July 7, 2020

A substation might not be the most exciting place to work, but it does contribute enormously to corporate efficiency. This is something that companies in the electrical transmission and distribution industry can mostly relate to.

Without a substation, you couldn't perfo...

April 17, 2020

Transformers and Flow Coat Paint Techniques for Utility Maintenance Applications

If you're in any way, shape or form familiar with electricity transfers, then you probably know a lot about transformers and how they operate. Transformers, in a nutshell, are integral elem...

January 22, 2020

“Every feature has some maintenance cost, and having fewer features lets us focus on the ones we care about and make sure they work very well.” -- David Karp

Though believed to be secure, maintenance-free systems, towers, and poles have shown that due to corrosion and m...

December 4, 2019

Every utility maintenance program has the same goal. To ensure all service interruptions are limited as much as possible, and only when scheduled maintenance is being performed. There are a lot of industries that do not understand the importance of a preventative maint...

November 5, 2019

What Are High-Voltage Insulators?

High-voltage electrical insulators prevent electric current present in high voltage conductors from jumping to the ground. Insulators do this by impeding the movement of electrons which, by nature, seek a path to ground.

They are found o...

October 24, 2019

What is a transmission tower?

The tremendous industrial demand for power brought the development of transmission towers. These economical towers are set up to transmit and receive energy. They are provided with high voltage lines and are used to support an overhead powe...

September 10, 2019

Introduction

Utility maintenance programs are responsible for making sure that there is sufficient power for everyone. During down times, service interruptions might occur, leaving thousands of homes without power. This is also the perfect time when the transformers sho...

August 30, 2019

Flow coating is the only option when it comes to transformer painting 

Ever since the introduction of alternating-current, the transformer has been an essential part of a power plant substation. A transformer is an expensive- invaluable electrical device that transfers...

July 9, 2019

Outdoor Conditions and Your Utilities

Most utilities are stored outside and are subject to weather conditions. Rain, snow, hail, and dust can all corrode and degrade the exterior coating of an electrical transformer or a high voltage insulator. When a device is consiste...

June 19, 2019

Securing the Electrical Grid and Avoiding High Voltage Insulator Issues

In today’s world, there is a lot of conversation around securing our electrical infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and electrical power plant security work diligently to protect our...

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