Transmission, Distribution, and Substation Services
Construction and Maintenance Inspection Services
Orion’s experienced inspectors are all journeyman Qualified Electrical Workers (QEW). They are available to augment your existing staff and seamlessly operate on your behalf. Our team of qualified and trained Construction Inspectors oversee work in accordance with applicable codes, drawings, specifications, and safety regulations. Orion staff have broad experience in compliance assurance, construction verification, reporting, punch-list generation, quality assurance, and as-built records verification in support of construction of gas and electric system assets.
Conduct construction and facility inspections
Conduct condition assessment and inspections of substation, line equipment and above ground gas equipment including meters, valves and pipelines
Conduct civil/substructure inspections
Provide compliance inspections
Maintain accurate and precise inspection records
Quality Control and Audit
Orion staff have provided extensive support to utilities to assure quality and accuracy of electric system inspections, records and as-built drawings for transmission, distribution and substation assets.
Conduct on-site field audits
Assist with preparing/updating records and field audit protocols
Review records to ensure compliance
Conduct job pre-audits to verify/validate work request, equipment, skill and material needs
Conduct job post-audits to verify/validate work and records
Provide recommendations regarding audit findings
Right of Way and Line Patrol Services
Orion staff have broad experience supporting utility return-to-service patrols for system outages. Our staff are also available to conduct routine foot patrols to help our utility clients maintain system integrity and safe operability.
Orion staff have broad experience assisting our utility clients to ensure that their gas and electric system rights-of-ways are maintained with appropriate signage to maintain public safety and to create awareness of potential system hazards.
Orion staff have also supported our clients with overhead tower and pole marker installations and verification.