Di-Electric Bushings in the Water Industry

Di-Electric Bushings in the Water Industry

Empowering Safety: Di-Electric Bushings in the Water Industry

Safety is paramount in the water works industry, where the need to deliver clean and reliable water to communities drives innovation and progress. One critical aspect of this safety concern lies in the protection of workers and equipment against electrical hazards. Di-electric bushings play a pivotal role. These insulating components serve as a barrier between electrical currents and the surrounding environment, safeguarding against shocks and preventing potential disasters.

In short, di-electric Bushings are used to break conductivity from the water main to the house, thus helping prevent the risk of the plumber being shocked. They also reduce corrosion, specifically galvanic corrosion. A di-electric bushing is normally incorporated as part of an adapter connection. This accessory can be integrated in several products along the water service lateral, such as the following:

 

A.Y. McDonald offers di-electric bushings as an additional add-on to the above solutions. The construction of the bushing includes a brass adapter with male NPT thread and an NSF approved nylon. There are varying connections for brass adapters. Brass valves, couplings, and adapters using a di-electric bushing should perform to the minimum requirements set by AWWA C800. For voltage protection, A.Y. McDonald di-electric bushings can provide protection more than 13.5 kV. Additional protective measures can be used to prevent arcing of soil around the dielectric bushing.

 

Bringing access of water to a structure can be a risky and difficult job – but it doesn’t have to be. Di-electric bushings can help maintain safety and reliability within the water works industry. Learn more about di-electric bushings by calling our customer service department at 1-800-292-2737, filling out a Contact Us form on duaharmani.com, or taking the ‘Di-Electric Bushings’ AYU course.