Improper cleaning of conductor strands can result in higher resistance terminations and splices that cause fittings to operate at higher temperatures leading to premature failure. To alleviate this concern, AFL now offers ConductaClean, a reliable, cost-effective system for cleaning the ends of overhead conductors prior to installing compression accessories. ConductaClean incorporates technology developed by the Electric Power Research Institute.
Manufactured by EDM International, Inc., ConductaClean agitates a specialized solution to remove oxidation and grime from conductor strands, and can be adjusted for three-minute cycles with auto-off at three minutes. User may restart for another cycle for very dirty conductor. With ConductaClean, line crews can thoroughly clean conductors in much less time than traditional hand-cleaning methods. The compact and portable design allows linemen to operate wherever the connector is most efficiently made—whether on the ground or up in a bucket.
Available in new high-impact plastic transmission and distribution tools.