Ground Cable Testing
Ground cable testing is vital for any utility to perform on a regular basis. Ground cables can develop a number of problems over their life, including corrosion, physical damage and mechanical looseness. Each ground/jumper cable must be set up on a machine and checked for internal and external damage, the cable is put through a low voltage/high amperage test where the drop in voltage is checked at the cable's rated capacity. Some cables can be easily cleaned up and repaired while others will need replacement or more thorough repairs.