Day: February 22, 2019

Hidden In Plain Sight: Putting The Wrap On Risks Of Underground Electrical Vault And Manhole Events

“Out of sight, out of mind” has its advantages and disadvantages. Keeping underground electrical vaults out of mind can be a costly oversight. For the most part, underground vaults and manholes are out of sight, and that is good. It means they are performing as designed. They are keeping electrical transformers, switches and cables out …

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Securing The Grid: Does Your Plan Measure Up?

According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) State of Reliability 2018 report, cybersecurity vulnerabilities are increasing in number. This is not surprising considering the increased adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, which naturally leads to more entry points hackers and cyber-terrorists can exploit. The improved reliability that AMI brings far outweighs this …

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The Growing Role Of Broadband In Utility Damage Prevention

The infrastructure that utilities build and maintain can run the spectrum from convenience for the utility’s customers to critical infrastructure (both for the customers and for national grids). The potential damage to the many components of that infrastructure can come from different sources with varying intent (see chart). The good news is that there are …

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Social Media – Spring 2019

#LookLocateLive #OnTheRoadToDamagePrevention WHAT’S TRENDING Follow these companies on Facebook All Within My Hands Foundation Damage Prevention Professional recognizes a new foundation this month for its efforts to fund flexible education for working telecomcabling students. Heavy Metal Band, Metallica, works with national charities to help build sustainable communities. A significant portion of their focus is dedicated …

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PCCA

PCCA Prepared for a Productive 2019 Founded in 1945 and active across North America, the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) is a national trade association for companies constructing electric power facilities, including transmission and distribution lines and substations and telephone, fiber optic, and cable television systems. Other areas of members’ business activities include directional …

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Product Showcase – Spring 2019

UtilAlert UtilAlert.com | 812.305.0738 INTRODUCING an Innovative Notification System: UtilAlert by Hydromax USA Transforming Safe Pipeline Excavation Operations UtilAlert is a “plug & play” excavator-mounted device, able to: • Discern digging activity from other activities through on-board multi-axis inertial measurement units • Capture the GPS location of the excavator in real-time • Compare the location to utility …

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