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MIDSUN E/PRODUCTS

ANIMAL OUTAGE PROTECTIVE COVERS

+ 100 different silicone tubes, tapes, sheets,
preformed covers, barriers which provide a
proven, cost-effective and easy-to-install solution
to bird, animal and weather related outages.

ELIMINATING POWER OUTAGES AND PROTECTING OUR WILDLIFE

Over 25% of all power outages are caused by wildlife and vegetation interfering with electrical equipment. Most wildlife and vegetation induced outages can be prevented by installing Midsun insulating solutions. 

Birds, cats, rats, snakes and even squirrels are all capable of causing power outages. Animals climb around substations and birds perch on transformers seeking a safe, warm place to shelter and nest.

NETWORK RELIABILITY & PREVENTABLE OUTAGES

The interaction between wildlife and electrical equipment can have multiple outcomes: from electrocution, to faults, to wildfires. These occur when animals cause a phase to phase or phase-to-ground fault with their body, often having painful and deadly consequences for the creatures itself.

 

The best solution to ensure the protection of the equipment and power lines, as well as the animals, is to insulate the bare metalwork and create an environment for wildlife to roam substations and overhead lines without damaging themselves or the equipment.

MIDSUN E/PRODUCTS: ANYWHERE, LONG DURABILITY

Our proprietary material formulations offer durability in every environment – even in HV-polluted settings. Midsun E/Products consist of over 100 different systems of silicone tubes, tapes, sheets, preformed covers, and barriers that provide a proven, cost-effective and easy-to-install solution to bird-, animal- and weather related outages. Made from non-tracking material, Midsun E/Products are optimized to ensure tracking resistance, thermal endurance, and UV resistance for high-performance protection of equipment throughout their service lifetime.

This reliability is the result of 28+ years of dedication to research, development and materials science. Our Wildlife and Asset Protection experts are ready to support you with a broad range of reliable insulation solutions - customizable to your application. 

DIVERSE APPLICATIONS ACROSS THE ENERGY SECTOR
  • Substation Wildlife Induced Outage Reduction: Reliability improvement is possible by insulating vulnerable assets in substations.

  • Overhead Lines and Wildlife Protection: Outage and fire risks can be reduced and eliminated with effective insulation of high-risk elements of the overhead line. Midsun has insulated millions of miles and kilometers of bare conductors in distribution lines around the world

  • Protecting rail, data centers, OP&G, solar- and wind farms to minimize risk in relation to wildlife, storm and weather interference.

MIDSUN E/PRODUCTS

View our list of products in the dropdown menu below or view them in more detail via the full Midsun product catalog PDF download link.

E/FUSING
E/FUSING TAPE INSTALLED
E/FUSING TAPE INSTALLED

E/FTP 400-G
E/FTP 400-G

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E/FUSING TAPE

Self-fusing silicone tape which forms a void-free electrical insulation protection system when applied to any connector, bus or cable.

E/Fusing Tape is offered in various widths to make application on any size equipment easy.

E/Fusing tape offers up to 15 kV phase-to-ground insulation with a 2/3 overlap and a 10% stretch. A second 2/3 overlap of tape will achieve a 30 kV phase-to-ground insulation rating.

APPLICATION 
FEATURES
  • Keep the tape clean of dust, dirt and moisture from hands or tape will no adhere to itself.

  • The first wrap will supply 15kV phase-to-ground insulation when applied using a 10% stretch with a 2/3 overlap. 30kV insulation can be achieved by a subsequent wrap.

  • Prevent any air pockets from developing by firmly pressing down on the tape

  • If fusing tape can possibly hold water – Allow a place for the water to egress out

  • Must overlap 100% when starting and terminating the application, so as to not have any “flagging”.

  • Self bonding

  • Flexible material

  • Heat resistant (FR rated)

  • Moisture resistant

  • Weather resistant

  • Maintains electrical properties

  • Does not leave a gummy residue

  • Available in Gray or Red

HIGH INSULATION E/FUSING TAPE
HIGH INSULATION E/FUSING TAPE

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HIGH INSULATION E/FUSING TAPE

High Insulation E/Fusing Tape can be used on various odd shaped connectors, bus or cable to offer protection from animal contact induced outages.

Similar to our original Midsun E/Fusing tape, Midsun HIGH INSULATION E/Fusing tape is self fusing and allows void-free electrical insulation.

High Insulation E/Fusing tape offers up to 35 kV phase-to-ground insulation with a 2/3 overlap and a 10% stretch. A second 2/3 overlap of tape will achieve 50 kV phase-to-ground insulation.

APPLICATION 
FEATURES
  • Keep the tape clean of dust, dirt and moisture on hands. Tape will adhere to itself if it is dirty.

  • The first wrap will offer a 35 kV phase-to-ground insulation when applied using a 10% stretch with a 2/3 overlap. 50 kV can be achieved with a subsequent wrap.

  • If fusing tape can possibly hold water – Allow a place for the water to egress out.

  • Must overlap 100% when starting and terminating the application, so as not to have any “flagging”.

  • Self bonding

  • Flexible material

  • Heat resistant (FR rated)

  • Moisture resistant

  • Weather resistant

  • Maintains electrical properties

  • Does not leave a gummy residue

  • Available in Gray or Red

E/INSULATION
E/INSULATION

These tubes are used to protect a variety of distribution and substation equipment at 20kV phase-to-ground. The E/Insulation is manufactured with a split seam to allow for an easy application without the need of breaking electrical connections.

There is no heat shrinking required for application and no tools other than a cutting tool for proper length are needed.

FEATURES
E/INSULATION
  • Reusable

  • Easy on/off application

  • Weather, flame arc, ozone and UV resistant

  • Durable

  • Flame arc resistant

  • UV resistant

  • Ozone resistant

  • Will not crack over time

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Angle Bus

E/INS-ABC-325″Tail-G-60″ – 3.25 In (82.55 mm)

E/INS-ABC-4.00″Tail-G-60″ – 4.0 In (101.60 mm)

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Round Bus

E/INS-250G   –   2.5 In (63.50 mm)

E/INS-350G  –  3.5 In (88.90 mm)

E/INS-450G  –  4.5 In (114.30 mm)

Flat Bus

E/INS-FLAT325G-5 – 3.25 In (82.55 mm)

E/INS-FLAT400G-5 – 4.0 In (101.60mm)

E/COVERS
E/BUSHING COVER - LARGE

This product will insulate a bushing with a diameter up to 8″(203.2mm).

Our silicone covers are designed to protect the connections in all forms and sizes. Unlike other plastic solutions, you can make modifications to our covers to make an optimal fit. They all offer up to 25 kV phase-to-ground insulation

The E/Bushing Cover offers up to 25 kV phase-to-ground insulation.

EXTENSIONS
FEATURES
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  • Flexible

  • Hydrophobic

  • Made from 65 durometer silicone

  • Superior UV and chemical resistance

  • Expected life span beyond 20 years

Large Bushing Cover Right Angle Extension 

This extension gives an additional 6.8” inches to the width of the bushing cover and also features a right angle exit point.

Large Bushing Width Extension

This extension gives and addition 6.8″ inches to the width of the bushing cover.

Large Bushing Cover Width Top Extension

This extension gives and addition 5″ inches to the  top/width of the bushing cover.

Large Bushing Cover Height Extension 

This extension gives and addition 6.1″ inches to the height of the bushing cover. 

Large Bushing Cover Height Filler Extension

This extension is used in conjunction with a height and width filler.

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E/BUSHING COVER - FULL

Designed to fit medium sized transformer breaker and regulator bushings and arrestors. Will fit bushing diameters up to 5” (127 mm)

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E/BUSHING COVER -SIDE

Designed for reclosure bushings. Perforated bottom allows it to fit various sized bushings.

E/RIGHT ANGLE BUSHING COVER

Designed to fit large bushings with double right angle lead connections.

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LIGHTNING ARRESTOR COVER

Designed to fit multiple substation lightning arrestors. Adapts to different bus and lead connections. Easy on/off application.

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E/TERMINATION COVER

Designed to cover underground termination bushings.

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E/FUSE CUTOUT COVER

Designed for use on fuse cut out switches. Design allows for easy opening and closing of fuse.

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E/PIN INSULATOR COVER - MEDIUM

Designed to protect against bird and animal contact on standard cross arm pin insulators.

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E/POLE TOP LIGHTNING ARRESTOR CAP

Designed for pole top right angle lightning arrestor.

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E/TRANSFORMER 
LIGHTNING ARRESTOR 
RECLOSER COVER

Designed to fit either pole top bushings or lightning arrestors with a pass through lead.

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E/CAPACITOR COVER

Designed to protect energized portions of capacitor bushings.

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E/POLE TOP TRANSFORMER COVER

Designed to fit pole top bushing with hand wheels. Can be applied without having to break hand wheel lug connection.

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E/BUSHING COVER - HALF

Designed to fit small station service transformer bushings, PT’s and CT’s, and pole top transformer bushings.

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E/BUSHING C-BAR COVER

Designed to fit large bushings with double right angle lead connections.

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90° RIGHT ANGLE BUSHING COVER

Designed to fit larger single or double lead right angle bushing connections.

E/BUS SUPPORT COVER

Designed for bus support insulators. Accommodates round, flat or angle bus ranging from 0.5” to 3” (12.7 to 76.2 mm)

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TERMINATION COVER

Designed to protect various sizes of termination substrates. Allows for a quick on/off application.

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E/FUSE CUTOUT COVER - LARGE

Designed for use on larger fuse cut out switches. Design allows for easy opening and closing of fuse.

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PIN INSULATOR COVER - LARGE

Designed to protect against bird and animal contact on large cross arm pin insulators.

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E/POLE TOP LIGHTNING 
ARRESTOR RECLOSER 
COVER

Designed for pole top arrestors with a single lead at a right angle. It may also be used for pole top right angle bushings.

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L-SENSOR COVER

Designed for right angle recloser sensors.

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E/CAPACITOR CURRENT SENSOR COVER

Designed to insulate the bottom sensor of a Fisher Pierce current sensor.

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E/BUSHING COVER - SMALL

Designed to fit small station service transformer bushings, PT’s and CT’s, and pole top transformer bushings.

E/MULTIPORT BUSHING COVER

Accommodates bushings with multiple lead connections.

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DOUBLE LEAD COVER

Accommodates bushings with multiple lead connections.

E/BUS SUPPORT COVER XL

Designed for bus support insulators. Accommodates round, flat or angle bus ranging from 4.5” to 5.5” (114.3 mm to 139.7 mm)

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E/GROUND STUD COVERS

Silicone cover that allows for easy
on/off application with a hot stick.
Designed to protect ground stud
connectors allowing for 100%
maximum protection.

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E/PIN INSULATOR COVER - SMALL

Designed to protect against bird and animal contact on standard crossarm pin insulators.

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E/SURGE ARRESTOR COVER

Designed to fit taller lightning arrestors with a pass through lead or pole top bushings.

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E/DOUBLE LEAD 
LIGHTNING ARRESTOR 
RECLOSER COVER

Designed for pole top arrestors with double leads at a right angle. It may also be used for pole top right angle bushings.

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RECLOSER 
VOLTAGE SENSOR COVER

T-shaped for use on recloser T-Sensors.

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E/FPS* CURRENT SENSOR

Designed to insulate the bottom sensor of a *Fisher Pierce current sensor.

E/SILICONE SHEET

This is a high temperature vulcanized custom compound silicone piece with a polyester fabric reinforcement that allows you to custom cut covers. They offer up to 25 kV phase-toground insulation. E/Silicone Sheets offer up to 25 kV phase-to-ground insulation.

FEATURES

  • Hydrophobic

  • Flexible & Customizable

  • Easy to make covers for awkward or difficult shapes

  • UV resistant

  • Chemical resistant

  • 20+ years of life expectancy

E/BARRIERS
E/BARRIERS

Our barriers were created to block climbing animals from contacting phase-to-ground conductors. They are made of transparent polycarbonate thermoplastic.

FEATURES

  • High voltage puncture resistance

  • Superior Strength

  • UV and weather resistance

  • Adjusts to fit multiple diameters

  • Can be custom made to specific requirements

 

The E/Barriers come in slotted, no slots and E/Bird Barrier versions.

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30° ANTI-NESTING BARRIER

Up to 25 kV phase-to-ground. Designed with a 30° angle to discourage or prevent bird nesting and animal contact. It is approved for energized application.

FLEX BARRIERS

The design allows the barrier to slide smoothly between adjacent skirts of an insulator and then hold the barrier securely in place. 

It forms a long term barrier on substation equipment such as disconnects, switch insulators, arrestor and bus support terminators, and insulators.

Available in Red or Gray colors

E/ACCESSORIES
E/SILICONE PUSH PINS

These pins are used to secure Midsun molded covers. They are easy to install even while wearing insulated gloves, with a phase-to-Ground from up to 25kV and their life expectancy matches the cover. Each bag contains 50 pins.

E/SILICONE TIE WRAPS

Silicone tie wraps can replace temporary plastic tie wraps. Silicone ties offer a long life expectancy, a secure hold and an easy on/off application. Each bag contains 10 ties.

E/ANIMAL CONTROL STRIPS

These strips are a stainless steel mitigationbarrier that prevents animals from climbing over substation fences and birds roosting on cross arms.

FEATURES

 

  • Stainless Steel Construction – will not discolor other materials

  • Versatile – conforms to any contour or surface

  • Easy to install

APPLICATIONS

Substation perimeter fence protection, roofs, utility poles, ledges, columns, bus work, signs, roof ridges and more.