Our Process

We start by learning your current maintenance process and any specific needs you might have. We gather whatever GIS information you have on the circuit to be inspected and configure our collection software to match your database requirements. We import and transfer the shape-files directly to the patrol vehicles GIS and navigation software. Next, we start the patrol and collect the asset condition data following EPRI and IEEE standards. Finally, we prioritize that data according to you company’s standards and deliver the results in a verity of formats, from paper hard copies to GIS shape-file layers.

The vast majority of the system defects identified will require a simple corrective action, while others will require an engineering solution. All corrective actions identified will include the approximate man-hours necessary to make repairs. The estimate will include factors such as ROW access, equipment required, crew size and weather the repairs can be completed using live-line procedures or under a de-energized clearance. For those items beyond corrective maintenance and in need of an engineering solution, we thoroughly document our findings with pictures and video so you can forward the concern to your system engineers for analysis.

While on patrol we will collect any additional GIS data requested. Most utilities already have GPS locations of their assets, however very few have descriptive information associated with those assets. Locations of under-built/over-built crossings, gates, structure pictures, and conductor support hardware pictures, ROW condition pictures, danger trees and clearance measurements are just a few examples.

No other utility service provider that we know of can approach this level of detail and experience in a typical asset inspection. At Powerline Patrol Services we go beyond what is expected and deliver to you, the asset manager, a cost effective solution that drives your reliability indicators higher with a lower overall cost.

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address3946 E. Andre Avenue

Gilbert, Arizona 85298

email info@powerlinepatrol.com

phone (480) 861-5804

fax (480) 361-9656

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