- Physical and Electrical Inspection and Testing of Substation Equipment Including Busses, Switchgear, Circuit Breakers, and Transformers.
- Mechanical Inspection and Testing of Ground Systems Including Connection Strengths
- Electrical Inspection and Testing of Ground Systems Including Fall-of-Potential, Resistance, and Neutral Grounding Resistors
- Inspection and Testing of Protective Relaying Including Analog and Digital Inputs and Output Contacts, Logic Functions, LEDS, Display Points, and Targets
- Testing of Extra High Voltage (EHV) Circuit Breakers
- Circuit Breaker Contact Timing
- Doble Testing
Our Qualified Substation and T&D Inspectors and Construction Managers (CM’s) are certified by IBEW as substation journeymen linemen and wiremen/substation technicians.
Inspectors/technicians/CM’s provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) support throughout the duration of the project including, but not limited to the following:
- Ensure all new construction is in conformance and compliance with plan specifications and governing codes, laws, rules and/or regulations.
- Notify Company of actual or proposed deviations to specifications and drawings so that changes can be evaluated by Company’s Engineer.
- Track all deviations to specifications and drawings for use in preparing “As-Built” plans.
- Provide daily progress reports on the construction activities, enforcement of the contract, verify that owners specifications and practices are met and review change order requests.
- Provide quality control of work, materials and equipment, reject work that is substandard and/or which does not meet governing codes, laws, rules and/or regulations.
- Maintain repair item punch list that logs actionable repairs that need corrections by the construction contractor.
- Record and adhere to all company and safety guidance's and report any violations including near-misses as soon as they are observed.
- Inspect footings depth, diameter, rebar size and quantity, bolt cages, hole stability, concrete material, placement and finishing.
- Review and Inspect materials and equipment upon delivery and installation
- Access roads and structure pad construction and soil compaction.
- Inspect transmission electrical connections.
- Evaluate and comply with project permit compliance i.e. storm water pollution permit, threatened and endangered species protection, historical site preservation, fugitive dust abatement, etc.
- Inspect wiring of assemblies for accuracy of stripping, soldering, and crimping and for defects such as frayed wires, loose connections, and cracks.
- Verify wire and cable length, dimensions, and clearance of parts using precision instruments.
- Tests continuity and performance of parts, assemblies and accessories using test equipment. Records acceptance or rejection of parts on inspection report and indicates reason for rejection.