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UTILITY RESTORATION

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Utility Restoration: Are You Prepared for Storm-Related Damage?

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HOW TO SELECT SUPPLIERS

When developing your utility restoration plan, turn to a company with over five decades of experience preparing for the unexpected.


Service Wire offers true 24-hour emergency service and around-the-clock manufacturing and distribution to meet your utility restoration needs.


Our strategically located facilities have stock of the items you need most:

  • Bare Copper
  • Transformer Riser
  • Overhead Service Drop
  • Control Cable
  • Single Conductors
  • Poly Line Wire

 

 

VALUE OF A PREPARED RESPONSE PLAN

Utility distributors and contractors are no strangers to storm-related damage. Whether it’s heavy snow, freezing rain, flash flooding, or natural disasters, unexpected storms can wreak havoc on critical equipment and services.

Although every storm is different, it is important to have a response plan in place for a successful restoration effort. This includes having experienced, dependable suppliers on speed dial that are able to deliver the right product when you need it most.

 

PREPARATION IS KEY

The key to any successful utility restoration plan is preparation. It’s important to find suppliers that carefully watch developing storms, plan for emergency orders, partner with distributors on logistics, and have on-call personnel after hours for when severe weather strikes unexpectedly. These suppliers should have an in-storm and post-storm evaluation process, allowing them to review performance and predict future needs. Detailed logs should be kept recording the shipment of new or replacement parts, logistics of delivery, timeline of restoration, and resource management for each recovery effort.

 

EXPERIENCED IN STORM RECOVERY

Service Wire has seen its share of extreme weather-related damage throughout the years, everything from localized storms to catastrophic hurricane flooding in Houston, New York, and New Jersey. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, for example, a majority of the city was underwater, damaging the wire and cable used in the city’s underground subway system. Service Wire was able to manufacture and ship replacement power cable every day until the grid was back up.

Learn more about our recovery efforts in "Attending to the Aftermath," by Jim Dukart in tED Magazine.

 

White QuotationsDuring storm season, Service Wire did everything they could to get material to us ASAP.

 

White QuotationsService Wire was quick to respond, unlike the competition.

ALWAYS PREPARED

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No matter what kind of emergency, Service Wire is prepared to provide the wire and cable needed for utility applications. We have on-hand inventory available in preparation of damage to transmission and distribution lines, grounding systems, and substations. We stock bare copper, transformer riser, overhead service drop, control cable, XHHW-2 and USE-2 single conductors, and poly line wire.

With three state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities in West Virginia, Texas, and Arizona, and our nationwide network of partner logistics companies, we are strategically located to deliver within one to two days.

Service Wire One- and Two-Day Delivery Map

 

Control Cable

CONTROL CABLE 

ER and FR Rated

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    K1, K2, or Custom Color Codes

AVAILABLE:
Dual Rated 600V/1kV or 2kV
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
Circuit Sizes Up to 37 Conductors
Shielded or Non-Shielded
Tinned or Non-Tinned
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPlus® Jacket

Poly Line Wire | Weatherproof Line Wire

POLY LINE WIRE 

HMW-PE

AVAILABLE:
#6 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
Solid or Stranded Copper
Soft, Medium Hard, or Hard Drawn

Transformer Riser Wire

TRANSFORMER RISER 

Rugged HMW-PE

AVAILABLE:
#8 AWG - #2 AWG
Solid or Stranded

Service Drop

SERVICE DROP 

Designed for Overhead Applications

AVAILABLE:
#8 AWG - 500 Kcmil

ServiceProX Single Conductors

ServicePRO-X®

XLPE Conductors | CT Rated

  • XHHW-2 600V/1kV Copper
  • USE-2 or RHW-2 600V/1kV Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
Tinned or Non-Tinned
Wide Range of Colors
VW-1 Rated
Gas and Oil Resistant

Bare Copper | Bare and Tinned, Solid and Stranded

BARE COPPER 

Solid or Stranded

AVAILABLE:
#18 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
Soft, Medium Hard, or Hard Drawn
Tinned or Non-Tinned

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