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Electric Department Performing Thermography Inspections of Lines & Equipment

July 4, 2018 12:16 AM

The Water & Electric Department will be performing thermography inspections of the Village’s overhead power lines, distribution centers, switchgear and select transformer sites.  Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 9, and last approximately two weeks.  The contractor is performing a preventative maintenance inspection of the overhead lines looking for “hot spots,” since hot spots on electrical connections can be a precursor to a failure.  The thermography vehicle will move 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 padmount 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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