Filter By Category
Avail team gets company’s power generation system back online and fully operational within two weeks of a catastrophic lightning strike.
Avail designed, built, shipped, installed, and commissioned replacement SF6 gas insulated line (GIL) in just 39 days.
One of the challenges in the design of a power plant substation is how to maximize its potential while maintaining safe conditions for workers and the surrounding environment.
Aging electrical infrastructure is something that all utilities and industries face. Dealing with the consequences of failed or failing equipment requires forward planning and the right technical support.
When natural disasters strike, the resulting power outages can adversely affect both businesses and homeowners. In such situations, major utilities are under extreme pressure to restore electrical power supplies as quickly as possible.
Substations often require new equipment to upgrade or expand existing facilities or replace damaged systems. This often requires interfacing to equipment from varying manufactures and technologies of existing equipment.
Many of the same challenges presented by a retrofit project are also encountered when expanding existing stations. There are various interfaces to be designed and restrictive outages schedules that must be adhered to.
Hydroelectric generating stations often require transmission of power over large vertical distances. Transmitting power at transmission voltages rather than generation voltage, is more economical.
Every station layout design has certain physical boundaries to which the transmission components must adhere. If the space available precludes the use of air-insulated bus and a lack of available land prevents continuous transmission line at ground level or below grade, an elevated bus system provides a potential solution.
Buried installations offer the advantage of lower installation costs in open areas. Trenches can be used when crossing roads or installing in areas where water tables are close to ground level.