Supporting Energized Conductors
Eric Hughey, Informa
LineWise demonstrated its TLL-1300 Triple Line Lifter at ESMO 2019. The equipment simplifies and shortens the process of supporting three phases of energized conductors, while also making it safer.
Drilling More Holes in Less Time
Watson Drill Rigs showcased its foundation drill for processing drilled shaft excavations in the active equipment demonstration area.
TT Technologies' self-contained, hydraulically operated Grundoburst static Pipebursting procedure system can burst ductile iron and steel pipe.
Sensing Line Corrosion
As Tri-State Generation and Transmission linemen demonstrated the Atlas device, Kinectrics' LineVue tool monitored a nearby power line. The device assesses the integrity of transmission conductors to help reduce transmission line failures, maintain the reliability of service and reduce safety risks.
Providing Protection and Comfort
Carraro Tecno displayed its conductive suit, which features knitted fabric with silver fibers. The model in the booth said it felt just like a sweatsuit. Meanwhile, the company also launched a metal bonding clamp called the Quick Draw Clamp at ESMO 2019.
Mat to the Outdoor Exhibits
The evening before the first day of outdoor demonstrations, it rained in Columbus, Ohio. Sterling laid down 300 mats to build 880 linear ft of temporary access road. The Terra-Lam Cross-Laminated Timber Access Mats use renewable southern yellow pine rather than traditional timber.
Spraying Line Hoses
Lubricated hoses are said to prevent strain on conductors, crossarms and conductors. At the outdoor demonstration site, KV Line Safety showcased its product, The Finger, which provides a smooth, even coat in order to not waste silicon spray.
Ascending and Descending Towers
When working in remote regions, it's not always possible or practical to use heavy equipment and bucket trucks. Tri State Generation and Transmission's team, which included Tom Penner and Clint White, demonstrated rope access methods using the Atlas device at the ESMO outdoor site.
Detecting Voltage and Current
Linemen can't see, touch or smell electrical voltage or current, which can make it deadly, especially in limited visibility or severe weather conditions. Safeguard has launched a personal detector called the Compass, which is shown by Brady Hansen, to save lives.
Protecting Birds and Lines
When birds collide with power lines, it can lead to avian mortality and outages. Baltimoral Engineering exhibited its new spinning bird diverters, which are said to safeguard lines and the bird population.