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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Electric Department Performing Thermography Inspections of Lines & Equipment

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The Water & Electric Department is performing thermography inspections of the Village’s overhead power lines, distribution centers, switchgear and select transformer sites.  Work began on July 20 and will last approximately two weeks. The contractor, Menezil Engineering, is performing a preventative maintenance inspection of overhead power lines, looking for “hot spots”.  Hot spots on electrical connections can be a precursor to a failure. A thermography vehicle will be moving slowly throughout the Village along the utility lines to complete the assessment.  In order to inspect some of the lines located at the rear of property and pad mount transformer locations, the inspectors will be using handheld devices. This work is being undertaken to maintain the safe and reliable operation of the Village’s electric distribution system. For further information on the thermography inspections, please contact the Water & Electric Department’s non-emergency number at 847-716-3558.

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