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Distribution Engineering & Consulting (DECON)

Expert consultation services on overhead and underground distribution planning, design, application and operation practices that enable utilities to effectively meet the demands of the new millennium utility environment.

Maximize Asset Utilization and Reduce Costs

Kinectrics’ DECON Services deliver value-added results to utilities and industrial clients with direct benefits that include:

  • Increased energy efficiency and minimized losses
  • Reduced capital and operating costs
  • Accurate estimates and extended equipment life
  • Effective customer retention support
  • Enhanced reliability and safety

Quality engineering and customer service

Kinectrics’ Distribution engineering and consulting services offer practical solutions for your advanced engineering problems and Distribution equipment issues. The Kinectrics team of internationally-recognized experts can provide you with Distribution consulting on the planning, design, application, and operation of electrical Distribution equipment.

We test Distribution products and Distribution systems in our laboratories, monitor trends and new technologies, and provide fast, professional response to safety issues arising from equipment failures.

Distribution Engineering Services

  • Asset condition and utilization
  • Protection coordination
  • Appropriate equipment selection and application
  • Product review, evaluation and comparison
  • Line and transformer loss evaluation and reduction
  • Equipment life estimation and extension
  • Equipment upgrading
  • Reliability and maintenance studies
  • Performance-based rate strategies
  • Cable replacement analysis
  • Research studies
  • Production of application guides
  • Computer modeling, simulations and software development
  • Technical audits and benchmarking
  • Expert interface with clients and manufacturers
  • Training seminars and workshops

Distribution System Expertise

  • System analysis
  • Transient current and voltage phenomena
  • Power quality
  • Distribution system losses
  • Effects of lightning
  • Distribution automation
  • Equipment up-rating and life assessment
  • Software development for design and analysis
  • HV and HC testing

Distribution Component Expertise

  • Transformers
  • Regulators
  • Capacitors
  • Cables, splices, terminations
  • Separable insulated connectors
  • Fuses, cut-outs, reclosers
  • Switches
  • Fault indicators
  • Surge protective devices
  • Wood poles
  • Meters, PTs and CTs