Pole Guards are installed before setting new poles to guard against accidental line contact. They also guard against pole contacts by personnel working insulating aerial buckets or on platforms. Pole Guards are made from orange, Type I ABS, cold weather, high impact thermoplastic. Salisbury Pole Guards feature the unique Air Gap design. Uniformly spaced dimples minimize the amount of surface area contacting the pole. This provides added insulation to keep electrical leakage to a minimum. When two pole guards are used to cover longer lengths, the Air Gap dimples nest together "locking" the two together with ample overlap. This is an exclusive feature to Salisbury Pole Guards. The Air Gap design also allows for air flow between it and the pole minimizing moisture condensation and contamination buildup.
Pole Guards should be used for brush contact. The opening shouldface away from possible line contacts, whenever possible. PoleGuards should be stored indoors to avoid prolonged exposure to UV rays and can be cleaned with a warm detergent solution.
Versa and Link Guards make use of air as well as the dielectric strength of plastic to provide total insulating value. Both guards have a 7" diameter and a hook shaped inner lip to keep the guard in place.
Versa Guards, with a voltage rating of 36.6 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø), are designed so that two guards can be coupled together to cover most 13 single and double arm, pin and post constructions. A lighter version (2389) of the standard 4.5' Versa Guard is available in a Type III ABS/PVC weather resistant material.
Link Guards, with a voltage rating of 72.5kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø), have inner and outer shells that run full length to include male and female couple ends. Two guards connected provide four overlapping thicknesses of plastic plus air at a joint.
Tee Connectors are used on horizontal and vertical posts and suspension insulator strings when plastic line guards are used on the conductor. Made from Type I, ABS plastic with eye fittings, the connector accommodates the male end of a guard. Available in two ratings: 72.5 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø) and 48.3 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø). Accepts 34.5 kV pin insulators along with post and insulator strings.
Lightweight Conductor Covers are ideal to cover long spans when weight is a consideration. They can be applied when wearing rubber gloves or with a fiberglass stick. Available with an eye for application with shotgun sticks. These covers have a voltage rating of 26.4 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø). The inside diameter is 2". This product can connect with Salisbury 1.5" I.D. Class 3 or 4 flexible cover-up equipment.
The 21826 Lightweight Conductor Cover is a six (6', 1.8m) foot, cover rated Class 4 (36.6 kV - guarded Ø to guarded Ø). It is applied using rubber gloves when following appropriate company work rules. The inside diameter is 3" making it useful on a wide range of conductor sizes.
The unique "connector-stop" molded into one end prevents covers from overlapping during installation. This eliminates wasted time when trucks have to be moved to re-connect sections that did not couple correctly. This cover is also compatible with Salisbury 1.5" I.D. class 3 or 4 flexible rubber line hose.
All of our lightweight covers are made from safety orange Type I high density cross link polyethylene.
Crossarm Guards are available in two different styles: the 1370 pin type and the 1371 post type. They are used to prevent tie wires from contacting crossarms during hot line operations. Two different tie downs are provided: a neoprene and a polypropylene rope. Both are secured in the slots provided in the eye fitting. The post type model has an automatic gap closer which covers the insulator slot opening over the end of the arm.
The Slide-On Crossarm Guard 736PH is applied by sliding the cover on to the arm from the end using the shotgun eye until the unit locks onto the insulator pins. The cover overlaps on top and has notches to ease application and removal.
Both of these guards are made from orange Type I ABS cold weather high impact plastic. These guards have a voltage rating of 36.6 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).
Substation Cover-up and barrier equipment is used during routine maintenance where accidental contact may occur. This barrier equipment is often used where outages are difficult to reach and the occurrence of accidental contact is high. These covers may be applied with rubber gloves or hot sticks. These covers are made from Type I orange ABS plastic. This equipment is not intended for permanent or semi-permanent barrier or insulating applications. Use these covers to protect against accidental contact only. These covers are not to be left installed for extended periods of time especially when in contact with both a grounded and energized object.
Bus Guards are easily interlocked with each other. To interlock units determine the length of bus to be covered. Place one unit on the bus then the other, pulling it over the first cover until the dimples interlock at the required length. This guard has a voltage rating of 36.6 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).
Bus "T" Guards interlock two or three bus guards at bus tap "T" connections and 90 degree angles. To interlock units, first position the bus guard then slide the "T" guard over the top interlocking the dimples. This guard has a voltage rating of 36.6 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).
Bus End Guards cover the ends of a substation bus supported by station post insulators. The slot and insulator grip hole can be easily enlarged in the field with a sharp knife. This cover also has a guide bead for a trim fit. This guard has a voltage rating of 26.4 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).
The Universal Hot Cover is used to provide additional cover-up and clearances. This cover is made from orange Type I polyethylene plastic. The hot stick eye allows this cover to be placed and removed with a shotgun type clamp stick or with rubber gloves. To secure in place use the elastic tiedown cord. This cover can be used on overhead or underground energized cable terminators, potheads or while inverted, on lightning arrestors. This cover has a voltage rating of 26.4 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).
The Pole Bracket and Insulator Base Cover guards against accidental contact with pole, bracket and insulator base during routine maintenance. It is made from an orange UV resistant Type I polyethylene plastic. The Grade 2 hot stick eye allows this cover to be applied and removed with a hot stick or with rubber gloves. It covers metal or fiberglass brackets 8-12” long and pole mounting plates. This cover also interlocks with a pole insulator. This cover has a voltage rating of 26.4 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).
The Underground Distribution Elbow Cover covers primary elbows and spade terminals during routine maintenance. It covers up to the face plate and cable connection. This cover is made from orange Type I polyethylene plastic. The hot stick eye allows this cover to be applied and removed with a hot stick. This cover self locks for a secure fit in confined areas. The bead can be trimmed in the field to meet clearance requirements. This cover has a voltage rating of 26.4 kV (guarded Ø to guarded Ø).