements, and other stresses. Since diverse golf ranges have different needs and dimension requirements, we accept design customization.

For more information about our golf range netting services, contact ElecComm.

Telecommunication Network Emergency Response Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 07, 2019
ElecComm - Boston, MA

It is undeniable that the internet made numerous trades and dealings quick, convenient and efficient. No wonder various transactions nowadays are done through the internet. Precisely for this reason, a telecommunication network failure for a long duration of time is intolerable particularly in the business sector.

Any telecommunication network outage results at the very least lost productivity from your work force. Any prolonged network outage renders a situation of not only lost staff productivity but other forms of revenue killing effects of network denial of service. When your business network goes down, your first call should be to ElecComm’s telecommunications repair team to promptly restore connectivity and return to profitable business operations. You can count on ElecComm's 24/7 telecommunication network repairs and services because we’ve been delivering professional network restoration services for decades.

ElecComm team is comprised of certified technicians who are skilled and equipped with specialized tools and devices for troubleshooting and repairing telecommunication network outges. Aside from doing maintenance and repairs, you can also tap our team for communication line construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

So the next time you need assistance on telecommunication network system in Boston, MA, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable System Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 28, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

The demand for reliable/uninterruptable power systems is driving the ever increasing need for underground transmission lines. Underground high voltage system installation services is an ElecComm core competency and has been for decades.

In addition to the core need for eliminated environmental-caused power line failure, municipalities and business entities choose to burry cables to eliminate the “eyesore” of above ground power lines. Municipal planners increasingly prioritize the natural beauty of their community. We help beautify communities in Boston and across the greater New England area.

Our underground high voltage cable systems incorporate upscale protective gears and advanced fault detection systems. In the event of critical scenarios, engineers can promptly take action because electrical glitches can be accurately monitored using innovative time domain reflectometry device.

ElecComm is the team you can count on in terms of expertise in underground high voltage cable system. If you are interested in upgrading your electrical infrastructure, we can assist you with the new layout, installation and maintenance. We have the right skills and equipment to perform the job.

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

Golf Course Poles and Netting Solutions

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 21, 2019
ElecComm NGolf Course Poles and Netting Solutions - Boston, MA

Golf course managers need to stay ahead of their member’s game. That means making course upgrades as required throughout the calendar year. Winter is the perfect time to assess course safety equipment such as poles and nets. Winds, wildlife, and cold weather are just a few things that take their toll on your course’s safety measures.

ElecComm’s golf course poles and netting provide the long-lasting protective barrier between errant shots and innocent bystanders. In today’s litigious society, one of the first things injured parties investigate is the condition of basic course safety equipment. Course managers want long-lasting poles and nets to prevent avoidable injury to people and damage to personal property.

The strategic layout and placement of poles is critical to properly secure the entire golf range. ElecComm is there for any course manager’s need for pole installation and netting. For more details about our golf course protective netting and pole service, contact ElecComm today.

Fiber Optic Splicing To Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 14, 2019
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

In today’s high-tech business environment, your business’ data network is by default one of your single most valuable business assets. IT managers keep a keen eye for data network upload and download speeds. Accordingly, increasing numbers of New England business owners turn to us here at ElecComm for telecommunication network maintenance. We have a proven track record of delivering faster and more stable internet connection via our fiber optic splicing expertise. Fiber optic splicing empowers you to remove data “bottlenecks” from your business’ data network.

Fiber optic cable is sensitive equipment that can and does break and most often at the worst possible time. We specialize in installing and maintaining fiber optic telecommunication networks. Advanced fiber optic telecommunication network design and installation is a highly technical undertaking that requires the expertise of certified technicians. It is important to tap certified technicians to handle your job. If you need (or even suspect) a need for telecommunication network service, contact the proven telecommunication network professionals at ElecComm.

Reliable Power Line Support Are Highly Needed in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 07, 2019
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

In winter, power line support heightened their alert for power outage occurrences. This is due to increase of power line issues that take place during frigid weather. More particularly to old electrical infrastructures that are drastically vulnerable to a freezing climate.

Aside from that, it is expected that energy consumption do spike in winter due to almost non-stop use of heating systems in both residential and commercial setting. This makes it rather difficult to measure the accurate amount of energy required to produce in response to the increased demand. When load forecasting is not precised, power interruptions or rotating blackouts are imminent in widespread areas just to deal with tremendous overloads.

Power system malfunction can be somehow mitigated by reinforcing or upgrading old infrastructures. Meanwhile, upgrading the load forecasting system to a more advanced technology can be beneficial in the distribution level.

For prompt power line repairs, maintenance and electrical infrastructure upgrades, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing Services

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

The fast-paced world of today’s business demand fast data connectivity. It also requires secure data transfer with minimal to zero chance of breach. Here at ElecComm, our entire professional focus is on high/low voltage electrical engineering and communication network engineering and construction. One of our core service offering is fiber optic splicing.

Our fiber optic splicing services to greater Boston and beyond is the avenue to boost the speed and stability of your internet connection. It will enhance your bandwidth to make connections more steady and with increased data rates. We serve not only the business sector but also local governments and other public-sector agencies who demand speedy and reliable data services.

Improving your business’ data networks could very well be the best value investment your business can make. We can help you assess the efficiency (or lack thereof) of your business’ data network. Often times, only small sub-sections of your data transmission circuit are responsible for bringing your data network to a crawl. Our fiber optic professionals will find your weak spots and provide the fiber optic splicing services necessary to get you back up to full speed. Contact ElecComm for an excellent fiber optic telecommunication network layout and quality installation.

24/7 Emergency Response For Telecommunication Network Outages Help Businesses Get Back Online Immediately

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 24, 2019
ElecComm - 24/7 Emergency Response

Second to power, telecommunication networks are a necessity. It is extremely stressful and costly for businesses when the system suddenly goes offline. Today, companies depend on the internet for running their daily business activity. A few minutes of downtime can mean tremendous setbacks for those who rely on the internet for their business operations.

As customers become more demanding, many services and transactions are done virtually because of the speed and convenience on both ends. Due to demand, businesses cannot afford any telecommunication network outages, however technical glitches are unavoidable. In the event of sudden telecommunication network failure, 24/7 emergency response team to commercial network outages are available.

Businesses can count on our team to help get back online as soon as possible. Our team of telecommunication expert technicians cater to urgent commercial telecommunication network repairs in Boston, MA. We also carry out scheduled maintenance including fireproofing, bagging, and tagging fiber, fiber slack relocation, As-builts and OSP updates.

When your system suddenly goes offline, contact ElecComm.

Regularly Upgrading Existing Utility Lines Reduces Power Outages

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 17, 2019
ElecComm - Boston, MA

Old and aging electric line infrastructure requires regular inspection and maintenance because they are prone to glitches and more susceptible to malfunction especially in winter. In order to accommodate the growing population and use of power, upgrades are necessary to ensure sufficient power distribution.

ElecComm performs utility line upgrades and maintenance constantly. We make sure proper utility line enhancements are executed to reduce power outages in the commercial sector. We ensure that electrical infrastructure is up-to-date and can sustain itself even in extreme temperatures. In the event of emergency utility failures ElecComm can readily dispatch our team to restore power immediately.

If your business needs to upgrade or repair the current electrical infrastructure and utility lines, contact ElecComm. We serve cities and towns in New England.

Reliable Overhead Power Line Installation, Repairs, and Maintenance

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 10, 2019
ElecCcom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

In the event of snow storms or accidents that can lead to damage of overhead utility lines, ElecComm is the company that you can count on to restore power immediately in New England. We support utility companies so that commercial and residential consumers can resume their normal business activity as soon as possible.

Our services include installation of new utility lines that provide power to new developments or communities. We do overhead line installation, removal, and maintenance. The ElecComm team is comprised of certified electrical technicians with competitive experience and skills. We cater to commercial clients as well as the major utility companies in the area, communication service providers, projects funded by federal and local government, and private entities.

With skillful and experienced personnel, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment, our team can render electrical services that include refurbishing, replacements, renovations, expansions and maintenance of electrical infrastructure and overhead power lines. For an electrical line company that deals with overhead and underground line work, contact ElecComm.

Underground Cabling Systems Decrease Operational Downtime for Businesses in Winter

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

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

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

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

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

Quick Power Line Repairs and Maintenance Are Critical To Ensure Business Continuity in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 27, 2018
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Winter is a challenging season for many business owners and operators because power outages are inevitable during this time of the year. It is important that they have a contingency plan so commerce can continue uninterrupted even in the event of power failures. Although, generators are an integral part of the plan and will sustain business operations for hours, quick power line restoration is critical to get power restored immediately.

Business is dependent on electricity. Business continuity is jeopardized when electrical infrastructure is susceptible to weather and environmental factors. Additionally, power line repairs and updates are recommended prior to storms to reinforce infrastructure for secure and stable power during winter weather. Fortify business electrical infrastructure or invest in new in order to maintain normal business activity year round.

ElecComm can address electrical power needs. Whether your business needs power line repair services or new electrical infrastructure, we've got you covered. Contact us today!

Happy Holidays from ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Happy Holidays from ElecComm

Our warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at ElecComm. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We exist because of your faith and trust in us.

As calendar year 2019 approaches, we reflect upon the foundational recognition that "your success is our success". Our New Year’s wish for 2019 is to nurture our positive and ever strengthening partnership and to deliver ever increasing value to you, your business, and your family through the entirety of 2019.

Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. All the best! Cheers!

Quick Power Restoration Is Critical To Ensure Business Continuity

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 13, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in MA

Contingency plans are included in company strategies to deal with emergency situations. Business continuity is the priority in this planning, especially during winter because of the extreme weather conditions in New England. Electric power restoration is a major element of disaster recovery. Normal operations can only be resumed when power is fully restored. Therefor, quick power line storm response is imperative to secure business continuity.

Repairing downed power lines requires an emergency response team that will assess the scenario and perform the proper structural and equipment restoration to damaged lines and poles. Although many businesses have backup generators, power outages are inconvenient to all commercial enterprises. Meanwhile, wireless cellular networks are challenged when trying to sustain companies with large data communication systems, particularly when cables that are embedded along the power line are also down. Consequently, it is important that utility power is restored as soon as possible so companies can get back to their normal operations.

ElecComm can perform power line repair and maintenance in MA so that businesses will recover from electricity loss right away. Our team is comprised of skilled linemen and technicians with extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Do not hesitate to contact ElecComm for overhead power line repairs.

It is Important to Upgrade Older Electrical Infrastructure for Business Continuity

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 06, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Extreme cold temperatures can make old electrical infrastructure susceptible to break down. Older and obsolete electrical systems can become weak in cold climates because there are quite a bit of moving parts. They are like vehicles that run perfectly in warmer temperature and within the proper humidity range for which it is designed. New infrastructure can handle extreme temperatures but, overtime, those that are operating beyond their life span can have slowly diminished capacity when operating under extreme conditions.

All electrical systems are subjected to intense cold or heat which they can mostly withstand it as long as they are not also stressed. However, when the environment is too extreme, these devices will slow down and become less predictable than they normally would. This can even get worse when they are working over time or beyond their capacity. For instance, circuit breakers must open quickly to protect the system, to prevent short circuiting, and widespread loss of electricity during the harsh weather of winter.

For these reasons it is highly recommended to reinforce old infrastructure particularly in wintertime. Insulation must be properly fortified in order prevent electrical system malfunction during the cold weather. Contact ElecComm, for quality upgrade of infrastructure and power line repairs and maintenance.

source: nationalgeographic.com

Job Offers in ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 04, 2018
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

ElecComm continually looks to add new experienced or entry level talent to our expanding workforce. Our team is distributed throughout New England and we encourage applicants from surrounding states. ECC is a UWUA local 369 company.

ECC takes pride in our team and offers a well-rounded benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, profit sharing plan, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off.

We pride ourselves in safety, health, training and state of the art equipment for our employees and participate in the UWUA Apprenticeship Program. Our team is continually cross trained and upholds the highest safety standards in the workplace. ECC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to info@eleccommc.com



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Optimize Your Telecommunication Network With Fiber Optic Splicing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 29, 2018
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Most businesses nowadays rely on the internet. As many dealings and transactions are now made through online arrangements, a fast internet connection is a staple in various industry. If you want to boost your telecommunication network, upgrading your system with fiber optic splicing can improve the speed and stability of the internet connection.

Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA can augment your bandwidth for a more consistent connection and speedier data transmission. This means data pertinent to your business can be transmitted faster to the recipient. Not only that, data privacy is more secure with less chance of a security breach. With fiber optic splicing, you internet connection is more reliable for business efficiency and customer service.

Upgrading the telecommunication network requires fiber optic splicing experts who are well versed in all of the latest specialized technology for creating a new, improved, and efficient system design. This will ensure proper installation which is critical in assuring a more secure transmission. Contact ElecComm for a superb fiber optic telecommunication network layout and quality installation work.

Infrastructure Upgrade Is Critical For Extreme Cold

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 22, 2018
ElecComm - Power line repairs or maintenance in Boston, MA

We know how winter can impact the activities in the business. Inclement weather in New England last through March. Commercial establishments can always expect unexpected power outages and service interruptions all winter-long. As a result, it is highly recommended for businesses to reinforce their electrical infrastructure to withstand harsh weather conditions.

The cardinal reason behind loss of electricity during winter is old infrastructure and electrical systems that are vulnerable to extreme weather. Over time, the system losses its capacity to operate well and resist extreme cold. In order to prevent electrical system malfunction, proper insulation must be applied and reinforced prior to the drop in temperature. It is also advisable to replace older infrastructures to ensure it will not become defective and cause havoc when it is imperative for the heat to be running.

If you are in need of skilled personnel to perform infrastructure upgrades and power line repairs or maintenance in Boston, MA, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Systems Reduce Risks in Highly Inhabited Areas

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 15, 2018
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

High voltage systems play a major role transmission. These distribution networks can now be established in densely populated areas, vastly complex sites, and in rural areas either underground or underwater.

Underground transmission cabling solutions in Boston, MA are safer and healthier for the population than overhead high voltage cables because there is no contact with the current discharge. There are three ways to install high voltage cable systems. The first is buried underground where the insulators and conductors are not visible. There are fixed in either troughs or tunnels that are beneath the ground. With the trough method, the conductors are set tightly parallel to one another and enclosed in a concrete trough which is flush with the ground. The third way of installing underground high voltage networks is with the gas-insulated line method, where cables are confined in a rigid metallic tube filled with an insulating gas. The tube is then wrapped which almost nullifies the magnetic field.

Underground High Voltage Systems make transmission of high voltage power more reliable, safe, and convenient. This method is also more aesthetically pleasing, removing huge towers and unattractive power lines from visibility in highly crowded areas or in natural conservation areas. Underground cabling solutions reduce or eliminate audible noise and electromagnetic discharges.

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

Fiber Optic Cable Installation Requires Licensed and Skillful Technicians

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 08, 2018
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

Due to the higher demand for fast transmission speed, many businesses want to upgrade their communication networks to fiber optic cables. Additionally, fiber optic cables are less susceptible to electromagnetic disturbances when compared to traditional copper wires. Telecommunication networks in Wilmington, MA continue to enhance the capability of fiber optic cable systems.

In order to utilize fiber optics to their full extent, skillful manipulation of cable wires is required during fiber optic splicing and wiring. Optical cables have less malleable glass fibers than copper wires. As a result, they are more frail in regards to wiring tension. When they are overly exposed to stress, this can lead to broken optical fibers which can result in network slowdown.

Fiber optic cable systems feature a standard fixture, arc and loops that are not sighted or applied in their copper counterparts. International electrical code has required this critical method and special licenses are issued to technicians who handle fiber optic cables. If you are looking for licensed personnel to carry out the fiber optic installation for your business, contact ElecComm.

Quick Power Line Repairs and Maintenance is Imperative During the Holidays

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 01, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in MA

As the holidays draw near, many commercial establishments start to extend their store hours to serve more shoppers. However, winter is known for inclement weather which can cause power outages that affect many shopping malls and retail stores. Quick power line repairs are necessary to restore power as fast as possible.

Moreover, large crowds head to shopping malls and retail outlets, gas stations and banks during the huge holiday sales events and Black Friday Sales. This season, and the after holiday sales, are important times of year for most retail businesses as well as for the food businesses in the area. These business owners cannot afford power outages during this critical time of the year, not only because it will disrupt their operations but also for shopper safety. Mall lighting, POS systems, and HVAC systems require electricity so there is no time for a power outage.

Although weather is beyond our control, it is imperative to secure power contingency planning through regular power line repair and maintenance. Maintenance of overhead power lines is imperative so they can withstand harsh weather and minimize power failures. If you think your power line infrastructure is old and requires reinforcement, contact ElecComm.

Dielectric Testing Service Must Be Safe and Accurately Done

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 25, 2018
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Are your aerial lift trucks and digger derricks due for their annual dielectric testing and inspection? ElecComm is at your service. Always choose a fully licensed company to perform dielectric testing. The procedure can be hazardous and electrical faults are possible when the equipment tested has internal damage.

Dielectric testing services are important for early detection of latent defects, particularly in the internal systems of the equipment. This test must be done properly to get the accurate condition and status of the lift trucks and diggers and for proper management and repairs can be performed immediately to prevent further deterioration of this expensive heavy equipment. More importantly, when annual testing has been put off or taken for granted, those operating this machinery are at risk.

For dielectric testing and inspection it is imperative to hire experts that will carefully carry out these procedures. It is necessary that they have the skills, experience and tools so safety is secured during and after testing and repair. Contact ElecComm for scrupulous and safe dielectric testing of your equipment.

Dielectric Testing Service Must Be Safe and Accurately Done

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 25, 2018

Are your aerial lift trucks and digger derricks due for their annual dielectric testing and inspection? ETS, Inc. is at your service. Always choose a fully licensed company to perform dielectric testing. The procedure can be hazardous and electrical faults are possible when the equipment tested has internal damage.

Dielectric testing services are important for early detection of latent defects, particularly in the internal systems of the equipment. This test must be done properly to get the accurate condition and status of the lift trucks and diggers and for proper management and repairs can be performed immediately to prevent further deterioration of this expensive heavy equipment. More importantly, when annual testing has been put off or taken for granted, those operating this machinery are at risk.

For dielectric testing and inspection it is imperative to hire experts that will carefully carry out these procedures. It is necessary that they have the skills, experience and tools so safety is secured during and after testing and repair. Contact ETS, Inc. for scrupulous and safe dielectric testing of your equipment.