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ClampStar Units Have Protected This Major Utility’s Transmission System For The Last Decade

Recently, an existing 230kV ACSR-SD (self-damping) transmission line was rerouted to a new substation approximately ½ mile away. To accomplish this task and to accommodate right-of-way allowance, 6 new monopoles were set in the approximate center of an…


Connectors, Clamps, and ClampStar® - How are they different?

Connectors: A connector can be defined as a device for joining two or more conductors to provide a continuous electrical current path. Connectors generally fall into four types; automatic, compression, wedge, and bolted. The electrical and mechanical…


How Engineered Mechanical Shunts Are Superior For Overhead Connector Repairs

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you believed one thing to be true and then found out years later that it wasn't? For many years, experienced lineman and engineers believed that cutting out a splice on an overhead line and replacing it…


How To Properly Repair Damaged Conductor Caused By Spacer Dampers

Spacer dampers, designed to provide proper damping of wind-induced vibrations for bundled conductor lines, have been around for more than 50 years and like most hardware exposed to the elements, needs to be replaced at some point in time. Most often,…


Reducing Wire-Down Incidents

It's a fact, the frequency of downed power lines has been increasing, especially within the last few years as much of the equipment in many power grids enters the half century and older point. According to federal data, the U.S. electric grid loses power…