Premier Utility Services, LLC provides underground utility locating and marking services. It offers vacuum excavation, subsurface imaging, facility mapping, and leak detection services. The company also offers natural gas main and utility maintenance services, including audits, stray voltage surveys, pole survey and inspections, third party inspection, corrosion control and inspections, valve inspection and meter reading, pipe-to-soil troubleshooting, pin-point of natural gas leaks, operator qualification training, and gases calibration services. It serves utilities in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Granite. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Hauppauge, N...
100 Marcus Boulevard
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Founded in 2001
Premier Utility Services, LLC Launches Substation SF6 Testing Program
Jul 25 12
Sulfur Hexafluoride, or SF(6), gas leak testing is the newest in a series of innovative services being offered by Premier Utility Services, LLC to assist electric utilities in reducing overall maintenance cost, increasing reliability scores and protecting the environment. SF(6) gas can be found in millions of electric equipment installations all over the world. The gas also poses a recognized environmental pollution risk with a global warming potential of 23,900 times that of CO(2). This gas, known primarily for its insulation properties in utility substation circuit breakers, can leak at mechanical fittings and couplings. If too much SF(6) gas leaks, a catastrophic failure of the breaker can occur, costing over $100,000 to repair and resulting in localized outages. Leak testing is done using a special infrared camera capable of detecting even the smallest of pinhole leaks and it does not take long for pressurized gas to escape from these openings. Modern cameras are capable of detecting leaks as small as two pounds per year.