Press Release

Step and Touch Safety Instrument at 2015 ICUEE Expo and iP Safety Conference

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July 15, 2015 - Battle Ground, WA - Delta Computer Systems, Inc. announces that it will be exhibiting its second generation SNT-02 Step and Touch safety instrument used by transmission line crews at the iP Safety Conference held in Louisville during September 28--October 1, 2015. The event is the utility industry's leading education event for safety, training and field operation professionals.

This second generation SNT-02 Kit is an innovation of the Bonneville Power Administration and is designed manufactured and marketed by Delta. The BPA and Delta worked together to design this sealed, battery-powered, voltage monitoring and alarming instrument helping ensure the safety of BPA line crews since 2003. This latest SNT-02 Kit has enhanced features and accessories based upon field experience and includes a practical, field-proven instrument all packaged in a rugged enclosure for easy transport and use.

Each year the Utility industry realizes more and more that Ground Potential Rise on Transmission Lines is a safety hazard that is particularly dangerous since it can change rapidly during the work period due to factors such as drying soils, varying power levels on adjacent lines, and circulating currents due to multiple ground connections. De-energized lines that are bonded to an equipotential ground system can pick up induced energy from parallel lines. This electromagnetic coupling can result in dangerous voltages if the ground system is poor (high resistance). The SNT-02 instrument continuously monitors for Step and Touch potential, and provides 3 levels of visible and audible alarms, to significantly improve job site safety.

SNT-02 kit (above) includes the SNT instrument, ground rod with slide hammer, clamps and other accessories. Go to for more information.

The SNT-02 continuously monitors for and warns against Step and Touch voltages, improving job site safety. "The need for this capability has become more important over the last decade as more power corridors have increased in complexity-often driven by growth in green energy", stated Steve Nylund, CEO of Delta Computer Systems. "The BPA, contractors and investor owned utility customers have found the SNT to be very valuable and Delta is pleased to offer it to the general utility market." Nylund added.

About Delta Computer Systems: For more than 28 years, Delta has supplied industrial control and monitoring products that enable utilities, contractors and industrial companies to provide better products and services to their customers. For more information contact Bill Savela, Delta Computer Systems, Inc. or email Editor: Please indicate ICUEE and iP Utility Safety Conference for inquiry identification.