X-Ray Inspection technology has come a long way over the past few years. Where we once had to take the x-ray film to a local hospital to have the images developed, we now have the capability to take the x-ray and view the image on site which reduces cost and time requirements.
The biggest advantage to the use of the x-ray technology is found on conductor termination and conductor vibration inspections. This inspection allows the asset owner to know that the termination has been installed correctly and the termination should be good for many years to come without any failures.
Many lines that may have vibration issues will have broken strands at or under the suspension shoes which can be seen by x-ray. The PowerGrid Resources team has the experience needed to perform and read the x-ray images to ensure proper termination installations.