Electric pylons (live electric wires) are being used in over 5,000 local area codes worldwide. In the UK, electricity is sent to over 7 million homes and businesses by overhead electrical power transmission. A pylon is usually an insulated electric generating device which exists either inside a transformer plate or as part of an interconnected system, which also contains a second pole, known as the mainpole. The voltage supplied to the home or business is passed through this second pole, called the primary, to a transformer which converts the direct current back into a lower voltage needed for the household or business. The amount of current flowing through this second pole is typically a few amps.
How do electric pylons work in an environment where they may be exposed to harm? To protect workers and homeowners, power lines must be kept as far as possible from any other sources of energizing energy such as gas and oil. This distance is referred to as a “hazard distance”. Power lines that cross this distance run at a higher risk of experiencing damage, fire, and damage to people. This is one reason why the installation of high-voltage electric pylons is required in many areas.
Why is safety of workers important? Because the location of the pylon and its potential for damage can potentially place the life of a worker in danger. When a worker is struck by lightning striking over a power line, the voltage generated and the ensuing power shock will kill him instantly. In the same way, lightning striking an unprotected pylon can result in fatal electrocution if it overloads the system and overloads the pylon’s wiring.
How are overhead power lines protected when installed with pylons? Overhead pylons are installed in areas where there are not ground wires. This means they cannot be damaged or cut by land-based animals. Pylons are also effective at preventing a lightning strike to increase the risk of electrical shock. Therefore, the location of the pylon, the distance between the pylon and overhead power lines, and the depth of the underground power line all have a direct impact on the safety of workers.
Is it difficult to install overhead power lines and high voltage pylons? Installation of high voltage pylons is quite simple. The pylon’s external attachment to the power line is secured using stainless steel fittings. In addition, a ground cable, extension cable, or grounding conductor is also added to prevent the voltage from escaping.
Are high voltage pylons more expensive to purchase or to rent? Depending on the type of installation required, renting or purchasing electricity pylons is an economically viable option. The most obvious advantage to purchasing electric pylons is the cost saving involved. However, the most important factor when it comes to this option is safety. Most people are very careful around power lines, so purchasing one is probably not the best idea.
What should I look for when I install overhead power lines and high voltage pylons? When buying or hiring electric pylons, you should find a reliable company that can handle the job efficiently. If you are planning to hire a company to install the pylon, then find out if they are accredited to do so. Ask them about the various types of pylons they can use. Find out whether they use only high voltage, or they can also use both types – in case there is a problem with one of them.
If you hire a company to install the pylon, make sure that they can install the system safely. Find out how experienced they are with the type of system they have installed before. Ask the company about the warranty and whether they offer any sort of money back guarantee – the latter is very important in case something goes wrong with the electricity pylons. Hire a company that deals with this kind of installation only. It is important that the installation process is done by someone who is familiar with this kind of system.