Proximity Voltage Detectors are Non-contact

Power measurement: HD Electric Company's PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors are non-contact detectors with voltage ranges from 120V up to 500 kV. When voltage is detected, the PRX gives an audible and visual indication with a typical detection distance of... Read more >

Construction Equipment: AFS404 Hydraulic Puller-Tensioner

Utility equipment: The AFS404 hydraulic puller-tensioner from Condux Tesmec provides utilities and utility contractors the ability to improve productivity and efficiency while limiting downtime and improving jobsite safety.

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Protective Clothing: M12 Heated Jackets Provide All-day Heat

Safety clothing: Milwaukee Tool has continued to expand its line of M12 Heated Gear. The line includes a ground-up redesign of M12 Heated Jackets, the introduction of the M12 Realtree Xtra Camo 3-in-1 Heated Jacket, and new M12 Heated Hoodie color opti... Read more >

Test Equipment: Portable Power Analyzer Troubleshoots Power Quality Problems

Utility testing: IDEAL has expanded its extensive line of power quality products to include the Model 61-805, a highly portable, easy-to-use power analyzer built with the advanced features needed to address power quality issues.

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New Quad Square Linemen's Wrench Makes Utility Work Easier, Safer

Utility tools: The new 8D-QS Quad Square Lineman's Wrench from Lowell Corp. offers a number of features to make work easier and safer for high line workers. Weighing 1 3/8 lb. and 13 in. long, the Quad Square is easy to carry up a pole on a tool-belt a... Read more >

Light Tower/20-kW Mobile Generator in One Package

Work light: Doosan Portable Power has introduced the newly redesigned L20, a light tower and 20-kW mobile generator combined -- providing a single solution for two important jobsite needs -- power and light.

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Digger derrick product line from Terex

02/26/2015

Construction equipment: For 70 years, utility professionals have used Terex® digger derricks on power grid construction and maintenance projects to quickly and efficiently bore holes and set poles in the ground.

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Utility tools: Saber stripping tool line expanded

02/26/2015

Utility supplies: Greenlee / A Textron Co. has released the GTSD-1930 Drill Mounted Saber Tool, the newest addition to Greenlee’s Saber stripping tool line.

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Fleet management: Fleet & Asset Intelligence information platform

02/26/2015 Vehicle management system: Spireon launches Fleet & Asset Intelligence information platform. Comprehensive application suite expands mobile workforce management capabilities, optimizes performance for fleets of vehicles, tr...
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02/26/2015 Energy management: Trimble announces utility Network Investment planning and Right-of-Way Contract Management applications. Open, network-centric solutions enable utilities to plan, manage and optimize distribution operations.
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Utility safety: Universal Rotary Remote Circuit Breaker Racking System

02/25/2015 Safety products: CBS ArcSafe’s RRS-1 is a universal remote racking system capable of removing or inserting low- and medium-voltage draw out rotary circuit breakers while the operator remains outside the arc flash boundary. Mode...
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Utility tools: Quad Square linemen’s wrench makes work easier, safer

02/25/2015

Lineman tools: The new 8D-QS Quad Square Lineman’s Wrench from Lowell Corporation packs a number of features to make work easier and safer for high line workers.

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Utility testing: Dual Channel Time Domain Reflectometer

02/25/2015

Cable test equipment: Megger’s advanced dual channel Time Domain Reflectometer is for testing all types of cable.

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Embracing NERC PRC-005-2 Compliance

NERC PRC-005-2, the new standard developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for bulk power systems, went into effect last year. Here is a look at what makes this standard so unique and some tips on how best to comply.

Winter is Here: Batten Down the Hatches and Harden Your Systems

Utility designers are faced with a two-fold challenge: to enhance systems with new, more responsive smart grid technology, while hardening infrastructure to withstand future attacks from Mother Nature. 

SAFETY FIRST BLOG

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Make your workplace safer with tips and insights from industry experts Matt Forck, a Certified Safety Professional and Journey Line Worker, and Bill Dampf, a Certified Safety Professional.

 

Bill Dampf is the retired Director of Corporate Safety and Health for a Midwest electric and natural gas utility. He has been in the safety profession for 35 years and an international speaker for 15.

 

Matt Forck, CSP and JLW, is a former journey lineworker and current board certified safety professional and keynote speaker supporting clients in over 10 countries.

“Make Them Thirsty for Safety”

02/09/2015 My challenge is to make every worker I encounter want to work safely. It’s a big challenge and one I can’t do alone. You s...

Embracing NERC PRC-005-2 Compliance

01/30/2015 NERC PRC-005-2, the new standard developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for bulk power sy...

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Meter Socket Jumpers - Perfect for Submetering Applications

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.

Meter Socket Converter

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.

Service Disconnect Adapter with Electronic Meter Energizing

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.

Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers

AE Product’s Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers are a cost effective way to safely blank-off a Socket that is not in use. Available with or without blades. Color options and personalization available.

Meter Socket Gaskets

AEP’s Meter Socket Gaskets protects your Meters from moisture, insects, sand and other particles by providing a better seal between the meter and the meter socket cover.