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Fiberglass Support for Transformers

If finding a sturdy, yet dynamic mounting base for transformers is a challenge for you, take a look at these new fiberglass options from Nordic Fiberglass Inc. Nordic Fiberglass Inc. is now providing two box-pad mounting options for three-phase transformers: 18″ and 36″ high models rated at 9,000 lbs.  Each pad is constructed with woven roving glass reinforcement providing for …

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A Drone’s-Eye View

  Our representative John Hatch recently visited the Orlando AWEA Windpower Exhibition on May 19-20. The show attracted industry experts from all across the world to showcase new innovations in alternative and renewable energy. John visited several notable booths including those of Reed & Reed, Southern States, G&W and Cianbro engineering groups. John reported that …

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OSHA Compliance: Fall Arrest Solutions

The Challenge For many years the electricity transmission industry has been, with certain provisos, exempt from OSHA height safety requirements.  This changed on April 1st this year when OSHA implemented 29 CFR 1910.269(g)(2)(iv)(C)(2) and (3) and 29 CFR 1926.954(b)(3)(iii)(B) and (C).  In essence, the new requirements are: Everyone working more that 4ft above the ground on …

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SAG10: A Powerful Tool

SAG10, the industry standard for sag-tension calculation software, is now more powerful than ever.  With improved user interface, algorithmic logic, and several new features, SAG10 v. 4.0 is likely the strongest choice for the job. But don’t take our word: Southwire’s Applications Engineer, Drew Pearson, answers the important questions. 1. What types of calculations and considerations are most …

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Five Point Substation Security

FIVE-Point Substation Security Power Sales Group and BETAFence USA have come up with 5 considerations for selecting materials and suppliers to meet NERC CIP-014 protocol. Here’s what you should know. 1. The Three “D’s” of an effective Site Security Plan DETERRENCE – Reduce possible attacks, making a “high risk” target less obvious for would-be attackers. DETECTION – Identify …

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R-Series: An Origin

In 1877, French military engineer Charles Renard was in charge of the materials of the Balloons of the French army. At the time he gained responsibility, there were 425 different cable sizes that balloon designers were selecting from. Keeping adequate stock was troublesome. He was confident the designers could work from a much smaller pool …

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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 …

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Five Impacts of DOE Compliant Transformers

Five Impacts of DOE Compliant Transformers  On April 18, 2013, The U.S. Department of Energy published amended efficiency standards for all covered distribution transformers, effective 1/1/2016. Given the upcoming transition deadline, we’ve broken down the DOE’s decision into the FIVE most significant impacts on utility users and commercial/industrial customers. Here’s what you need to know. …

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175 Andover Street
Suite 301
Danvers, MA 01923

p: 978-535-9800
f: 978-535-9888

Branch Offices

Syracuse NY
p: 315-727-4954

Rochester, NY
p: 978-548-5816

Wilmington, DE
p: 978-548-5815

Long Branch, NJ
p: 978-548-5823

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