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)
Pages (from-to)732-737
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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