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...

Self-Supporting Structures

Self-Supporting Structures Guy wires. Those thin galvanized steel cables sprouting off utility poles and electrical towers. They provide support and stability for angle and dead-end structures and are generally simple, effective and easy to implement; however, there are shortfalls. Uneven terrain, customer siting demands and dense urban planning force utilities to abandon traditional round poles and guy wires. Fortunately, there are now innovative options for utilities facing these pressures including our choice: Self-Supporting Structures from Laminated Wood Systems Inc. Self-Supporting Structures are unguyed poles able to resist tremendous horizontal loads. Contrived of laminated slats, glued together, the final pole is cut into an angular beam, reinforced and buried securely in compound aggregate. Why consider Self-Supporting Structures? Shorter lead times than steel/fiberglass Rot and woodpecker resistant Aesthetically pleasing wood from renewable sources Laminated timber insulates better than steel/concrete 60+ year service life Easy modification in field; can be drilled and climbed with hooks Proven track record with functioning poles in 50 states Meet all industry standards With 20-years of experience, Laminated Wood Systems has reliable manufacturing and a thorough testing component. It begins with kiln-dried lumber, either Coastal Douglas Fir or Southern Yellow Pine. Each board is stress and bend tested prior to gluing. This allows for “grading” of the material. Additionally, each batch of glue is subject to a bonding-strength test before application. Poles are then clamped for eight hours, creating a billet, and the glue is cured by high frequency energy. They are then cut diagonally and preserved with Penta and Oil. When everything is said and done, you’re left with a sleek and easily modifiable design. We love the...