Power Sales Group Celebrates 25 Years!

In September, we celebrated our 25th Year Anniversary in Boston.  As you can tell by the photo, a great time was had by all.  We were joined by Sandi Power, wife of co-Founder Walter Power (deceased 2008) and their son Matt.  Husbands, Wives and significant others of our current staff were also on-hand.  We could not have achieved this milestone without the support of our customers and manufacturers.  We believe strongly in consistency whether it is in our people or in the lines we represent.  We look forward to being of service to you for another 25 years and beyond. PSG employees from Left to right: Lori Blake, Jen Nessen, Candace Perreault, John Hatch, Karen Siergiej, Brian Curley, Dan Conboy, Dave Goyette, Mark Andrews, Wendy Dunham, Lisa Cassidy, Brian Searls, Joel Carelli and Tim...

G & W Electric announces rating increases for Puffer Switches

G&W is proud to announce a rating increase to 900A continuous current on the GNI (Ground Position Linear Puffer) and PNI (Linear Puffer) switches. The rating increase is compatible with all current configurations and features of the GNI and PNI rated to 25kA interrupting current through 38kV. This enhancement is key for clients with large loads such as data centers, hospitals and highly congested areas.  It can also be very attractive for clients considering metal clad /metal enclosed switchgear.   Please view the attachment for more information. Click for data...

Fiberglass box pad and Frost Heaving – Myth versus Realities

Frost heaving in the spring of the year in the upper Midwest and New England areas is a common occurrence. It can occur at depths of 48”, sometimes lower. When properly installed, a Nordic Fiberglass box pad will not heave to one side due to the phenomenon of frost heaving. The key is transferring the weight of the transformer to the bottom flanges of the box pad, thus preventing soil from being pushed up due to rising frost. Instead, the frost freely moves up inside of the box pad, and around the outside box pad flange perimeters where there is no downward pressure to push against the frost.  In essence, the weight of the transformer is acting to level the box pad below grade to counteract the movement of the soil. Nordic single-phase box pads generally range in heights of 15” through 32”, with recommended above grade height of 6” to allow for grade changes.  Therefore, one can subtract 6” from the height of a box pad and the difference would be the burial depth.  We also recommend digging the installation hole 6” deeper than the burial depth, and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the box pad.  The next step is to add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.  This level gravel bed provides the base for the box pad’s flanges to rest on throughout the entire year and through frost cycles as well.  Even though the box pad installations rest above the frost line, using this method will avoid instances of frost heaving. Please contact Power Sales Group for...

Compression Deadends and Splices for ACSS high-temp Conductor from PLP

Preformed Line Products (PLP) is pleased to introduce a more complete transmission package, with their enhanced line of compression products. PLP now offers compression deadends and splices for high-temperature conductors (ACSS) along with the standard compression products for ACSR. Features of this product include: Utilizes a two-stage compression process, requiring compression of a steel component around the steel core, and an aluminum component around the aluminum wire. Able to withstand higher temperatures, up through 250⁰C that are required for ACSS conductors. Compression of products can be completed with industry standard presses and dies. Deadends and splices meet ANSI requirements for holding strength of 95% of conductor RBS. Jumper pads and various hardware configurations available. For more information, click here or contact sales@power-sales.com....

Incab America LLC

Power Sales Group is pleased to announce that we are now representing Incab America.  Incab has been manufacturing fiber optic cables for nearly 10 years and their offering includes OPGW, ADSS and In-Duct Solutions. They have an unblemished track record of success and since inception, they have utilized Corning Fiber Optic Cable. We are also excited to be reunited with Mike Riddle, Executive Vice President, Incab America LLC.  Mike is one of the foremost OPGW experts in the country.  He has been a valued partner and is always there to assist. We look forward to meeting with you over the next 60 days to present Incab’s offering.  If you have immediate needs, please do not hesitate to call or email!...