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ROTAMARKA™ – creating a “Lighthouse” effect with flashing reflector at night.  The short video was taken roadside and demonstrates the high reflectivity of the Marker device despite partial obstruction by trees.

Arc Flash Testing is becoming an integral part of PPE safety for those working in electrical environments. The Ansell Marigold Rubber Insulating Gloves presented by Balmoral Engineering is moving with this vital safety initiative. This short video demonstrates testing on the Ansell Marigold Class 1 Rubber Insulating Gloves.

Large birds of prey such as Raptors, or smaller climbing animals such as Squirrels or Possums frequently perch or climb Utility Poles and Wires. Because of the proximity between phase wires, this can often lead to electrocution of these birds and animals and damage Utility Assets. Now more than ever, power outages are benchmarked and down time can be costly. The Balmoral Engineering Wildlife Protection Covers are simple to install, clipping over standard Insulator Pins to provide a barrier between the live electrical components and wildlife.

Professor Graham Martin describes the worldwide problem of birds colliding with Power Lines (both Transmission and Distribution)

For forty-plus years, Balmoral™ Engineering has been servicing the Electrical Utility sector with a range of unique safety products designed to protect overhead poles and wires, while also protecting lives. With our new range of innovative products, designed to build upon this product legacy, please review this brief company video showcasing our range of products and services.

Balmoral Engineering provides a range of safety products and services for Transmission and Distribution Utilities to protect Power Line and electrical infrastructure. These products also prevent unwanted contact protecting people and birds and animals from live electrical situations.

Utilities around the world are constantly seeking to improve their network reliability. One critical area that requires ongoing assessment is the wire strikes on the overhead poles and wires. Birds are particularly vulnerable and Bird Diverters are a critical mitigation option employed by Utilities to both save Birds as well as protecting their networks from damage and power outages. Construction sites, Aerial Agriculture and Mining sites are additional locations and provide a potential environment for collision and contact with Power Lines. The Balmoral ROTAMARKA combines a unique set of features to provide a best in class visual warning once installed on at risk Power lines.

Utilities require Overhead Power Lines to be covered to insulate, protect, or provide a visual warning. This can be during routine maintenance of Overhead Poles and Wires or during Pole Setting. It can be around construction sites when Utilities need to protect their assets and the general public or trades from inadvertent contact with live Power Lines when clearances get reduced during building activities. Tiger Tails™ and Lion Tails™ are an industry-standard product with unique safety features, they have been used by Distribution and Utility Companies for decades around the world.

ROTAMARKA™ Power Line Mini Marker installation demonstration with extendable or telescopic Hot Stick by a Linesman from the ground. Conductor height was approximately 8 metres from ground. Telescopic Stick was fitted with Balmoral Tool (LLCR) which fits on the end of the Hot Stick (Universal or Sun Riser industry standard attachment). This tool works with ROTAMARKA™ series that come with Eye Ring fitting only. Demonstration was performed in controlled conditions. Please see our Installation Instructions document and consult industry standards and guidelines, Network Owner work practices and safety procedures. Only for use by industry certified personnel.

Pilots must sometimes face the challenge of manoeuvring aircraft away from difficult to visualise Powerlines. Power Lines can blend into the background and appear almost invisible to the naked eye. The Balmoral Engineering™ ROTAMARKA™ with it’s Patent Pending 3D rotating design improves ready visualisation of the Powerline to which it’s attached. By demarcating Powerlines in such a way, this has the potential to save lives as well as costly power outages and asset damage.

Powerline strikes by Aircraft can lead to death and severe injury of Pilots. There is also the potential for power outages and costly repair bills to fix damaged assets. Unmarked Power Lines can appear almost invisible to the human eye. This lack of visibility can make it extremely difficult for Pilots attempting to navigate proximal Powerlines. The new ROTAMARKA, combines key elements of internal contrast, three dimensional form and the element of movement to create a highly visible warning device.

Phil Hurst describes the potential safety hazard overhead Power Lines pose to pilots flying in low level environments. He also discusses the issues around plant and equipment especially in the agricultural industry and the risk of contact with Powerlines. He then discusses a major safety innovation in the form of spinning or rotating markers which boost awareness and perception when installed on overhead Power lines.

 

Professor Martin summarises some of the key risks to Birds from Power Lines and key elements of Bird Diverter design to maximise impact and effectiveness on birds vision and perception.


The Balmoral Engineering™ Black & Yellow 3D Marker for visual warning of Plant & Equipment around Construction sites. The Ball Bearing version shows has a low initiating wind speed to maximise its visual warning through its constant rotating movement. Can be installed by an operator in a Bucket Truck or from the ground with a Telescopic Hot Stick.


Updated technique for installing Panther Tails™. Panther Tails™ come in a range of sizes and styles and are ideally suited for live works by Utility personnel, protection of Wildlife from Electrical incidents and prevention of Power Line contact with Trees.

Ansell Worker Experience Innovation provides technology-based protection solutions that enhance worker comfort, performance and protection, all for a better, safer day at work.