Limit Theft, Maintain Protection with Plastic Transformer Doors and Handhole Covers

Limit Theft, Maintain Protection with Plastic Transformer Doors and Handhole Covers

Electrical Asset Protection, Plastic Alternative Parts

One of the biggest issues for electric companies or utility companies in the field is the theft of critical parts from electric equipment. You see it all the time throughout cities where light poles and transformers are broken open, parts are stolen, and the posts are stripped for their wiring and other valuable interior assets. This is a bigger problem than some may think but if you’re in the electrical industry, you know the issues well.

Paying for replacements can be extremely costly. But what else can you do? One way to combat theft would be to limit the re-salability of the parts that come from light posts and transformers. That is why we’re now offering plastic alternative parts.

Options include plastic custom, angled and decorative transformer doors, a wide array of plastic handhole covers, plastic nut and bolt covers, plastic post and pole caps, and plastic square base covers. Most of which are available in multiple sizes, colors, and styles to match the existing post’s look and feel. But that’s not the best part. These plastic alternative pieces offer the same strength and protection as the steel options but have little to zero monetary value for thieves.

Whether you’re dealing with ordering replacement parts for a damaged or stripped electrical asset or are looking to be proactive in future designs, contact us today at Ideal Utility Services for more information on our plastic alternative parts for light poles and transformers. We also specialize in Ballistic Barriers and offer Bollard Covers, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, and Handrail options.

Protect Your Electrical Substations with Ballistic Barriers

Protect Your Electrical Substations with Ballistic Barriers

Ballistic Barrier, Critical Asset Protection, Substation Protection

You’ve worked hard to build a solid financial footing and great facilities for your company, so you want to be sure that everything is protected. Accidents and disasters can and do happen, and if you aren’t adequately prepared, it could leave you in financial ruin or affect the day to day operations of the company. If you have key electrical and substation installations you’ll need a reliable ballistic barrier to protect them, as it is a crucial element of sound financial planning and protection.

Ideal Utility Services' Ballistic Barrier protecting an electrical substation
Ideal Utility Services’ Ballistic Barrier protecting an electrical substation

There was an incident in which just a few shots from a high-powered rifle knocked out an electric power substation in rural south-central Utah, cutting off electricity to 13,000 customers for a day and forcing the utility to wait at least six months until the station’s disabled transformer was repaired or replaced. Don’t let something like this happen to your electrical substation, your company, or your community.

Ideal Utility Services has the industry’s most innovative ballistic barrier, which is designed to protect from all kinds of unforeseen terrorist attacks and disasters.

IUS is the creator and manufacturer of these state-of-the-art, U.S. Steel, UL-752 & CIP-014 certified, critical asset protection barriers which are made to withstand and prevent terrorist attacks on electrical substations and bulk power systems. The barriers are designed to protect your key installations from ballistic attacks, fire, ramming, and climbing, while offering ventilation through the system that allows airflow.

Additionally, our ballistic barrier system is customizable in both build and installation options, as it can be installed as close as 18″ from the critical asset. Each panel also has the ability to be removed and replaced, if necessary. This custom treatment is just one of the many features that separate our ballistic barrier from the competitors, most of which are still using concrete wall panels.

Interested in learning more about how Ideal Utility Service’s industry-leading ballistic barrier will protect and secure your company’s electrical substation? Contact us today at 313-363-0261!

Update: Ideal’s First Ballistic Barrier Installation is Moving Along

Update: Ideal’s First Ballistic Barrier Installation is Moving Along

Ballistic Barrier

Hello, from sunny Tampa, Florida. The sun is shining, the weather is warm and the first ever Ideal Utility Services’ ballistic barrier installation is moving along smoothly.

Our very own Gary Patterson and Loren Venegas made their way down to the Sunshine State, along the ballistic barrier, to oversee the first portion of the installation at the Florida Utility company in Tampa. Here are some of the pictures from the first beams going into the Tampa soil and the first panels from sunbathing in the Florida warmth:

The project is moving along smoothly and the mid-March completion date is still looking very good. For more information and updates on our ballistic barriers, please contact us today at Ideal Utility Services.