Foothill Ranch, CA – September 11, 2017 – Building on the success of their official launch at DistribuTECH 2016, Reliaguard’s superior portfolio of wildlife mitigation products continues to expand.
The Reliaguard product line stands out as a superior product coverage for all types of distribution equipment, including voltage regulators, transformer bushings, lightning arresters, fused disconnect switches, pin insulators, cable terminations and cable suspension clamps. The newest product additions to the Reliaguard family include: Cross Arm Guards; and Solid Blade Disconnect Guards.
The entire product line makes use of a proprietary material called Reliatanium, which has a high dielectric rating and is UV stable. A hallmark of Reliatanium is its V-0 flammability classification for the UL 94 test standard. The result is a material that is self-extinguishing and will not burn or drip should a fault occur.
The Reliaguard product line of covers does not affect the electrical performance of the equipment on which it is installed. Reliaguard products are designed to be cost competitive for customers requiring volume quantities of a single cover type. Manufacturer specifications, standard design drawings and physical equipment measurements are used to make all equipment cover prototypes. The prototypes are tested for actual fit and adjusted as needed prior to manufacture of the final cover. The process can be completed in weeks.
The hallmark of the Reliaguard family of products is GreyEEL conductor cover and the EEL Slider installation tool. The conductor cover is available in sizes from 0.25 inch to 2 inches, in 0.25-inch increments. GreyEEL provides improved protection with a significantly overlapped seam design and material memory technology that provides exceptional closure performance. The product can be used on cables up to 20 kV, phase to ground, and has most recently been specified for retrofit by a large southern investor-owned utility as part of their vegetation management plan to protect installed cable. GreyEEL has been proven to aid in dissipating heat from cables rather than trapping it once applied, negating any further derating of conductors.
To assist linemen in their application of GreyEEL, Reliaguard developed the EEL Slider, a conductor cover application tool that streamlines installation. Ergonomically designed and easy to use, the EEL
Slider optimizes safety, dexterity and the speed of applying GreyEEL. The EEL Slider is designed for use with the rubber glove work method or for de-energized installation.
Reliaguard Builds Partnerships and Alliances with OEM Companies
In addition to working with customers on their specific cover-up needs, Reliaguard has also started working with electrical OEM companies to design covers that have a custom fit and are as reliable as the underlying equipment. As the company expands their partnerships and alliances, Reliaguard has set out to distinguish the company from their competitors by collaborating as a team with their named agents and distributors. Brad Nugent from Southern Partners states, “Reliaguard is very focused on working with us as a partner to provide solutions to our customers. The EEL Slider tool along with their superior GreyEEL conductor cover features and competitive pricing strategy have been a key differentiator for us with the customers we serve. Our business is dependent on working with quality and customer focused manufacturers, and Reliaguard is ahead on both fronts.”
According to Billy Huard, Reliaguard President, “We live in an era of high customer expectations. Huge monetary and reputation damage may be associated with outages at critical distribution facilities or on the powerline. Reliaguard provides a superior portfolio of wildlife mitigation products for distribution infrastructure that is at risk from outages and damage caused by wildlife contact.”
For more information on Reliaguard® powerline parts, GreyEEL or The EEL Slider, be sure to visit Reliaguard’s booth #3162 at ICUEE contact our direct sales force at 949.305.3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Reliaguard website: www.Reliaguard.com.
Reliaguard® is a subsidiary of Cantega Technologies Inc., and is dedicated to the design of superior wildlife mitigation guards for the prevention of wildlife caused power outages on the powerline. Reliaguard® also manufactures conductor cover to be used in conjunction with its animal guards. All products are manufactured in the USA.
Media Contact: Gayle Howard, Executive VP Corporate Development