An artificial contamination method for composite insulators

Gyula Besztercey, George G. Karady

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In order to better simulate the natural pollution accumulation on composite insulators, a new artificial contamination method has been developed. It is based on mixing dry contamination particles with a low amount of atomized salt solution by means of a specially designed mixing nozzle. Unlike most of the other contamination methods developed for composite insulators, no pretreatment of the surface is needed. The pollution process takes no longer than a few minutes and requires no special training. ESDD and NSDD of the artificial pollution can be controlled accurately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2001Feb 1 2001


Other2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Energy


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