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Hot Stick Dielectric Testing Services

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 12, 2020
ETS - Inspection and Testing, Boston, MA

Electrical linemen is by nature one of the most dangerous occupations. They regularly put their lives at risk as they service live lines daily. Ensuring that all safety tools such as hot sticks work at optimal performance is crucial. To ensure this, regular and recurring dielectric testing service must be accomplished to protect both staff and electrical resources.

Are your hot sticks scratched or do they have a dull finish? Such conditions indicate that the stick is possibly unable to repel water and introduces a dangerous environment. That device could conduct current. You might be conducting dangerous business operations without even knowing it.

ETS Inspection and Testing Service offers full testing and hot stick repair service to ensure hot line tools are safe to use and perform optimally. These tools include Hot Line Stick equipment, Pruners, Fuse Pullers, etc. They are dielectrically tested for defects and malfunctions. The sticks are temporarily removed from the service to send it for repair and refinishing. After it is restored, it is once again tested dielectrically to evaluate its performance as it needs to pass the standards.

Certified technicians will diagnose the issue, find out the root cause, perform a comprehensive maintenance check and provide the quote. Mechanical defects, scratches, and cracks are then repaired. Refinishing process is done to return the tool to its original condition. It will undergo another dielectric test to ensure it passes the safety and performance standard. The tools are continued to be cleaned and maintained when it is returned to the field.

For more information about servicing, maintaining, and testing your hot sticks, contact ETS Inspection and Services.

Crane Safety Inspection Services – Keep Your Company Out of the News

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 26, 2019
ETS - Crane Inspection - Boston, MA

High profile crane disasters have made national news in 2019. These are devastating stories with devastating effect on lives and corporate liability. Companies that own and deploy cranes need independent third-party crane inspection services to protect your operators, your business, and all those who work anywhere within proximity to cranes. Yes, routine crane inspection services is about so much more than regulatory compliance.

Crane companies usually stock a variety of make and models which heightens the risks for accidents. Most companies simply don’t have the expertise to be able to thoroughly test and evaluate every single model owned by the business. OSHA requires frequent recurring inspections of the equipment regardless of the type. To ensure they are operating at top condition. our crane inspection services provide for early detection of defects or excessive wear that can compromise the safety of the operator and those working near it.

We guarantee that our crane inspection and maintenance services deliver both value and peace of mind to the business owner. To learn more about routine crane safety inspection, contact ETS Inspection and Services.

Dielectric Testing Ensures Aerial Devices Are Safe to Use

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 27, 2019
ETS Inspection and Services, Boston, MA

Aerial lifts must undergo recurring safety evaluations to protect both human and mechanical resources. These safety testing measures are potentially dangerous acts in their own right as it puts operators and those working near the equipment in close proximity to extremely high voltage. Dielectric testing is accomplished by supplying precise measurable voltage to the aerial devices.

Electrical current leakages is a common occurrence within all aerial devices. This can be attributed to several factors. While small quantities of electric leakages is considered safe and tolerable, certain conditions hasten the degradation of the insulating material and transcend the device into a dangerous condition. The act of degrading insulation introduces the risk of operators being subject to direct contact with high voltage current. Faulty insulation obviously can lead to serious personal injury and death. Dielectric testing and inspection validates the insulation mechanism of an aerial device whether it can handle voltage variations under normal operating conditions or not.

It is recommend that at least once year, dielectric testing must be performed. Overtime, aerial devices may receive repairs or component replacement. So frequent testing might be necessary to meet safety standards. Contact ETS Inspection and Services to check if your aerial devices are due for dielectric testing.


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