LTL Utility Supply Division
LTL Utility Supply properly equips trucks and crews to handle all overhead and underground tasks within the utility, forestry, industrial and telecom sectors. LTL assists with compliant personal protective equipment and utility tools selection from an extensive inventory, offers product and safety awareness training, as well as equipment recertification, calibration, and repair in LTL's largest Canadian NAIL-accredited high voltage testing facilities. Visit our Toronto store for tools and equipment that is pre-certified and ready to go, or check us out on the web at www.ltlutilitysupply.com.
Portable and Fixed Gas Detection
Lineman's Testing Laboratories offers a range of easy-to-use, high quality single and multi-gas personal flammable and toxic gas detectors made for maximum mobility and use in confined space. LTL also supplies multi- and single point, exotic and draw systems with the ability to mix and match. These systems can be programmed to set off alarms, turn on fans, and hook up to PLC's and SCADAS.
NAIL-Accredited High Voltage Testing, Calibration & Factory-Authorized Warranty Repair Centres
Lineman's Testing Laboratories is home to Canada's largest NAIL-accredited high voltage testing, calibration and factory-authorized warranty repair centres. With two full-service labs located in Toronto and Edmonton, companies within the forestry, industrial, oil and gas, and mining sectors, in addition to the majority of the Canadian utilities, rely on LTL for recertification of insulating rubber gloves, PPE, and live line tools. Experienced lab technicians ensure proper handling of equipment at all times while in our facilities. LTL adheres strictly to testing procedures in accordance to NAIL requirements and applicable standards including ASTM, IEEE, CSA, CUL, and/or as specifically directed by our customers.
Custom Grounds, Live Line Tools and Related Equipment
LTL builds and inventories an assortment of basic distribution grounding assembly kits (includes the required ASTM F2249 compliant testing), as well as a variety of hot sticks used for grounding and switching applications. All grounding assembly components are tested to ASTM F855 by the manufacturer. LTL also manufactures potential indicators, and supplies quality metering and instrumentation equipment.
Comprehensive Substation Maintenance Programs
Performed and directed by skilled technicians, LTL offers comprehensive substation maintenance programs. These extensive programs include testing and calibration, inspection, adjustment, cleaning and repair as required of high and low voltage electrical and mechanical components, and analysis of electrical insulating fluids. Early detection of electrical equipment weakness or potential hazard through regular substation maintenance helps to reduce production downtime and associated costs, as well as improves safety conditions for system operating personnel. Avoid loss of insurance coverage by performing regular substation maintenance. LTL recommends regular infrared scanning as part of an annual substation maintenance program to identify potential problem areas before they occur.
Custom Substation Installations
Lineman's Testing Laboratories has performed custom installations since 1967 and has supplied and installed turnkey main power electrical systems from traditional H-frame substation projects to tamperproof designs. LTL upgrades or retrofits an existing facility, or designs and builds for new substations.
Infrared (Scanning) Thermography
All Infrared Scanning (Infrared Thermography) programs are NOT the same. Utilizing the services of a certified Electrician who also has a license in infrared Thermography ensures that infrared scanning has been performed by a technician who understands the effects of the hot spots captured on camera. This is of utmost importance when determining what hot spots are critical to on-going equipment performance from those which are less immediate and can be addressed during regular annual preventative maintenance. A highly beneficial element to the preventative maintenance program is Infrared Scanning. It accurately identifies potential equipment problem areas requiring immediate attention, allowing for repairs before failure or damage occurs, thereby avoiding emergency repairs and the high costs of production line shutdowns. Thermography is the process of using an infrared imager to detect the heat that objects radiate as infrared energy, which is proportionate to loads. Infrared energy is a portion of the light spectrum, invisible to the naked eye. Our state-of-the-art infrared cameras detect electrical and/ or mechanical hot-spots and record them into a picture format, clearly identifying these objects as heat images and measuring their temperature. By creating a thermogram, our skilled technicians obtain information from several points in the field view of the scanner in mere seconds. Because a hot connection can fail, causing equipment damage and/or fire, infrared scanning is an essential component of a preventative maintenance program. Infrared scanning should be performed twice yearly under load for all electrical equipment in industrial and commercial environments where system reliability and continuous operation is essential.
LTL provides 24-hour emergency service for all commercial, industrial, and utility sites. Professional troubleshooting and round-the-clock services in conjunction with a well planned inventory supply ensures timely recovery and reduced incidence of downtime. Inventory includes new pole/tower disconnect switches of all sizes and configurations, fuse assemblies, fuses, cables, terminators, poles, line hardware, HV switchgear, and a vast selection of transformers and other related equipment.
Detailed Arc Flash Studies
Lineman's Testing Laboratories helps facilities create safer working environments for those who use or operate electrical systems by providing detailed arc flash hazard studies in accordance with NFPA 70E and the CSA Z462. Electrical dangers such as shock, arc flash, and arc blast will always be present on the job, but safety strategies and proper training can minimize the likelihood of injuries and fatalities. LTL determines the risk levels in your facility, educates your staff with respect to proper protective item selection, use and storage, and provides superior quality products designed to match the physical demands of your job.
Environmentally Friendly Mobile Transformer Oil Regeneration
With a commitment to personnel safety and environmental protection, LTL provides a cost-effective method for on- or off-line oil recycling using a state-of-the-art mobile transformer oil regeneration system. LTL's proprietary process produces oil that equals or surpasses new oil quality.