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On-Site Services

Let our 6-man, full service, crew come out and test everything on-site.

Your safety is of the utmost importance, and that’s why we test your equipment at Titan Utility Services. We know the dangers of the industry and how important it is to have gear that has been tested thoroughly and is in compliance with the applicable ASTM/ANSI standards. Your equipment will be visually and dielectrically tested for any possible failures and then tagged with the date tested and a unique ID. Titan comes to you on site for convenient and speedy electrical testing, saving you time and money. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to be safe. We consider it our duty to provide the best service to our fellow linemen.

Our On-Site Process

1

We pull units to staging area.

2

We pull equipment from units (hot sticks, blankets, line hoses, grounds, mechanical jumpers, other rubber cover ups).

3

Crew of up to 6 technicians will begin cleaning and testing equipment in an assembly line manner.

4

As equipment is completed, it is then put back on the unit it was pulled from.

5

1 unit is completely tested in an average of 1.5 hours. Typically, we test 10 units per day, depending on worksite operating hours.

6

Crew leader will coordinate with point of contact at each district to schedule trucks in and out for testing. This will ensure minimal or no shut down time.

Bucket & Digger Trucks

  • All aerial lift units are tested in accordance with ANSI A92.2
  • Clean and wax boom as needed
  • Dielectric test of upper, lower, and overall boom
  • Titan pulls, tests, and returns platform liner
  • Thorough visual inspection of the unit
  • Stress test to platform rating
  • Tagged with an aluminum impressionable sticker that is UV resistant
  • Truck grounds tested while mounted on trucks to ensure good continuity

Blankets

  • All blankets are tested in accordance with ASTM F479
  • Blankets are thoroughly cleaned with a rubber goods cleaner to remove any dirt or contaminants prior to testing
  • Blankets are then tested to the applicable voltage for an interval of one minute
  • After testing, blankets are rolled and visually inspected for any visual failures
  • Blankets are stamped “passed” with date of test

Line Hoses

  • All line hose / hoods are tested in accordance with ASTM F478
  • Line hose / hoods are thoroughly cleaned with a rubber goods cleaner to remove any dirt or contaminants prior to testing
  • Line hose / hoods are then tested to the applicable voltage for an interval of one minute
  • After testing, line hose / hoods are visually inspected for any visual failures
  • Line hose / hoods are stamped “passed” with date of test

Mechanical Jumpers

  • All mechanical jumpers are tested in accordance with ASTM F2321-05
  • Mechanical jumpers are cleaned to remove any dirt or contaminants
  • Mechanical jumpers are then tested to the applicable voltage to ensure the integrity of the insulated jacket
  • Continuity test optional
  • Mechanical jumpers are then visually inspected for any damage to the jacket or insulated clamps
  • Mechanical jumpers are then tagged with a durable ID tag with a unique ID and date tested notated (can also alternate color of tags to coordinate with test cycle for easy recognition of out of date equipment)

Hot Sticks

  • All hot sticks are tested in accordance with ASTM F711
  • Hot sticks are thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt or contaminants prior to testing
  • After cleaning, all sticks are waxed
  • Hot sticks are then tested to 75kVAC/foot with a Hi pot for an interval of one minute
  • Hot sticks are then tagged with an industrial strength vinyl that references a job number, ID, and date and year tested

Grounds

  • All grounds are tested in accordance with ASTM F2249-03
  • Grounds are thoroughly cleaned at the jacket and connection points as needed to remove any dirt or contaminants
  • A continuity test is then performed (voltage drop test may also be provided at customers request)
  • Grounds are then visually inspected for any damage to the jacket, ferrules, or clamps
  • Grounds are then tagged with a durable ID tag with a unique ID and date tested notated (can also alternate color of tags to coordinate with test cycle for easy recognition of out of date equipment)

Repairs

  • Repairs are offered in the field of most hot sticks and grounds
  • Repairs are typically performed if the cost is less than 50% of replacing the equipment, or if requested by the customer
  • Failures are pinpointed in each piece of equipment
  • They are then removed and replaced with either new parts, surplus from customer, or surplus from our stock
  • Once the equipment is repaired, it is then retested to the applicable standard.
  • It can then be tagged or identified to a unit or to the warehouse as spare equipment
  • If repairs exceed the time frame or capabilities of field repair, they will then be sent to our facility for repair and are typically returned within 2 weeks.