The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, also known as ICUEE and The Demo Expo, will feature hands-on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment where attendees can operate the equipment and explore the newest industry products and innovations.
Managing the Outage and Restoration Process
Linemen are the heart of distribution and repair.
Technology is evolving at light speed, and the way we work is changing with it.
Utility folks, with all due respect, are highly conservative. Drop a line and the impact of an outage can be catastrophic. Lost power can have devastating economic consequences. Even worse, lives can be lost. It's no surprise the utilities' "technical gatekeepers" need to have a clear understanding of how new products perform in the harsh world of high voltage.
Preventative Measures to Help Retain Strength and Reduce Avoidable Replacement Costs
Contractor helicopters in equipment to complete power line job.
For utility businesses with large mobile workforces, safety in the field is paramount. Field safety requires more than just good equipment and proper procedures. Good driving is also an important factor in safe field operations. But, how can a business ensure its drivers are following the rules of the road?
Most utility businesses have heard of global positioning system (GPS) tracking or automatic vehicle locator (AVL), and the benefits of the technology. It has not yet been segmented out to who benefits in the back office.
With advanced, user-friendly surge testers and windings analyzers, motor diagnostics can now be performed at the push of a button. The electronic devices used to test and analyze electric motors and other equipment have become much more powerful than in the past.
Like other types of installations, power generation facilities know the benefits of matching the right equipment to the job. Loads on equipment such as boiler fans and pumps can change with environmental conditions and operational requirements, therefore demand on the motors that run them will vary.
How the Field Workforce Contributes to the Success of New Projects and Day-to-Day Maintenance
There's no question fiber is a technological marvel providing the foundation of our modern communications system. It provides the capacity, speed and availability needed for our increasingly bandwidth-hungry digital lives.
Don't be eliminated, safety is a game worth playing right.
Linemen keep power coming to our homes and businesses, and this month's feature articles discuss outage restoration and tools to help our linemen stay safe and productive.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.