We’ve been following SLiM for a long time (see below), and it’s a proud moment now to see this program come to the point of actual commercialization. Industry testing has been extensive and very successful.
They are ready to take orders. Delivery in small quantities can be fairly prompt, and they are in the process of raising funds to ramp up production (investor inquiries welcome).
Here’s the text from the new brochure, from the newly incorporated company, Power Transmission Solutions, Inc. (PTS) (Until the website is up, let me know if you’d like me to send you the pdf of the brochure.)
The Sagging Line Mitigator (SLiM) is a new class of transmission line hardware that fixes the sagging problem of transmission lines at just the right time. By using state-of-the-art materials and a proven and patented concept, SLiM reacts to increasing conductor temperature by decreasing the effective length of conductor in the span. The impact is a decrease in line sag during the high temperature and/or high loading conditions.
— SLiM solves sag problems rather than just monitoring them
— SLiM allows for increased power flow and avoids clearance issues
— SLiM is maintenance free
— SLiM is fail-safe and practically indestructible
SLiM was originally developed by Material Integrity Solution, Inc. (MIS), of Berkeley, CA with funding from California Energy Commission. It has been extensively studied and tested by MIS, PG&E, Hydro Quebec (IREQ) and Kinectrics. SLiM has been installed at San Diego G&E since May of 2004 as part of a Tailored Collaboration demonstration project with the EPRI on behalf of SDGE, PG&E, SCE, PSNM, ConEd, BC Hydro, National Grid Transco (UK), Northeast Utilities, and the California Energy Commission.
SLiM is distributed by Maurice Pincoffs. To order the device, to determine how SLiM device can solve your specific sag problem, to design optimum SLiM location(s) for your specific situation, or , just for more information please contact:
Dariush Shirmohammadi (PTS) at 310.858.1174, d.shir@PTranSolutions.com
or George Rose (Pincoffs) at 713.681.5461, firstname.lastname@example.org
Power Transmission Solutions, Inc.
Berkeley, CA 510-594-0302
UFTO’s long history with SLiM:
– Oct 2002: UFTO Note – Short Subjects
– Mar 2000: UFTO Note – Sag Line Mitigator -UPDATE
– Jun 1999: UFTO Note – T Line Sag Mitigator Gets Funding; Partner Wanted
– Mar 1999: UFTO Note – Sagging Line Mitigator