PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Distribution Line Pole Change Out

CANUS Corporation recently completed an electrical distribution line pole change out project.  CANUS line inspectors inspected the contractors’ work to change out old distribution line poles for newer ones to authenticate compliance with state guidelines for the client. CANUS acted as client representatives when inspecting the work and producing the proper work products and logs required to document the project activities.

CANUS inspected for visual pole integrity, asset management data discrepancies (including GPS location), cross arm angle and integrity, joint pole cable management, signage, vegetation clearance, insulator integrity, guy wire integrity,  etc.  CANUS completed the inspection duties on the distribution line pole change out project without incident well within the client’s budget. Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: SCADA Install

SCADA Diagram

SCADA Diagram

CANUS Corporation recently completed the modernization of a major public utility’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system monitoring all subsurface equipment within a certain communication loop.  CANUS assembled and then installed multiple sensor units, battery backup units, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Programmable logic controller (PLCs), transceivers, switches, wiring, etc.  After the assembly and installation of the SCADA system CANUS also provided testing services to ensure proper system wide function and integration functionality.  The SCADA system allows for remote real time monitoring from a centralized human machine interface (HMI) and allows the utility to gain insights through the data collected.  In light of their findings and the control over the subsurface equipment the utility is empowered to more effectively provide service to their end users.  The CANUS team completed this scope of work on time and under budget with ZERO incidents or injuries.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Substation Testing – 500kV

Photovoltaic Field

Photovoltaic Field

CANUS Corporation recently completed acceptance testing of a brand new transmission substation fed by a major photovoltaic (PV) field.  The publicly owned utility outsourced the engineer, procure and construct (EPC) responsibilities to a third party that CANUS supported with substation testing services.   Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Gas Meter Corrosion Inspection

Gas Meter

Gas Meter

CANUS recently finished a project for a major public utility to visually inspect gas services  for corrosion at end users’ meters.  CANUS mobilized over 150 corrosion inspectors equipped with tablets to visually inspect and take photos of each service tagged with GPS location and corrosion ratings.  Each inspector would walk the block evaluating individual meters, manifolds and buried meters.   Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Gas Pipeline Inspection – HydroStatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing Site

CANUS is currently providing inspection services for our clients’ hydrostatic testing functions to comply with Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plans (PSEP).  Hydrotesting of pipelines is performed to expose defective materials that have missed prior detection, expose possible leaks and serve as a final validation of the integrity of the constructed system.  Buried high pressure gas pipelines are tested for strength by pressurizing them to a maximum operating pressure (MAOP). Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Electrical Line Inspection – Distribution Compliance Inspection

Distribution Line Inspection

Distribution Line

 CANUS Corporation recently completed a territory wide electrical distribution line compliance inspection project.  CANUS line inspectors surveyed overhead distribution assets as well as underground distribution assets to authenticate compliance with state guidelines for the client.  In the instances when the assets were out of compliance CANUS produces recommendations and work orders within the client’s Enterprise Resource Planning tools to eliminate the infractions well within the state guidelines’ requirements. Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Electrical Testing – Wind Transmission Substation

Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines

CANUS Corporation recently completed testing a 500 kV to 230 kV transmission substation fed by acres of wind turbines.  The wind farm was designed to provide renewable power to the fast paced residential and commercial expansions in the area as well as to bolster the renewable generation capacity to the grid at large.  The substation built to transmit the generation was a greenfield project, a new facility from the ground up, to support the brand new Wind Farm.   Continue Reading →