Line Crews Repair Failing Splices with No Power Interruption!

May 01, 2010, Transmission & Distribution World, By Mike Dario, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Corrosive salt water and high winds in Los Angeles’ beach areas were wreaking havoc on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s automatic quick sleeves. Linemen were noticing more failures of these sleeves, which are spring-loaded with jaws that grip the wire. To solve the problem, linemen had to support the wire with a hoist and grips, and install a temporary jumper to maintain electrical Read more….