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Georgia Power resolves transmission line cross arm attachment failures

Buddy BushingMany transmission lines have had hardware failures due to wind-induced vibrations. Over extended periods of time, the wind-driven rubbing between line insulator hardware and the associated cross arm attachment points can cause total failure of the cross arm at the point of attachment. These vibrations cause wear between the metal components on the transmission line hardware. In some cases, this could result in line failure or multiple arm replacements, which can be very expensive.

In many cases, over time, the clevis pin can completely erode through the attachment of the arm. If the hole is not repaired after it becomes worn, it may deteriorate to the point that it may no longer be able to support the weight of a conductor. In these situations, conventional methods may require replacing the entire arm.


Aflac Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America List

AflacCompany Makes Prestigious List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America list. This is the fourth consecutive year that Aflac has appeared on the prestigious list. In the 2014 survey, Aflac exceeded its sector average in key survey areas, including Codes of Conduct, Compliance, Corruption & Bribery, Corporate Governance, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Operational Eco-Efficiency, and Risk Detection.


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