Milford, N.H.-based Hendrix Wire & Cable, a provider of overhead and underground power distribution products, has introduced the Spacer Cable Systems, which can help reduce the amount of vegetation that must be removed when clearing right-of-way for distribution circuits.
According to the company, the spacer cable is more compact and can withstand temporary contact with branches without causing outages. Reducing right-of-way clearance by 20 feet can result in up to 6.5 tons per mile of carbon dioxide being removed from the atmosphere every year.
Unlike bare wire, which is spread over an eight-foot cross arm, a spacer cable circuit is confined to less than one foot. This reduces trimming requirements and allows multiple circuits to be placed on a single pole or the same side of a single pole. The result can often lead to new circuits being added to existing poles without additional vegetation removal.
Spacer Cable Systems from Hendrix are designed with a covering that limits the electrical charge on the surface. This allows temporary contact with branches without causing a failure. Birds, squirrels, and other wildlife also benefit, as phase-to-phase or phase-to-ground contact will not be lethal, according to the company. Mid-air collisions are also rare because cable size, compact configuration and spacers make the Spacer Cable Systems visible in open space.
All Hendrix polymer components are made of No.2 HDPE recyclable plastic.
For more information, visit hendrix-wc.com/hendrix.
SOURCE: Hendrix Aerial Cable & Systems