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New ± 800 Kv Converter Station Nears Completion

New ± 800 Kv Converter Station Nears Completion

China has made an important commitment to UHV DC as part of its power development strategy and one of the first and most impressive examples of this is the Suidong Converter Statio

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Safety Considerations Favour Hollow Composite Insulators on High Voltage Apparatus

Safety Considerations Favour Hollow Composite Insulators on High Voltage Apparatus

The selection of hollow composite insulators to replace porcelain on HV equipment such as bushings, surge arresters, breakers (both live & dead tank) and instrument transformer

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Chinese Supplier Plans Expansion to Serve International Markets

Chinese Supplier Plans Expansion to Serve International Markets

The rapid growth in electricity supply in China over the past decade has encouraged the emergence of many domestic manufacturers in the electrical products sector. In most cases, t

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World’s Highest HVDC Line Delivers Power to Tibet

World’s Highest HVDC Line Delivers Power to Tibet

The recently completed 750 kV/± Tibet Intertie certainly deserves to  be included among China’s most ambitious  network projects. Commissioned late in 2011, it  connects wi

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Insulator Manufacturer Implements New Production Scheme

Insulator Manufacturer Implements New Production Scheme

The past several years have seen large investments made at many insulator factories across China as more and more suppliers aim to optimize production to combat rising costs as wel

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Article of the Week

Pin Insulators

Evaluating the Condition of Old Porcelain Cap & Pin Insulators

August 29, 2014

Introduction  Many insulators in service today are either reaching or have already crossed the threshold of their expected operational lifetime of 30 years....

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Transmission Lines

EGLAs Reduce Lightning Outages on Transmission Lines

September 2, 2014

Numerous 110 kV and 220 kV lines fan out across the spines of mountainous areas in southern-eastern China, near Hong Kong. High local isokeraunic levels...

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