IEEE – Denver, CO – April 16th – 19th

Will you be attending IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition (http://www.ieeet-d.org/IEEE18/public/enter.aspx)?  We will, along with our manufacturers: Coil Innovations (booth 1262) Hughes Brothers (booth 402) Howard Industries (booth 1614) NovaTech / Bitronics (booth 2958) G&W Electric (booth 1210) Sediver (booth 2705) AMSC/American Superconductor (booth 3521) Southern States (booth 2572) Federal-Pacific (booth 965) BetaFence USA (booth 2379) Laminated Wood Systems (booth 2823) Sefcor (booth 1802) Nordic (booth 1266) Preformed Line Products (booth 962) INCAB (booth 4618) Trinity-Meyer (TMUS) (booth 3448) Utilco (booth 3224)...

5 things that set apart Coil Innovations Air Core Reactors

1. Hydrolytically Stable Materials – Coil Innovation utilizes only Class F (155 deg C) or Class H (180 deg C) turn-to-turn insulation films because they are hydrolytically stable at specified operating temperatures. Hydrolysis effects appear when water penetrates the winding-body and additionally this water starts to boil due to the heating of the reactor.  If an insulation-film is not hydrolysis-stable it gets brittle. This can lead to dielectric breakdown and turn-to-turn failures. 2. Winding Manufacturing Technology – Only 1 machine is utilized to perform the functions of shaping the cable, adding the insulation film and winding the cable over a mandrel to form a cylindrically shaped reactor. During winding process, sensors are installed to monitor the height of the wounded turns. There is feedback control in the process, where this height and the number of turns are calculated and the controller changes the shape of the cable to adjust the inductance of the layers. Due to this controlled technology, precision in the inductance over all the parallel layers is achieved. The tolerance in the inductance is less than +/- 0.5%. 3. Low dB Levels – Coil Innovation has carried out extensive research in mitigating the sound of the reactors. We have our patented Silent Coil Technology that focuses majorly on controlling the primary sources of sound in the reactor. We have managed such installations using Silent Coil Technology to meet the sound requirements. 4. Conservative Designs – In addition to the limits specified in IEEE standards, Coil Innovation uses a conservative approach in designing the reactors to improve its electrical and thermal characteristics for the purpose of extending the...

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...