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Reliable and Quick Power Line Repairs in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 18, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Downed overhead power lines can create safety issues and extend power outages. Loss of power causes all types of issues to commercial and and industrial businesses. Missed deadlines, lack of product, damage to systems, loss of data, missed forecasting and all types of other issues can result when there is no power, regardless of the duration. Therefore, repairing downed power lines needs to begin immediately regardless of the weather before it can cause even greater issues to industrial processes.

Violent wind, ice, and severe snow can damage overhead power lines. Violent stores are common in the winter snapping electricity lines and bringing down utility poles. However, power line storm response teams from utility companies and from electric line construction companies can act immediately to make the necessary repairs and restore power as soon as possible.

During the winter months, regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines must be conducted to reinforce the system for public safety and for productive business. This protocol ensures that power lines and poles are up to the standard to prevent untoward incidents. If there is a need for power line repairs and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Career Opportunities at ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 11, 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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Fiber Optic Splicing For Speedier Internet Connection in Commercial Sector

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 11, 2018
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Plymouth, MA

Nowadays, businesses rely on the internet for their day to day activities and operations. As a consequence, telecommunication networks in Plymouth, MA need innovations to improve connections for speedier access to information. Currently, fiber optic splicing offers the best telecommunication network setup for all types of industries.

Fiber optic splicing was engineered to answer the increasing requirement for an improved internet connection and faster data transmission. Businesses that turn to fiber optic transmissions experience enhanced and expansive bandwidth. Fiber optic cables also make expansion of bandwidth much easier because it enables the transmission of more data as compared to regular cables. With this upgrade, faster business communication and data transmission is guaranteed, which will improve business responsiveness.

The application of fiber optic splicing to telecommunication network design installation is indispensable for businesses to achieve faster and higher bandwidth. If your company is considering the switch to fiber optic splicing in the telecommunication network, contact ElecComm. It is imperative to look for the right fiber optic experts to handle the job.

Reliable Power Line Storm Response Service for Fast Restoration of Electricity

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 04, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in MA

Large scale power outages are common following large storms. This is often a result of snow and ice accumulation on overhead lines, downed trees and branches that fall on the wires themselves, and the number of telephone poles that are struck due to icy conditions. As a result, power line storm response teams are dispatched to assist utility companies restore electricity as soon as possible.

Commercial and industrial sectors have crucial business operations that demand immediate downed power line repair. Long term loss of electricity can have catastrophic results on many businesses and in some cases power loss can endanger personnel working in critical environments. Live wires must be taken care off as soon as possible as well. Thus, additional power line response service teams are tapped to ensure that damage is addressed as soon as possible.

Repair and maintenance of overhead power lines in Boston, MA along with regular tree trimming must be conducted consistently to ensure the infrastructure is in top condition. This is a vital procedure to ensure the safety and prevention of any incidental risk during disaster. Contact ElecComm for more details on power line repairs and maintenance.

Underground High Voltage Cable Systems Prevent Recurring Power Outages in Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

Dielectric Testing and Inspections Secure The Condition of Your Equipment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 20, 2018
ElecComm - Aerial Lift Boston, MA

Overtime, Aerial Lift Trucks and Digger Derricks become susceptible to defects that cause current overloads. Any equipment can get worn out when it is regularly in-service. This equipment involves complex systems which means repairs can be costly when they break down. To prevent this, dielectric testing and inspections are highly recommended to keep these units in top condition at all times.

Dielectric testing services are performed to detect damage in the insulation or other internal defects within the system before they become worse. The proper actions can be taken to repair issues at the earliest stage. This can prevent further deterioration of the equipment. Doing these inspections are vital to secure the safety of the technicians during operation. Damage in the equipment can cause electrical faults that can endanger those standing close to this equipment.

ElecComm can perform reliable dielectric testing services to ensure that aerial lifts and digger derricks are conditioned prior to field deployment. Fully-equipped with tools and years of experience, we can guarantee the accurate testing and proper repair of the equipment. Contact us today for dielectric testing and inspection services.

Dielectric Testing and Inspections Secure The Condition of Your Equipment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Overtime, Aerial Lift Trucks and Digger Derricks become susceptible to defects that cause current overloads. Any equipment can get worn out when it is regularly in-service. This equipment involves complex systems which means repairs can be costly when they break down. To prevent this, dielectric testing and inspections are highly recommended to keep these units in top condition at all times.

Dielectric testing services are performed to detect damage in the insulation or other internal defects within the system before they become worse. The proper actions can be taken to repair issues at the earliest stage. This can prevent further deterioration of the equipment. Doing these inspections are vital to secure the safety of the technicians during operation. Damage in the equipment can cause electrical faults that can endanger those standing close to this equipment.

ETS, Inc. can perform reliable dielectric testing services to ensure that aerial lifts and digger derricks are conditioned prior to field deployment. Fully-equipped with tools and years of experience, we can guarantee the accurate testing and proper repair of the equipment. Contact us today for dielectric testing and inspection services.

Power Line Storm Response For Quick Electricity Restoration

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

Hurricane season is in full swing. And just when this season ends, blizzards and snow storms await us when winter takes over. With the unending New England weather changes, businesses need a power line storm response team they can count on during unexpected electricity loss.

Inclement weather can ravage trees and electrical poles that can result in widespread power outages. What makes the matter worse, is that the nasty weather can also hamper the restoration efforts of utility companies. Downed power lines and trees can block access roads. Electric line construction companies in Boston, MA can assist in many emergency cases especially when it affects a vast area with multiple downed lines. With the help of these companies, restoration can be addressed more quickly especially in the commercial and industrial sector that urgently needs to be back in business as soon as possible.

ElecComm technicians are dependable in times of power emergency situations. Our team is fully equipped with experience and equipment to perform quick power restoration. Contact our team for emergency repairs of both overhead and underground power lines.

Underground High Cable Installation Presents A More Secure Power Infrastructure at A Reasonable Cost

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 06, 2018
ElecComm underground fiber optic installation in Plymouth, MA

Although underground high voltage cable installation is more costly to install than traditional overhead installation, many business owners are considering this type of infrastructure. This is primarily because the cost of the total expenditure is offset by the multitude of conveniences that it extends to both the commercial and industrial sector.

Many types of industry rely on stable electric power for daily operations. They can't afford extended power outages that will hugely affect their daily business activity. Worse, outages can result in financial setbacks and catastrophic equipment or product damage. This is the problem with overhead power line set-up. Since overhead lines are exposed to harsh weather and other environmental threats, they are easily damaged and can cause recurrent power outages.

On the other hand underground power lines are secure below ground where environmental hazards are non-existent. Plus, the advanced protection system creates a notable reduction in power glitches with style of electric infrastructure.

If businesses study and weigh closely the expenses for this upgrade and maintenance of underground cable networks versus the maintenance costs of overhead power lines, they will see how cost-effective the undergrounding is. With the better protection and significantly less maintenance and repair to underground cables, this is enough to override the initial costs of set up and construction.

To find out more about the advantages of Underground High Cable Installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Systems Offer Safer Infrastructures

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 23, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

The colder months are fast approaching. The winter months can be challenging for businesses because the weather conditions are often challenging in the Boston area. If your business is planning of upgrading infrastructure before winter consider underground high voltage cable networks for the advantages it offers, especially in winter.

Snow storms can often be devastating in Massachusetts. Theses storms cause power outages that cause inconveniences and total shut down for many businesses. Overhead power lines are susceptible to storm damage from strong winds, snow and icy conditions that take down poles and trees that can collapse and rip wires. With underground power lines this is eliminated because the lines are more secure and are not exposed to environmental hazards.

Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA applies protection system to further secure the cables. Pad-mounted gear assemblies are enforced house and protect distribution switches, fuses, and other critical gears from environmental contaminants below the surface. They also follow power industry standards to ensure that these cables are secured from physical damage and electric faults.

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

Power Line Storm Response Should Be Reliable to Address Power Line Damage

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 16, 2018
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Severe storms can ravage trees and consequently damage overhead power lines. This is actually the leading cause of power outages during major storms. No matter the time of year, big storms happen and power outages occur that hold up business operations and transactions. Immediate power line storm response is needed to restore electricity as soon as possible.

Protective equipment activates and automatically shuts off the current flow from the main grid when power lines are stricken by lightning, damaged by falling trees or any factor that can wreck the poles and transformers. It is such a challenging situation when the weather disturbance itself impedes the restoration efforts to bring back power immediately. The matter becomes even worse when multiple lines have been affected. Thus, utility companies tap electric line companies in Boston, MA to assist in downed power line repairs.

Downed trees and debris carried by flooded waters and strong wind are blockages that can obstruct the access of the affected areas. ElecComm technicians are reliable in this desperate predicaments. We are fully equipped to address any technical glitches that concerns the power transmission. Contact ElecComm for urgent repairs and maintenance of overhead power lines.

Dielectric Testing of Digger Derricks Secures the Safety of Operators

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 09, 2018
ElecComm - Digger Derrick Dielectric Testing Boston, MA

Digger derricks are used for a kinds of tasks in the construction of utility lines. This includes lifting, digging holes, lifting linemen for overhead line maintenance and more. These derricks must be regularly maintained at all times so they can be readily utilized, especially during emergencies. For that matter, dielectric testing and inspection measures are integral to ensure these devices are reliable in critical situations.

Dielectric testing in Pittsfield, MA must be conducted by trained personnel. This is crucial because digger derricks have complex systems and the accuracy of the testing is vital to find any and all hidden issues. This gear is an expensive asset, which means costly repairs when minor hitches are allowed to escalate. High insulation testing is one of the primary areas that needs to be tested regularly in order to secure the safety of those who operate them.

If you are looking for experts in dielectric testing services with strict compliance to ANSI requirements, contact ElecComm. We are fully-equipped to handle the job competitively.

Dielectric Testing of Digger Derricks Secures the Safety of Operators

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Digger derricks are used for a kinds of tasks in the construction of utility lines. This includes lifting, digging holes, lifting linemen for overhead line maintenance and more. These derricks must be regularly maintained at all times so they can be readily utilized, especially during emergencies. For that matter, dielectric testing and inspection measures are integral to ensure these devices are reliable in critical situations.

Dielectric testing in Pittsfield, MA must be conducted by trained personnel. This is crucial because digger derricks have complex systems and the accuracy of the testing is vital to find any and all hidden issues. This gear is an expensive asset, which means costly repairs when minor hitches are allowed to escalate. High insulation testing is one of the primary areas that needs to be tested regularly in order to secure the safety of those who operate them.

If you are looking for experts in dielectric testing services with strict compliance to ANSI requirements, contact ETS, Inc.. We are fully-equipped to handle the job competitively.

Increase Bandwidth By Upgrading Telecommunication Systems With Fiber Optic Splicing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 02, 2018
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

A fast internet connection is a staple in every business in order to better market to and serve customers. Regardless of the industry, all business applications today greatly rely on stable telecommunication networks that can rapidly transmit pertinent data and information without breaching the secure zone. Now, an increasing number of businesses are opting for fiber optic splicing in Plymouth, MA to boost their telecommunication network.

Fiber optic splicing can increase the bandwidth of telecommunication networks. This means more stable connection and faster data transmission. Upgrading to fiber optic cables requires a new design of telecommunication network in order to maximize its capacity. This is also a prerequisite to ensure less transmission loss and reduced electrical conductivity for a more secure transmission.

Only fiber optic experts can properly execute the process for they have the skills and the right equipment essential for the procedure. Contact ElecComm for an excellent design of your new fiber optic telecommunication network.

Fiber Optic Splicing Enhances Telecommunication Networks For Speedier Business Deals

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 30, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Plymouth, MA

Essentially every industry relies on clear and fast communication. Today, where everything is fast paced, it is important that information is delivered and received in a timely manner. In business where competition is tight, in order to close the deal information must be transacted and responded to quickly. As a result of the need for timely and complete information transfer, more and more companies are choosing to upgrade telecommunication networks for speedier, faster, and more crisp transfer of data and conversation.

Modernized telecommunication networks in Boston, MA present timely, reliable and secure internal and external communication. The latest technology enables data and information to be sent back and forth electronically through by both wired and wireless means. It also make file management and storage more convenient and secure. Additionally, advanced telecommunication networks make it possible for multiple parties to communicate and collaborate instantly, even when overseas.

Fiber optic splicing is now utilized by many industries to boost their telecommunication lines. These optical fibers help improve the performance of the telecommunication network. With fiber optics, it is much easier to cater to the unique design of telecommunication networks for distinct business applications.

Contact ElecComm to find out more about custom-design telecommunication networks.

Fiber Optics Support Varied Simultaneous Business Operations

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

Fiber optic splicing has improved the ability to send multiple types of data over long distances with more advanced security. Fiber optics has also improved protection of information that is both sent and stored. It provides convenient and quick access to information that supports business operations.

Upgrading the telecommunication network with fiber optic splicing demands in-depth knowledge and skills. The procedure is highly critical and must be fastidiously handled to prevent distribution issues when data is transmitted. In order to optimally utilize fiber optic functionality, the exact capacity requirement of the application must be accurately determined along with the precise temperature requisite.

Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA allows businesses to maximum telecom capabilities. For more information on the technical requirements of fiber optics to address your telecommunication upgrade, contact ElecComm.

State of The Art Golf Netting Systems Provide Lasting Protection in Golf Ranges

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 19, 2018
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Investing in high-quality golf poles and netting materials ensures that the investment will last and pay-off over years. There is no point in spending less for lower quality, only to need to replace everything again in just a few years. With golf seasons getting longer, poles and nets need to last. Don't settle for less. Instead invest in high quality golf range netting that offers durability that will last for years.

Golf courses and ranges cannot risk the safety of golfers, spectators, passersby, or nearby businesses. Any untoward incidents that involves stray golf balls will result in liability of the range. When errant golf balls accidentally fly due to weak, torn, loose or absent golf drive range netting, management will pay for the damages to people and property.

But top quality materials are not enough. Proper and safe installation also ensures protection. A proper set-up of safety golf poles and nets are imperative to avoid accidents both inside and outside your golf range. Contact ElecComm for state of the art golf range netting system.

Dielectric Testing of Digger Derricks and Aerial Lifts Prevents Major Equipment Defects

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 12, 2018
ElecComm - Aerial Lift Boston, MA

The responsibility for owning a digger derrick and aerial lift trucks goes beyond meeting requirements set by ANSI and OSHA. The main purpose of annual dielectric testing and inspection is to ensure the safety of those operating it. Through this annual testing and inspection, issues are often detected and addressed before technical defects damage the equipment, or much worse, injure the operator.

Only trained and certified personnel execute high voltage dielectric testing. The procedure usually takes 3-6 hours to complete depending on the type of device being tested. It is recommended to strategically plan out the inspection schedule in order to eliminate or reduce fleet downtime. It's always better to identify and fix issues early while they are minor in nature and to prevent escalation into major equipment malfunction.

The pros here at ElecComm are qualified to perform dielectric testing service. Our crew is comprised of well-equipped certified mechanic with over 35 years of experience in dielectric testing process. If you need such service, don't hesitate to contact us.

Dielectric Testing of Digger Derricks and Aerial Lifts Prevents Major Equipment Defects

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 12, 2018

The responsibility for owning a digger derrick and aerial lift trucks goes beyond meeting requirements set by ANSI and OSHA. The main purpose of annual dielectric testing and inspection is to ensure the safety of those operating it. Through this annual testing and inspection, issues are often detected and addressed before technical defects damage the equipment, or much worse, injure the operator.

Only trained and certified personnel execute high voltage dielectric testing. The procedure usually takes 3-6 hours to complete depending on the type of device being tested. It is recommended to strategically plan out the inspection schedule in order to eliminate or reduce fleet downtime. It's always better to identify and fix issues early while they are minor in nature and to prevent escalation into major equipment malfunction.

The pros here at ETS, Inc. are qualified to perform dielectric testing service. Our crew is comprised of well-equipped certified mechanic with over 35 years of experience in dielectric testing process. If you need such service, don't hesitate to contact us.

New Rental Housing Units Require New Electrical Infrastructure

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2018
ElecCcom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

Today, apartment community construction is everywhere. Due to the increasing number of people who are choosing to rent and the amount of communities cropping up. These communities require new electric line construction and upgrades in the existing electrical infrastructure in order to add additional housing units.

Additionally, these rental units also require multiple phone lines and cabling in addition to just the electric lines. Although underground high voltage cables are now commonly used by many apartment units, the need for installing poles and transformers is also still necessary. Only certified electric construction line companies can handle these broad electric construction jobs for commercial use.

The staff at ElecComm has the knowledge and experience to handle large electric construction line projects. We work hand in hand with construction companies and electric companies for timely delivery of new electrical infrastructure. Contact ElecComm to find out more about our electric construction services.

Dielectric Testing and Inspection of Aerial Lifts Must Be Done By Trained Personnel

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 28, 2018
ElecComm - Aerial Lift Boston, MA

Aerial lift trucks and devices are complex pieces of equipment that, when they become worn out, are expensive to repair. Although they are equipped with proper safety systems, they are still susceptible to overloading during service. Thus, annual dielectric testing and inspection is required to ensure this equipment works safely at maximum capacity prior to dispatching them to the job site.

High voltage dielectric testing of aerial lifts is a crucial task since the lift provides insulation to ground workers who are working on or close to high voltage cables and apparatus. Testing and inspection must be done by certified personnel who are trained to specifically perform dielectric testing service. Only dielectric testing experts are trained to use the special equipment necessary for inspection and testing. Also, there are particular methods that are acceptable to ANSI standards.

ElecComm specialize in this line of work. We guarantee the correct method will be executed when testing aerial devices. Our team is fully-equipped with dielectric testing knowledge, tools, and equipment and we have the competent experience to handle the job. Contact ElecComm to find out more about these services.

Dielectric Testing and Inspection of Aerial Lifts Must Be Done By Trained Personnel

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 28, 2018

Aerial lift trucks and devices are complex pieces of equipment that, when they become worn out, are expensive to repair. Although they are equipped with proper safety systems, they are still susceptible to overloading during service. Thus, annual dielectric testing and inspection is required to ensure this equipment works safely at maximum capacity prior to dispatching them to the job site.

High voltage dielectric testing of aerial lifts is a crucial task since the lift provides insulation to ground workers who are working on or close to high voltage cables and apparatus. Testing and inspection must be done by certified personnel who are trained to specifically perform dielectric testing service. Only dielectric testing experts are trained to use the special equipment necessary for inspection and testing. Also, there are particular methods that are acceptable to ANSI standards.

ETS, Inc. specialize in this line of work. We guarantee the correct method will be executed when testing aerial devices. Our team is fully-equipped with dielectric testing knowledge, tools, and equipment and we have the competent experience to handle the job. Contact ETS, Inc. to find out more about these services.

Underground High Voltage Cables for Less Power Disruption

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 21, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Gusty winds during stormy weather can cause downed power lines which greatly impact business continuity. Although, emergency restoration teams are immediately deployed for necessary repairs, depending on the extent of damage, it can often take days or weeks to fully restore power. With extensive disruption, repair expenses can be extensive and costly. For this reason and more underground high voltage cable networks make great business sense.

The initial expense of upgrading can be intimidating if all factors are not taken into consideration. But when the advantages are properly laid out, consumers can understand the benefits of underground power line. These advantages will support the initial investment and the decrease in repair and maintenance costs will pay for the installation over-time. Because the lines are underground they cannot be affected by strong wind, ice, snow or other environmental damage. With the decreased potential of the damage that can affect overhead lines, power interruptions are less likely. This means less uncontrollable business interruption.

Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is highly recommended by commercial electric construction companies. The insulation system involved also means safer and more efficient power transmission. To find out more about the advantages of underground power lines, contact ElecComm.

Reputable Dielectric Testing and Inspection Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018
ElecComm - Aerial Lift Boston, MA

Incidents and overloads can happen in any aerial device. Although they are engineered with sufficient safety settings, in-service issues can develop from continuous use. These are extremely complex devices and repairs can be challenging and costly. Early detection of system issues which could be developing can mitigate more complicated, time-consuming and costly issues.

Annual Dielectric Testing and Inspections for Aerial Lift Trucks and Digger Derricks are required by OSHA and ANSI to ensure they are operating in optimal condition. These vital inspections are performed in order to detect any issues in insulation. This way repairs can be made as soon as possible to mitigate further complications before they cause injuries or downtime. Dielectric testing confirms the electrical strength or electrical voltage of various apparatus. Many tests are conducted by applying a voltage across the "insulator" portion of the apparatus while measuring the resultant leakage current.

ElecComm offers dielectric testing services of aerial devices ensures they function as intended prior to dispatch. Our team is fully-equipped with over 35 years of experience in this line of expertise and exceeds all OSHA and ANSI requirements. We also cater wheeled cranes up to 150 tons, steam cleaning, telescopic, articulated and combination inspections.

To find out more about our Dielectric Testing and Inspection services, contact ElecComm.

Reputable Dielectric Testing and Inspection Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Incidents and overloads can happen in any aerial device. Although they are engineered with sufficient safety settings, in-service issues can develop from continuous use. These are extremely complex devices and repairs can be challenging and costly. Early detection of system issues which could be developing can mitigate more complicated, time-consuming and costly issues.

Annual Dielectric Testing and Inspections for Aerial Lift Trucks and Digger Derricks are required by OSHA and ANSI to ensure they are operating in optimal condition. These vital inspections are performed in order to detect any issues in insulation. This way repairs can be made as soon as possible to mitigate further complications before they cause injuries or downtime. Dielectric testing confirms the electrical strength or electrical voltage of various apparatus. Many tests are conducted by applying a voltage across the "insulator" portion of the apparatus while measuring the resultant leakage current.

ETS, Inc. offers dielectric testing services of aerial devices ensures they function as intended prior to dispatch. Our team is fully-equipped with over 35 years of experience in this line of expertise and exceeds all OSHA and ANSI requirements. We also cater wheeled cranes up to 150 tons, steam cleaning, telescopic, articulated and combination inspections.

To find out more about our Dielectric Testing and Inspection services, contact ETS, Inc..

A Better Option for Underground Fiber Optic Systems for Faster Business Operations

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018
ElecComm underground fiber optic installation in Plymouth, MA

There are many advantages to undergrounding fiber optic cables for telecom networks. However, sometimes the cost and labor intensity can be prohibitive. The numerous benefits of Microtrenching are gradually gaining ground for designing and building telecommunication networks in Plymouth, MA making it a popular option for business and community installations. Microtrenching involves burying fiber cables or by stacking the conduits atop one another in narrow trenches about ¾ inch wide and 12 inches deep.

Because there is less digging involved, excavation work need not to be extensive. This results in a reduction in logistics, time spent on the project, and cost. In fact, with microtrenching, these factors can be cut by almost half that of traditional underground cable installation. In burying under roads, the trench cut is repaired with a minor patch. For grassy areas, the soil is replaced and can be reseeded immediately. Micro trenching also allows storage of fiber optic cable slack for easy fiber optic splicing work during network expansion, repair, and maintenance.

Microtrenching is applicable in both urban and rural settings. Unlike above ground installations, fiber optic microtrenches are not as susceptible to external forces, enabling smooth communications even in adverse weather conditions. Eleccomm’s team of network technicians and engineers is always prepared for telecommunication network design installations. For more information, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Offers Quality Golf Course Poles and Netting Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 31, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

During the warmer days, golf enthusiasts hit the golf range. Due to the increasing number of participants on the golf courses, it's important for golf range owners to be sure the environment is secure by installing golf range netting to protect people and property both inside and outside the premises.

Golf courses have both beginners and experts practicing their swing and driving. Providing a space to practice and compete without restriction increase enjoyment and revenue. State of the art golf driving range netting is necessary to ensure that stray balls won't end up in areas where they shouldn't be. Golf balls should stay within the range so as not to pose a threat to passersby and nearby property.

ElecComm offers durable poles and safety golf netting. Golf driving range netting in Boston, MA is our expertise and we guarantee meticulous and quality installation that will last. For golf course poles and netting services, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm for Quality Construction and Maintenance of New Power Infrastructure

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 24, 2018
ElecComm Power Infrastructure - Boston, MA

As commercial buildings and retail stores begin to sprout up across Massachusetts, the demand for utility infrastructure also surges. New power lines, poles and transfer stations must be built in order to supply power adequately to business establishments.

ElecComm offers energy construction services that includes design, construction, engineering and infrastructure for busineses and commercial consumers. Our crew is fully crossed trained to make sure every phase of the operation is carried out meticulously. You can count on us for quality construction of fiber optic cable splicing, testing, restoration and maintenance.

If your business requires electric transmission line updates, telecommunication and fiber optic networks, ElecComm can assist in your construction project. Contact ustoday, our crew will assist you from development to maintenance of your new utility infrastructure

 

 

Underground High Voltage Cable Protection System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 17, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Providence, RI

Underground cable protection is integral to protect underground high voltage cables in Providence, RI. Utility and electric construction line companies must abide by the power industry standards to ensure the ground cables are well-protected from electric faults and physical damages. Efficient power distribution with less interruption can be achieved when these standard systems are properly applied during installation and maintenance.

Pad-mounted gear assembly is done to case distribution switches, fuses and other switch gears in air-insulated steel. This housing keeps contaminants at bay and makes it easy for manual and remote supervision/control of the entire system. Pad-mounted fused switches, pad-mounted vacuum fault interrupters and pad-mounted breakers and re-closurers are the usual methods enforced to secure it during underground high voltage installation.

When protecting the cables, this depends on the voltage and installation process of your electric company. But commonly warning tapes and markers are used to provide clear visual indication to workers operating near the infrastructure. Protective coverings such as mesh, sheets and hard pipes add impact protection during excavation work nearby. In some installations, concrete is affixed to the conduits for further protection.

To find out more about underground distribution system protection, contact ElecComm.

Advantages of Underground High Voltage Cable System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 10, 2018
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA

Many companies and commercial infrastructure are using underground high voltage cable systems because of the many advantages it offers in communication and data transfers. Here are few advantages of underground power systems:

Compared to overhead power lines that are prone to environmental hazards, underground cables are much safer because they are buried making the risk for danger minimal. It also presents a better view in urban, historic or in environmentally protected areas since the cables are situated below ground and are not visible. Moreover, underground high voltage cables in Boston, MA requires less maintenance since faulty lines are less likely to occur because of the layers of insulation and mechanical protection that are applied. Voltage drop and power surges are reduced in underground power lines due to the protective properties that are designed to lessen these common electrical issues.

If you are planning to upgrade your electric and communication distribution system, you might want to consider an underground high voltage cable setup. Contact ElecComm for removal of your traditional overhead cables and for information on installation of your new underground distribution structure.

Telecommunication Network for Faster and More Secure Business Transaction - Providence, RI

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 03, 2018
ElecComm telecommunication networks in Providence, RI

Telecommunication networks in Providence, RI have an integral role in delivering relevant information and data over immense distances. It is now widely applied in business and commercial use to extend their services to a much greater area quickly. With telecommunication networks, businesses can showcase their products and services virtually and carry out quicker transactions with ease and security.

Over the years, telecommunication networks have been constantly evolving and have assisted hi-tech devices which have access to computer networks. This provides much faster interaction between consumers and businesses. Installation of telecommunication networks calls for a strategic design in order to secure the sharing of pertinent data. The discovery of fiber optics has paved the way for the speedier transmission of data and has offered a more secure option for data sharing.

The application of fiber optic splicing in telecommunication networks provides businesses a much more reliable means of communication with customers and remote employees and promotes more collaboration. With the advantages and benefits of telecommunications networks, businesses can expand rapidly and have more opportunity for new ventures to rise and grow.

If you are interested in updating your telecommunication network infrastructure, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Employment Opportunities

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 26, 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


Employment Opportunities:

  • UG Lineworker Leader
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Incubmbents work under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 1
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 2
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 3
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Works under general supervision. Works under directive supervision when installing cable or equipment.More info...

Fiber Optic Splicing For Speedier Business Operation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 26, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Plymouth, MA

Fiber optic splicing has revolutionized the channeling of pertinent data and information over long distances. Fiber optic technology provides speed of light access to various data that supports thriving businesses in their daily operations.

The installation of fiber optic system requires expert handling and is subjected to intensive probing prior to the actual splicing into telecommunication networks. This crucial process must be done meticulously in order to avoid loss of signal and to prevent data sharing issues during actual transmission of important information. To maximize fiber optic operations, fiber optic experts must take into account the precise carrying capacity and temperature level requirements for a particular function.

Research for fiber optics splicing in Boston, MAcontinues to move forward so its optimum potential for telecommunication services can be achieved. Full access to fiber based networks can greatly benefit business operations and standards. To find out more about the benefits of fiber optic splicing for your business, contact ElecComm.

High Quality Field Netting, Lighting, and Poles

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 19, 2018
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Poles, lighting, and netting are not only applicable for securing golf ranges. Other sports facilities also require this protective set-up to secure the surrounding properties from errant balls. The increasing popularity of baseball, lacrosse and other sports fields calls for reliable and top quality sports netting solutions.

ElecComm offers sports lighting and netting installations not limited to golf range facilities but other sports fields as well. Our crew can light up arenas, stadiums, and sport centers for schools and municipal fields. We custom-make and install protective sports netting around perimeter in order to protect spectators from getting hit and to protect the facility from liability caused by stray balls.

Whether you have a small indoor sports facility or a large outdoor recreational field, we can set-up the perfect lighting, poles and netting necessary to secure and protect your location. Contact ElecComm for durable materials and state-of-the-art design of your protective netting, lighting, and poles.

Underground High Voltage Systems Bolster Power System Reliability

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

The rising demand for continuous electricity increases the need for a stable and reliable power system. The soil serves as natural protection against the weather elements, which makes underground high voltage cable systems a viable option for businesses in sustaining an uninterrupted power supply. An underground electrical distribution system is the most cost-effective solution for companies and industries located in areas that are affected by extreme weather patterns.

Burying wires underground provides an aesthetic appeal to the over-all visual impact of the area since the tangle of bundled wires are all neatly hidden out-of-site. Thus, an underground cable system project is most beneficial to businesses and communities that want to preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings.

On the other hand, dependable underground high voltage cable systems in Wilmington, MA are equipped with appropriate electrical fault detection systems and circuit protection gear. While damage is less likely and maintenance is far less when wires are buried underground, identification and isolation of electrical faults can be challenging. However, as a remedy to this, time domain reflectometry equipments can accurately tract and monitor the existence of these electrical faults, enabling power system engineers to act timely in critical situations.

ElecComm is committed to the advancement of underground cable systems. Our top of the line equipment bolster the safety and reliable daily operation of businesses. Our highly trained technicians and engineers are always ready to correspond to every electrical installation and maintenance needs. For more about the benefits of underground cable systems, contact ElecComm.

Strong and Resilient Golf Range Netting for a More Secure Golf Courses

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 05, 2018
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

With golf becoming more and more popular, new golf course facilities and driving ranges are available to the increasing number of golf enthusiasts. This has increased the demand for sturdier and more resilient golf netting products. As the competition for the best poles and netting solutions in MA gets tougher, ElecComm has maintained its popularity in the market.

Installation of golf drive range netting in Boston, MA is an expertise of ElecComm company. We install advanced golf netting system there is across Massachusetts. Our products are guaranteed superior quality and we accept custom-cut tailored to your required dimension. Our installation is quick so you can have your netting barrier secured your driving range in no time.

With the best golf range netting setup surrounding your golf course, you can now be worry-free concerning errant golf balls. Contact ElecComm for free quote of your golf netting needs.

24/7 Emergency Storm Response for Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 29, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Even though the spring has been challenging so far, hurricane season is right around the corner. Hurricanes in the Boston area can be catastrophic and are usually accompanied with high tides and floods. Storms can strike down trees and power lines which can cause widespread loss of electricity.

It can be devastating to the bottom-line of all types of businesses when power is unavailable for a long periods of time. It means lighting, HVAC systems, theft prevention, refrigeration, and other essential equipment to your business cannot operate. This can cause massive setbacks to your revenue if you are unable to operate for an extended time due to absence of power. Although you might have a contingency plan or back-up generators to provide temporary power, restoring your power lines is imperative to begin business operations as soon as possible.

ElecComm is at your service for 24/7 emergency response to commercial power outages. You can rely on our company for quicker emergency crew dispatch to repair downed power lines and restore power as soon as possible. Contact us now for power repair and maintenance in MA.

Quick Telecommunication Network Outage Response Promotes Business Continuity

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Eleccom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

Telecommunication networks offer businesses access to global connections which enables them to sell products and services faster and receive quicker feedback from customers worldwide. It also offer quick transaction solutions between customers and merchants such as online banking, shipment tracking systems, and other convenient business solutions. For these reasons and more, businesses are dependent on the internet and cannot tolerate downed telecommunication network services.

Telecommunication networks must remain operational with the least downtime for businesses and companies who rely on it. However, untoward events that are beyond company control can cause unexpected telecom network outages. Eleccomm understand the urgent need to get back online. Thus, we offer 24/7 emergency response to commercial network outages. We have fiber technicians on call and construction crews who can locate, repair, and restore down telecom networks right away.

Moreover, we also cater to scheduled maintenance such as fireproofing, bagging, and tagging fiber, fiber slack relocation, As-builts and OSP updates. Contact Eleccomm for more details about our telecommunication network services.

Restoring Power After Three Nor'Easters Hit Massachusetts in Two Weeks

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Massachusetts has been hit by three huge Nor’ Easters in the last two weeks causing significant power outages by downed lines across the state. ElecComm has a total of 24 people and extensive equipment working nonstop along with utility companies since the first storm that hit on Friday March 2.

After hundreds of thousands were out of power after last week’s storm, some for several days, the third nor’easter in ten days hit yesterday and sent hundreds of thousands of people back into the dark.

At the height of last week’s second nor’easter, more than 360,000 customers in MA were without electricity. More than 450,000 lost power in the first nor’easter.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), more than 200,000 customers lost electricity in the latest storm.

ElecComm has been working with the utility companies in MA, both Eversource and National Grid, to repair the lines and restore power to homes and businesses from Northern Massachusetts all the way to the Cape and Islands.

With Eversource, we have been working the South Coast which was the hardest hit by yesterday’s storm. In Chatham, 100% of customers lost power. In Sandwich, Harwich, and Dennis more than 90% of customers were without electricity. In Duxbury, even police headquarters lost power, as well as their backup power. We have also been working with Eversource in Plymouth County as well as in Waltham, Carlisle, and the entire Metrowest area.

Along with National Grid, covering mostly Essex County, our crews were dispatched for “wires down” work. We have been working along with utility companies to get lines repair and power restored.

Yesterday’s heavy wet snow and strong winds caused significant power outages across the state, mainly in the South Shore. Utility Crews remained focused on public safety through the night, responding to police and fire requests. Full-scale restoration efforts will begin today. Power is expected to be fully restored by 6PM Thursday.

ElecComm, along with Eversource and National Grid, are making every effort to bring power back to customers sooner and will continue to assess and repair damage.

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

 

Smart Grid Technology for Faster Outage Restoration

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 08, 2018

When massive outages occur during stormy weather, an emergency restoration team is activated in each community to restore service as soon as possible. However, it's hard to pinpoint the source of the outage especially when the outages happen at night. Smart grid technology paves the way to solve these operational constraints.

Smart grid technology includes Phasor Measurement Units which serve as advanced sensors to determine grid stability, advanced digital meters provide consumers with more precise details of their consumption and send auto-generated outage reports, automatic switches isolate the outage for faster service restoration, and faulted circuit indicators instantly identify the exact site as to where the circuit issues occurred. Modern grid technology and networks work together for a more efficient and resilient electricity system which benefits both residential and commercial consumers.

Utility companies and businesses alike tap the technical expertise of the smart grid's cutting edge technology at ElecComm for quicker dispatch of power line storm response teams to resolve service outages faster. Power line repairs and maintenance in Boston, MA is now easier and can be accomplished in a shorter-time frame. For more information about smart grid technology and deployment of smart grid networks, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Career Opportunities

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 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


Employment Opportunities:

  • UG Lineworker Leader
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Incubmbents work under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 1
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 2
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 3
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Works under general supervision. Works under directive supervision when installing cable or equipment.More info...

Quality Replacement and Repair of Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

It’s about time for golf course operators to begin their prepwork before the golf season kicks in. Winter weather can torment the protective driving range nets and the snow and rain can rust some of the older poles. So before golfers hit your driving range and golf course have your poles and netting replacement done now.

The management can be liable when errant balls hit people and property surrounding the range so it is imperative for operators to choose netting experts who can assure the quality of golf netting system repair. The safety of golfers and guests is not the only concern of golf club management but adjacent properties as well. For this reason, a strategic layout is necessary as to where poles and nets should be placed to secure and safeguard the surrounding area as well as the viewer’s deck.

ElecComm offers pole and golf netting solutions with free estimates. We guarantee our setup is professionally done that can last for years. If you need to install or replace golf poles and nets, contact us.

Golf Range Netting for a Safer Golf Environment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

When the weather gets warmer, fairway operators can start preparing their golf courses for springtime games and tournaments. The most important prepwork is the installation of golf range netting to keep golf balls inside the premises and to prevent them from flying out to nearby properties.

ElecComm offers high-quality golf driving range netting in Boston, MA to secure areas where errant golf balls can cause hazard. Management must comply to this safety standard in order to protect both golfers and spectators during practice, games and tournaments. Otherwise, they could face lawsuits as a result of stray golf ball-related incidents.

Golf drive range netting require netting experts to ensure that high quality materials are used and the setup is properly secured. For an effective netting solution, contact us!

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

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

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

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

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

Business Power Outage Tips

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018
ElecComm Power Line Response, Boston, MA

Power outages due to stormy weather, other natural disaster or technical malfunctions in power system can disrupt any commercial or business operations. Loss of electricity in company buildings and business establishments means no lights or power to run electrical equipment which is critical in business procedures. It’s important to be prepared for power outages and to have power restored as soon as possible to ensure business continuity. Here are preparations to lessen the impact of power failure to business operations and ensure the safety of customers and employees:

Business Outage Alerts - Get potential power outage notifications in order to be informed ahead of time before loss of electricity takes place.

Emergency Hotlines - Make sure you have a copy of your utility company’s emergency hotline to report any outage or outage-related issues right away.

Business Continuity Plan - Formulate a business continuity plan with employees concerning disruption of service due to power failure. Assign an emergency team of employees and start emergency drills and trainings for all company workers.

Back Up Power - Most companies invest on generators especially those that have delicate equipment. When operating the generator always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Place and operate generators outside the building and as much as possible in a perfectly ventilated area. Gas generators produces carbon monoxide that can be harmful to those inside the building when fumes coming from generators are inhaled. Always use well-grounded extension cords when connecting the equipment directly to the generator.

Emergency Supplies - Keep emergency supplies accessible at all times. This includes flashlights and extra batteries, battery-powered radio, cellphone with charger and first aid kit.

Building Safety Standards - Building must have luminous exit signs to guide your employees or customers out from the establishment to a safer area in the event of emergency that requires evacuation. Also, there should be security alarms and fire-suppression system installed.

If you need a quick power line repair and maintenance in MA to assist you deal with business power line issues, contact ElecComm. Our emergency response team are always ready 24/7.

Reasons Behind Power Outages During Cold Weather

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

The cold weather months are the most challenging times for power line support. Cases of loss of electricity increase during the winter since electric systems and older infrastructure are susceptible to extreme cold. Overtime, electric systems lose their capability to function well in extreme cold, especially since they are constantly overworked.

Moreover, energy consumption tend to increase during cold weather with round-the-clock use of heating systems by consumers. Thus, accurate load forecasting is critical to gauge the precise amount of energy needed to generate the higher demand during this time. Inaccurate weather forecasts can tend to cause large areas to experience power outages or rotating blackouts to cope with massive overloads.

Malfunction of the power system can be minimized by ensuring proper insulation of power plants to keep the reinforcement system running. Furthermore, adaptation of the new approach to short-term load forecasting contributes a lot in the distribution level. Lastly, it is highly recommended to replace old infrastructure before it begins to malfunction and cause more serious damage.

For more information about power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Quick Power Line Repair Storm Response Helps Companies Execute Business Continuity Plans

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 25, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Business continuity plans are part of the strategies that companies device to cope with disasters such as accidents and natural calamities. With the winter weather affecting businesses and people alike, proper implementation of these contingency plans is a top-most priority. Restoration of electric power is a major factor in disaster recovery efforts. When power is fully restored, operations can immediately return to normal. Therefore, a quick power line storm response for damaged and downed power lines is a big help in restoring business activities.

Since electric power is the backbone of modern industry, repairing downed power lines enables companies to gather emergency response personnel to assess the situation then do structural and equipment restoration in case of damages. The use of expensive fuel for prolonged use of generator systems will cause operational costs to skyrocket. Companies that use large data communication systems cannot rely solely on wireless cellular networks when communication cables that are tagged along the power lines are also downed. Communication lines have the bigger capacity to accommodate the huge demand in bandwidth of most companies. In short, a full restoration of utility power lines is needed to normalize company operations, and the community as a whole.

Companies like ElecCom that provide power line repair and maintenance in MA are ready to assist businesses recover by providing quick storm response services. ElecComm is proud to offer these services. Highly skilled linemen and engineers stand by 24/7 for repair to damaged power lines. For more information on overhead power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Slack Fiber Optic Cables Boost System Sustainability and Signal Quality

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 18, 2018
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

Fiber optic cables differ from ordinary copper wires in many ways. While copper wires can withstand considerable amount of wire tension, optical glass fibers are less flexible. Optical fibers have minimum bending radius. This is defined as the minimum curve radius that optical glass fibers can be safely bent before attenuation effects in the signal manifest or before breakage occurs. Because of this, telecommunication networks in Boston, MA are wired with specific techniques such as gentle pulling of fiber optic cables instead of pushing, separation of fiber optic cable ducts from electrical power circuits, and use of wide diameter cable supply reels.

The technique which is very evident in almost all telecommunication network design installations is called slack wiring. Slacks are characterized by loops of extra fiber optic cable spun around specialized fixtures across the cable route. Slack wire or excessive wire length is normally avoided in electrical power circuits, since extra wire will translate to higher costs. Aesthetically, excessive wire can also mean overcrowding in ducts and raceways. However the scenario is different in fiber optic cables, in fact slacks offer as much as twice the original wire paths intended, sometimes even more.

The longer the slack, the more sustainable and safe the fiber optic cable system is, because repeated fiber optic splicing during future reconfiguration will eventually shorten the cable which will lead to violations on the minimum bending radius. In some cases rewiring the entire fiber optic system is too expensive due to the high costs of fiber optic materials. This is why some utilities prefer to lengthen the cables purposefully to mitigate future splicing and wiring conditions. For more about fiber optic cable system installations contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Protection: A Point Of Paramount Importance

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Along with the increase in the use of underground high voltage cable systems, is a growing concern for the cable’s protection as part of an expansive power system network. Underground cables are mostly safe from weather but various threats are still present even underground. Since these cables are not readily visible compared to overhead lines, the risk of damage from unwarranted excavation, electrical faults, and even accidents can happen. Damaged underground power cables can cause power outages to the same degree as overhead power line failures.

Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA follows the power industry standards in terms of underground cable protection. Underground distribution switchgear and fuses are housed in grounded and air-insulated enclosures that keep them from vegetation, wildlife and humans. Underground cables are protected from water ingress, corrosion, and high levels of mechanical stress. Safety signs are placed above the ground where power cables are routed to warn impending construction and excavation nearby. In the event that the signs are damaged or covered, warning tape and protection mesh are also buried in the soil just above the lines to warn excavators.

ElecComm services guarantee complete protection of all underground high voltage cable systems. The underground cable installation teams are also adept in detection and repair of underground power line faults. ElecComm fully understands the important role of underground high voltage cable system protection for sustaining a stable and continuous supply of electric power. For more about underground high voltage cable installations, contact ElecComm.

Energized Power Line Repair Maintain Stability In Power Systems

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 04, 2018
Eleccom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

Live line working also known as hotline repair, involves the most sophisticated methods in repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA. Repair and maintenance operations are performed without cutting off the power which is usually high voltage. While overhead electric power lines utilize high voltages, most objects including people are normally 0 potential or neutral. When neutral objects or objects at different potential, come close to or in direct contact with high potential points such as overhead power lines, large current or electrical arcing is generated. These currents can be debilitating because they can cause electrical fault to power systems and equipment or electrical shock when passed through the human body. The following hotline repair methods protect the linemen from perilous electrical arcing.

  1. Bare-hand or Hot Hand Method. Maintaining the same voltage between the power line and the tools and the human body performing the repair is a commonly used technique. A specialized suit is worn by linemen doing the repair. Workers are raised to the same voltage as the live line using a platform or helicopter. It is crucial that workers must be isolated from other objects with different potential in order not to cause any current to flow. As an effect, all grounded or earthed equipment must be removed. As the worker approaches the power line, small arcing is generated with the use of a conducting wand to electrically bond himself to the live line. At this point, the worker and the power line are at the same potential so the worker is safe from shock.
  2. Hot Stick Method. This method works under the principle that a minimum safe distance must be maintained between the worker and the live line to prevent the occurrence of electrical arcs. The hot stick maintains a safe gap between worker and the live line where surrounding air can sometimes become conductive. Essential repair tools are attached to the hot stick which is normally made up of insulator material providing safe repair work for linemen. However this method limits the linemen’s dexterity as tools are distanced from operating workers themselves.
  3. Hot Gloves. The lineman is protected by insulating gloves and performs the operation in direct contact with the live parts. Additional insulation may be added to protect the worker from exposure to an object at a different potential that may serve as a second point of contact aside from the gloves.

Hotline maintenance and repair is executed when there is a need for both continuous supply of electric power and critical repairs of high voltage conductors and insulators in vital installations such as substations. Moreover, it is also applied when connecting new service connections mostly in areas with rapid growth of electrical consumption. Performing a de-energized downed power line repair may take weeks. A service interruption may require curtailment in power generation which consequently cause instability in interconnected power systems. It is therefore imperative for utility companies to consider live line working in certain circumstances. For more details about overhead power line repair and maintenance, contact Eleccomm.