Preparations against arc flash accidents make all the difference.
As they arrive for work each morning, utility personnel-the CEO, plant operators, engineers, line-workers, substation technicians or customer representatives-share a common objective: to deliver a safe, efficient and reliable service.
From two-way radios in the 1990s to the widespread adoption of the tablet form factor today, field service organizations have long depended on communications technologies to enhance business processes and improve worker productivity.
It's becoming more difficult to use the word technology without putting mobile before it. The rise of smartphones and tablets has changed the way people communicate.
Price is always a factor, but there is more utility professionals should consider.
From Alberta to Atlanta, from Montreal to Maine, Canadian and US electricians are definitely not "desk jockies."
Some of the largest wind farms in the US are using large diameter, solid wall high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit to protect electrical cables and the environment. While the conduit provides long life, it is also helping projects be cost-effective.
Intelligent and Secure Sensing at the Edge
Whether a utility communications network is used for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, monitoring or radio communications, the robust and resilient nature of the network is paramount.
When referring to accessories in the power and telecom industries, products such as safety lighting, cable strippers, voltmeters and crossarms are more likely to come to mind than a business intelligence tool.
Driver safety is a concern among utility business owners and fleet managers. Often, the most dangerous part of the day for a worker in the utility industry is the time spent behind the wheel of the vehicle.
What would you take into a cage if you had to train a lion? Well, the experts carry three things-a whip, a pistol and a four-legged stool. I'm not sure about you, but the pistol would be all I would need!
When arc flash occurs, it is devastating-and usually deadly. Preparation is essential. One of Utility Products' feature articles this month, "Flash!- Preparations against arc flash accidents make all the difference" by contributing editor Paul Hull, discusses the importance of training, work practices and protective clothing.
FlashSentry Enclosure Reduces Danger of Arc Flash
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.
AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.
AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.
AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.