Utility field workers work alone. They're exposed to high voltage, great heights and extreme temperatures. This is dangerous work. By the end of 2013, more than 50 utility workers had lost their lives on the job, according to Danny Raines of Raines Utility Safety Solutions.
Keeping the National Electrical Safety Code Relevant for All Utility Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the Department of Labor, considers a powerline crew a mobile workforce.
Expansion and Replacement of Existing Lines Will Continue Forever
According to a 2008 Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Reliability Report, two-thirds of electrical outage minutes were weather-related, with a third of these attributed to vegetation contact with utility lines, poles and transformers.
When choosing a global positioning system (GPS) tracking software for your utility business, you should consider how many vehicles you have in your fleet.
In a world where change occurs quickly, all technical managers are concerned about making the right technology investment at the right time.
Every day, thousands of workshops and offices move though the country propelled by service technicians, installers, inspectors and other mobile personnel, trained to get the job done efficiently and correctly.
Electric meter readers used to be a common sight in every neighborhood across the country.
We often hear the terms smart meter and smart grid tossed around, but what does this really mean? Some would say it's a meter with wireless communications to integrate into an advanced metering infrastructure.
CNW933 Sinusoidal Wave Filter overcomes interference problems, other issues.
Earlier this year, Richard Shaw, managing director of U.K. manufacturer Ellis, called on the IET to reclassify cable cleats as protective equipment-a move he said would eradicate overnight, longstanding specification and installation issues that cause health, safety and system integrity problems.
Field workers must do everything possible to minimize risks and stay safe on the job.
Over the past decade, many companies and utilities centered the goal of safety to target zero.
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.