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Looking Back at Quebec’s Ice Storm Blackout of ’98: Act of God or Act of Insulator?

Looking Back at Quebec’s Ice Storm Blackout of ’98: Act of God or Act of Insulator?

For want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost For want of a horseshoe, the horse was lost For want of a horse, the rider was lost.  Benjamin Franklin   The great ice stor

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Wildlife Protective Devices for Arresters

Wildlife Protective Devices for Arresters

The term wildlife protective device is relatively new to the power industry and refers to any device used on the network to reduce outages due to the impact of wildlife. Other term

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Are Composite Insulators About to Enter A Next Phase in Their Development?

Are Composite Insulators About to Enter A Next Phase in Their Development?

Composite insulators have been in use now for four decades yet in many places still seem to carry with them the impression that they are a new and as yet unproven technology. Indee

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Norwegian Utility Re-Dimensions Insulation in Voltage Upgrade Project

Norwegian Utility Re-Dimensions Insulation in Voltage Upgrade Project

The Norwegian power utility, Statnett, operates a network of over 10,000 km of overhead lines from 132 to 420 kV. Recent changes in power flow have made it necessary to increase ca

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Quantification of Hydrophobic Properties

Quantification of Hydrophobic Properties

Hydrophobicity is perhaps the single most recognized property of polymeric materials used for outdoor insulation since it provides added value in terms of enhancing pollution perfo

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Article of the Week

Innovative Epoxy Materials Developed for New Applications

Innovative Epoxy Materials Developed for New Applications

November 24, 2014

Epoxy is an established insulating material that has had a long and successful history for a range of components and apparatus used primarily indoors and at...

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Oil leaking from ageing current transformers presents a problem

Maintenance Challenge from Leaking Oil

November 24, 2014

Oil leaking from ageing current transformers presents a problem from both a maintenance perspective and also in terms of the environmental impact. Apart from...

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