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The DIS-TRAN Difference

The DIS-TRAN Difference: An Electrical Substation Blog by DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations

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    Meet Ross. He comes with every Factory-Built Substation.

    Posted by tfingleton on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:19pm

    DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations doesn't just ship you your pre-assembled substation and say, "Here you go!" Each substation comes with its very own Factory-Built Substation Technician, an engineer to be on-site with you or your contractor, ready to go, to help you step-by-step, and quickly and easily bolt your substation in place.

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  • Project Management Strategies III: Parallel-path projects can yield massive savings

    Posted by tfingleton on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 1:34pm

    "There can be economy only where there is efficiency." – Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1874-1880

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  • Project Management Strategies II: Is “parallel-path” right for your project?

    Posted by tfingleton on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:47am

    "Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all." – Peter Drucker, Management Consultant


    Factory built sunstations

    In “parallel-path” projects, multiple steps happen simultaneously.

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    4 Key Principles to Procurement and Sourcing Efficiency

    Posted by tfingleton on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:30pm

    "In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.” – Lee Iacocca, American Automotive Executive

    Efficiency in product procurement and sourcing doesn’t happen by accident or by magic, but rather through a keen focus on attention to detail. DIS-TRAN knows a thing or two about this. Here are four key tactics we have learned over the course of thousands of successful substation projects.

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  • What Is A Factory-Built Substation?

    Posted by tfingleton on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:52am

    Call it pre-fabricated, or factory-built. Either way, when you apply those terms to an electrical substation, there is typically some eyebrows raised along with some skepticism. However, at DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations “factory-built, pre-assembled substations” is not just an expression. It is a reality and is changing the industry standard.

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  • Project Management Strategies, Part I

    Posted by tfingleton on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:00am

    "Plans are worthless. Planning is essential." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President

    Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for engineering firms and project owners alike to kill their own project schedules before they even start, turning what should be solid and actionable timelines into pure wishful thinking. The purpose of this series is to identify the most common engineering project killers and identify what can be done to prevent or remediate them.

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  • The Benefits of 3D Modeling in Substation Design & Construction

    Posted by tfingleton on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:20pm

    "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." – Steve Jobs

    If you could instantly reduce your design and engineering time – by as much as 61% –  wouldn’t you? That’s the finding in one study that exhaustively compared hours required in commercial projects when you using 3D modeling versus 2D (i.e., AutoCAD) drawings. And the benefits of 3D modelling, including for electrical substation design and construction, just get better from there. Here’s how.

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  • How We Met an Impossible Schedule... And Cut Project Time Down By Almost 50%

    Posted by admin on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00am

    No matter what a project may entail, there’s not much worse than when a project’s execution takes more time than initially budgeted. Establishing accurate construction estimates is critical for electric utility companies to make reliable financial plans for their future...

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