Connectors and other overhead line components operate at high temperatures to meet the ever-increasing load growth of existing and future electrical systems. This elevated temperature can accelerate the aging process of these components, making the issue of lifetime performance a critical concern. It is critical to ensure these components are operating reliably to avoid downed lines and extensive disruption of power to customers.

Our connector labs perform a wide range of tests on high temperature conductors including qualification and performance tests for the thermal, mechanical, environmental, and electrical performance of:

  • Transmission and distribution connectors
  • Transmission line hardware and fittings
  • Electric power connections for substations
  • Ground grid connectors
  • High temperature connectors and accessories

Why Us?

  • Health Assessments

    One of our many connector health assessments, undertaken by our experienced subject matter experts, will inform your maintenance schedules, ensuring work is done when it is needed.

  • Validation of Design Criteria

    By validating the design criteria and variables, we ensure connectors will last for the design life of the overhead lines and that production parameters and variables match the design criteria.

  • Independent Insights

    Industry standards and manufacturer's specifications are used to conduct qualification and performance tests enabling us to provide independent, objective data and insights.

  • Field Commissioning of Connector Installations

    We ensure that when connectors are installed in the field they comply with the QA/QC parameters of connectors tested in the lab during the qualification of the design (type test).

  • New Product Qualification

    Our state-of-the-art lab can simulate excessive and/or unique stresses for new product development and qualification.

  • Help Prevent Future Problems

    Expert forensic analysis can determine potential failure modes & bring to light root causes in order to avoid any unexpected failures.