Mitigate Wire-Down Incidents and Wildfires

During a routine wildfire mitigation inspection on this 500kV 2300 kcmil, AAC line, a suspect repair sleeve adjacent to a suspension clamp was identified. Rather than taking a risk to spend time and money performing a detailed inspection and analysis of the splice’s integrity this utility played it safe and just installed a ClampStar over it. At the same time, they also installed a ClampStar on the second phase. Now, both of these suspension clamps are fully protected. As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth much more than a pound of cure.” Estimated labor savings alone is more than 50% compared to changing out the splice, and the result is mechanically and electrically superior.