Power Companies Taking a Shot at Vegetation Clearance Violations

by Admin 14. March 2014 08:00

TopGun Veg-Tool with LTI's TruPulse Makes Vegetation Management Easy

What's a utility company to do when vegetation gets in the way of power lines? El Paso Electric and Alabama Power Company are taking a shot, one shot, with Aerotec's patented TopGun Veg-Tool, which includes the TruPulse 360 laser rangefinder from Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) with remote trigger/pistol grip features.

Read about Aerotec's TopGun Veg-Tool
w/ LTI's TruPulse 360 laser rangefinder

With extensive property damage from fires or major power outages caused by trees hitting power lines, there is more and more pressure on power companies to ensure they are in compliance. The TopGun Veg-Tool is a field-friendly solution that allows utility foresters to make on-the-spot determinations of vegetation clearance violations inside and outside the boundaries for electric power transmission right-of-way vegetation management programs. They can conduct thorough vegetation violation inventories in the field, designate specific violations that need immediate attention, audit completed work and carry out follow-up inspections.

In fact, El Paso Electric has already begun using Aerotec's TopGun Veg-Tool (TopCon GRS-1/LTI TruPulse 360). Alabama Power Company has committed to integrate the technology in all new construction projects, now and into the future. 

Read more about the TopGun Veg-Tool in the November-December 2013 supplement issue of Electric Energy T&D Magazine and learn more at aerotecusa.com.

See why more companies around the world are turning to LTI laser measurement products for vegetation management. For a hands-on practical demonstration of the TruPulse, call 1.800.OWN.A.LTI or email us.

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