Written by Jeff Butler
Not all silicone is the same. It’s a chemistry thing. Silicone rubber is a mixture of many ingredients, and the actual silicone polymer base may be only about a third of it. Different materials are added for specific
Written by Ryan Freeman
High voltage surge arresters are continually subjected to factors that could ultimately degrade the.
Written by Kyle Broyles
I think I can speak for us all, it was great to be back!
Welcome to the first of our six-part informational series on the polymer high-voltage insulators.
Written by Hubbell Power Systems
A divided underground enclosure, such as our new Quazite divided box assembly, saves you time and.
When talking with folks in the field, you often hear comments about how having the right tool can.
Written by Joseph Cardona
Temporary protective ground sets are one of the most important pieces of personal protective.
Written by Chad Davis
Utility brackets for distribution lines are primarily used in two ways. One is for conductor.
Locating technicians must go through several steps to do a locate or trace. First, they open up an.
Written by Todd Neville
Whose part is that anyway? No one likes having to mix and match parts to complete a job. Relying on.
Wildfires continue to devastate portions of the western United States, Australia and other regions.
Written by Gary L. Seider, PE
Every application is different, but they often have something in common with other applications. We.
Written by Rob Fox
When is a roadway like a bridge? Any underground structure or enclosure essentially functions like.
Written by John Carrozzo
Protect your network and safely secure Multiple Service Terminals (MST) within enclosures. Our new.
In many cases, a line worker is faced with several daily tasks which require them to use a.
Brief History of Materials Used in High Voltage Insulator Construction As the power grid continued.
MOV, or metal-oxide varistor, surge arresters are widely applied to protect critical utility.
During line work, it is commonplace for lines to be de-energized and grounded for worker protection.
Written by Cindy Kemper
If you have ever driven along a river, the ocean, or a large lake and come across a massive,.
Hubbell | Greenjacket Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received permission to distribute a.
Written by Timothy See Thoe
At Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS), we are committed to providing our customers with outstanding.
To maintain worker safety while performing de-energized and grounded line maintenance, two.
Birds have no doubt been interacting with power lines and substations since the latter first.
CHANCE® Personal Protective Ground Sets are an important tool for lineworkers to use during.
Although we are just starting out the new year and snow is covering the ground in much of the USA.
What is Step and Touch Potential? While performing energized or de-energized line work, there are.
Written by Jim Smith
Guy deadends are the connection between guy wire and anchor in a down guy application and must be.
Energized line maintenance is a popular option for working on power lines. Two common methods for.
Written by Darren Barnett
What should utilities do in a situation where they are having an animal-caused outage issue and do.
Written by CHANCE Lineman Grade Tools
There are few jobs that are more dangerous than that of a utility lineworker. A commitment to.
Written by Bryan Hunley
There are many choices and considerations with regards to deploying OSP broadband infrastructure.
Animal-caused electric outages, like all other outages, can cause direct and consequential damage.
Hard Plastic vs. Rubber Cover-Up Equipment Deciding which cover-up equipment is best for the job.
The growing reliance on energy and the implications of its interruption in residential homes,.
Meet Kevin Mabie, Northeast Territory Manager, as he discusses his communications industry outlook.
The Lemon Creek substation is a key site for AEL&P in supplying backup power and electrical.
A commonly overlooked consideration in arrester applications is the impact of lead length. The.
When securing a fiber line to a pole, building or at mid-span, installers must be careful not to.
Written by Tim Staelens
The torque-to-capacity relationship for helical anchors and piles is an empirical method originally.
With the recent and upcoming revisions of IEEE C62.11 and IEC 60099-4 surge arrester standards,.
Written by Mike Kryman
Not sure what the proper bushing replacements are for your in-service bushings? Hubbell | PCORE®.
Insulating rubber blankets for energized line maintenance come in a variety of sizes, classes.
Predicting the holding capacity of an anchor can be difficult due to soil variations at different.
The reliability of our overhead power and communication lines is as important today as ever before..
Repairing a bushing is less expensive than purchasing a new bushing and you are able to maintain.
Written by Ed LeRouzic
Looking at recent data from California utilities, about one in ten ignition causes can be traced.
Written by Haley Engel
Utilities recognize that wooden poles are vulnerable to fire. However, replacing millions of wooden.
Written by Tamera Weedon
A common cause of power quality issues in underground systems is the improper torquing of.
Written by Jeff Kopp
During this time of heightened concern for cleanliness, here are some guidelines for additional.
Polymer compounds suitable for electrical insulation can consist of 10 or more ingredients which.
After defining the characteristics required of an ideal polymer housing material, the next step is.
It’s a commonly held belief that the single most important characteristic for insulating materials.
Written by Billy Webber
Prior to 2009, ASTM F855, Standard Specifications for Temporary Protective Grounds to Be Used on.
TDG or thermal diffusion galvanizing is a method of applying a uniform, sacrificial, zinc and iron.
Electric Utility Engineers who design and maintain transmission lines face many challenges.
Distribution lines can face harsh conditions. If standard products aren’t doing the job and you.
Caliche is best described as salt-cemented sand. Naturally occurring in arid and semi-arid regions,.
It is well-documented that the best method for predicting the capacity of helical piles and anchors.
Written by Sarah Banks
It’s a bittersweet moment to look back on an event like the 36th Annual International Lineman’s.
Written by Robert Ransone
The Insulators Business Unit at Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. strives to provide innovative solutions.
Electric utility operating system reliability is an important factor of utility performance. As a.
Responding to concerns that conventional brackets were difficult to install, Hubbell Power Systems,.
Save time and money spent lowering the oil level in the transformer, when replacing higher current.
CHANCE® meters are used to detect line voltage, determine approximate phase-to-phase-voltage, check.
The PCORE® SET-Terminal is designed for use with field dielectric test equipment for more accurate,.
Fiberglass Guy Strains may be installed anywhere along the guy wire to help protect against stray.
On Sunday, June 9, 2019, a severe storm hit Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas resulting in more than 350,000.
No more squinting to read the voltage from the end of the hot stick – or relaying information to.
Download the Cover-up Care Guide Here are five ways linemen can ensure their temporary protective.
There are three distribution arrester types commonly used to protect overhead distribution.
Once all safety concerns have been addressed, attach the Kelly bar adapter and installing tool.
As with most mechanical devices, CHANCE® anchor-installing tools periodically require maintenance.
When comparing different arrester designs, it is important to understand how the arrester was built.
Choose anchor site carefully. Rock anchors will only perform effectively in solid competent rock.
Written by John Delsman
The safety procedures described below are the basic steps and necessary equipment linemen will.
When considering an underground enclosure specifics matters. It is important to take load ratings.
Four years, several prototypes and thousands of installations later, Hubbell has satisfied Alliant.
"Proper alignment" and "down pressure" are simple phrases to summarize proper anchor installation.
Underground enclosures, commonly call handholes, pits, or vaults, come in a variety of shapes and.
In physics, the glow and audible event occurring when an insulator is exposed to excessive voltages.
Small underground enclosures, commonly called handholes or pits, can come in a variety of shapes.
Before specifying underground enclosures, one of the first questions to ask yourself is whether or.
It is essential to use installing tools and anchors that are properly rated for trucks during the.
The CHANCE® grouted rock anchor is designed to be used in situations where the soil is too rocky to.
Written by John Menne
When it comes to storm response, Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) knows how to bring the H.E.A.T..
Properly inspecting and storing your rubber insulating gloves could save your life. Rubber.
Written by Scott Spear
The FlexMO has the ability to operate switches from 15 kilovolts to 765 kilovolts with five.
Written by Lisa Jones
Multiple variations of the Versa-Tech® recloser are available to fit any single-phase application.
Written by Jason Dettmar
Linemen often ask about the life expectancy of a hotstick. While there is no exact answer to this.
In 2014, a new generation of the Versa-Tech® recloser was introduced. The Versa-Tech II recloser.
Written by John Schonewolf
To support design and development activities, we maintain a fully equipped electrical and.
There are several types of automatic circuit recloser technologies for the electric utility.
Written by Brian Dob
There are four common pilot protection schemes for line protection used today: (1) Direct.
Power lines that are commonly seen in residential areas are not insulated and contain at least.
Written by Emily Herrington
In order to better serve our customers, we now provide a quick ship program for our enclosure.
Rising water can damage or weaken existing transmission line and substation utility foundations. In.
Technology advancements used by many utilities today makes reporting a power outage almost.
Written by Kimberly Thomas
The SureFit™ automatic splice was designed to minimize partial insertion errors, the most common.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately around tariffs, but what does this mean for your business?
The Scenario Telephone companies will no longer support audio leased lines starting as early as.
Toughened glass bell insulators are easily identified through the application of color bands on the.
In the event of a fault current, milliohms can make the difference between a lineman going home for.
In Alaska, the 115-kV Quartz Creek transmission line connects two hydroelectric dams on the Kenai.
All Hubbell Power Systems surge arresters are factory tested according to IEEE C62.11 and IEC.
Introduction The Versa-Tech® I and Versa-Tech® LT reclosers use a 2.4GHz remote radio to.
Historical Analysis During the early development of the screw anchor, the load resistance of an.
When overhead electrical line workers employ proper personal protective grounding practices they.
It can be a challenge to identify the right elbow for varying applications. There are so many.
Elbow and parkingstand arresters are provided with a ground wire as well as a grounding eye for.
Pilot Protection Relaying uses a communications channel (pilot channel) to provide coordination.
THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUIPMENT REPOSITIONING In recent years, the U.S. has been faced with several.
Ensure cutback dimensions are accurate and all cuts are square. Do not nick or cut the shield,.
When designing a high voltage transmission line utilizing toughened glass bell insulators,.
Follow all safe work practices and recommended work procedures. Review instruction sheet. Form.
Surge arresters can extend the life of system assets by limiting the voltage across expensive.
Written by Jennifer Woody
Available in two sizes, the new Hot Box® PEZ (Polyethylene EZ) drop-over features visual and.
Hot Box® enclosures have been trusted since 1986 to secure America’s backflows, air release valves,.
There are different methods to produce rubber insulating gloves. Hubbell Power Systems’ CHANCE®.
Rubber insulating gloves are a critical piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working.
Written by Michael Kryman
Porcelain is a key component used in the construction of electrical components throughout the.
Written by Marty Admire
The CHANCE® DC hi-pot adapter has proven to be a very valuable tool for locating faulted cables in.
The CHANCE® Drivecast™ screw displacement pile underwent three installations in the northeast, each.
Written by Manny Duvelson
As a power utility company, it is critical to understand the benefits and challenges when it comes.
Consumer demands for reliable electric power have continued to increase over the years with.
There are seven key deep foundation solutions: helical piles, micropiles, driven piles, rammed.
Under normal conditions, elbow probes and bushing inserts should last as long as elbows. However,.
All bolted deadends are rated 40% of the conductor RBS. Bolted deadends can be used in slack span.
As the CHANCE® Drivecast™ screw displacement pile is rotated into the ground, it compresses the.
Recent updates to OSHA 1910.269(n) and 1926.962 have emphasized the responsibility of the employer.
Construction crews and installers face a significant investment financially and time-wise when.
Distribution lines are likely targets for lightning strikes. Once the lightning touches the line,.
Written by Rafael Stoutz
You’ll probably never see anyone trying to use an elbow-puller tool for anything except what its.
Communications assisted methods are unique in that they effectively eliminate the non-detection.
Written by Jake Nelson
Expulsion fuse links are designed for circuit protection from over-current occurrences and.
Power system islanding occurs when distributed generation becomes isolated from the power system.
Written by Marko Veil
Standoff brackets, sometimes called attachment or extension arms, are used to support conductors,.
"In the old configuration, if we lost either feeder, 750-800 customers were without power until a.
Power surges can damage electronic equipment if not adequately protected. Surge arresters protect a.
In 2014, Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) acquired RFL Electronics, a protection and communication.
Nothing can be more aggravating when installing elbows, than the probe not wanting to screw into.
“We have been searching for better ways to implement our policy for substation grounding almost.
1. Drilling down into product information - When you hover over "Products" on the homepage, you'll.
DORELCO is a rural electric cooperative located in the town of Tolosa, Island of Leyte, in the.
The PCORE oil-free PRC® bushing was recently developed to provide an option to customers who are.
The electric service division of Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) has been in operation.
Lightning protection devices date back to the mid 1700’s. Early technology, such as the lightning.
Utilities depend on their wood structures lasting 25-30 years. Therefore, it’s important to specify.
The performance of utility brackets is critical, especially in the event of a major storm or.
Each utility has a set of guidelines for weather conditions in their area which takes into.
While heat is generally the enemy of power system transmission lines, strong winter weather brings.
In the case of an emergency, natural disaster or major project, utilities can experience the need.
Follow the directions, recommended work practices and be safe when installing line arresters..
Owen Electric is located in Northern Kentucky and serves about 58,000 members. The Boone feeder.
Protecting your substation from natural disasters is critical. We recommend periodic inspections.
Hot line maintenance appears to have begun in the early 1900’s with a few homemade tools. Tools and.
To install substation arresters, follow the directions, recommended work practices and be safe..
THE EMERGENT ERA As Internet usage continues to experience double-digit growth, the demand for.
For the hoist user, long-term dependable performance is easy to obtain by following simple work.
Express splicing and future cable additions are standard in today’s fiber to the home networks. In.
In an industry driven by the size of performance indices, minimizing the size of an outage is.
Each hot line tool should be wiped clean and visually inspected for defects before use each day. If.
Managing your bushing equipment can get to be expensive - even with a life expectancy of 40+ years..
With energy demand continuously increasing, adding further stress and wear on already aging power.
When utility crews are dealing with the aftermath of storms, they cannot forget to evaluate how the.
There are two options for defective bushings: (1) Replace with new bushings or (2) Repair existing.
The Scenario As early as 2015, telephone companies no longer supported 4-Wire audio leased lines..
To install distribution arresters: 1. Follow the directions, recommended work practices and be.
An arc flash or arc flashover occurs when an electrical discharge goes through air. It can cause a.
Electro Composites™ and PCORE® bushings are routinely tested in the factory and the power factor.
In the rare instance you encounter issues installing CHANCE® PISA® anchors (power installed screw.
When it comes to USCO® switches, we have a rigorous process to provide a top quality.
Cutting and splicing fiber optic cable takes a lot of time, interrupts service to downstream.