Application of composite insulators to transmission lines

Task Force Members of the IEEE Working Group on Nonceramic and Composite Insulators for Transmission lines, lightning and Insulator Subcommittee

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The paper provides guidelines for the application of composite insulators to transmission lines. These guidelines are based on utility field experiences, results of research laboratory tests and manufacturers' recommendations. Discussed are interchangeability with porcelain and glass insulators, application in contaminated environments, material ageing, insulator icing, the use of grease, resistance to vandalism, temperature extremes, and the need for grading rings. Clarification is provided on the mechanical rating of composite insulators because there is not yet general agreement by various industry groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1226-1234
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE transactions on power apparatus and systems
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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