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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Truck accessory: Load support kits for 2009-2015 RAM 1500

01/30/2015

Safety products: New load support solutions from towing safety experts Air Lift Co. are available for the suspension system on 2009-2015 RAM 1500 half-ton pickup trucks.

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Safety products: Wayfinding products aid in visual communications

01/30/2015

Utility safety: PathFinder, a new line of wayfinding products from Graphic Products, helps facilities organize workflow and create barriers between workers and potential hazards

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Rugged tablets with sunlight readable displays

01/30/2015

Handheld computer: RuggON announces Rextorm Series 10.1 in. rugged tablets with 1000 Nit sunlight readable displays. High resolution WUXGA tablets have a best-in-class display that can be used while wearing gloves.

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Energy meters: PEL 100 Series Power and Energy Loggers from AEMC

01/30/2015

Power measurement: Independent testing approval ensures AEMC’s PEL 102 & PEL 103 meet all the applicable published standards valid for the United States and Canada.

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Lineman safety: Clip-on wasp spray

01/29/2015

Personal protective equipment: M.S. Outdoor Products introduces a one-of-a-kind, convenient, patent pending, clip-on wasp spray. 

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Utility safety: Eco-friendly bird control from BirdBuffer

01/29/2015

Safety products: BirdBuffer® is a cost-effective, eco-friendly answer to bird control for businesses and commercial facilities. It provides a proven safe solution for businesses and industrial sites with bird problems!

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Construction projects: Distribution crossarms from BROOKS Manufacturing

01/29/2015 Transmission line construction: BROOKS Manufacturing is committed to producing the highest quality crossarms available in the industry. Our products are available in a wide variety of sizes and applications and meet all industr...

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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. 

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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.

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Hit Your Safety Sweet Spot

01/06/2015 What are the sweet spots or strengths of your safety process? If you can’t identify them, spend some time doing so, becaus...

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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.