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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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Effective Equivalent Salt Deposit Density for Silicone Insulators: Concept & Proposed Test Method

Effective Equivalent Salt Deposit Density for Silicone Insulators: Concept & Proposed Test Method

The superior pollution performance of silicone rubber insulators is due mainly to their hydrophobicity transfer property. This not only prevents the formation of a continuous film

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ABB Invests to Streamline Bushings Production & Testing Part 1 of 2

ABB Invests to Streamline  Bushings Production & Testing Part 1 of 2

If one looks at recent developments in the area of bushings, what is perhaps most striking is not any revolution in design but rather the dramatic change in the voltage range acros

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Effect of Volcanic Ash on Outdoor Insulators

Effect of Volcanic Ash on Outdoor Insulators

During the eruption of volcanos, power systems across the affected regions become vulnerable to a number of negative impacts and potentially widespread disruptions due to ash-induc

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BIRDS: More Threat to Lines or Threatened by Lines?

BIRDS: More Threat to Lines or Threatened by Lines?

As industrial contamination is coming under more and more scrutiny and control in many countries, the issue of flashover outages attributed to birds (often included under the cat

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Conductor Vibration Control When Applying Line Arresters

November 17, 2014

The idea of a 30 to 50 year service life for mechanical components on a power line perhaps seems reasonable, given that it is possible to change out an...

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Reducing Lightning Outages By Applying EGLAs

Reducing Lightning Outages By Applying EGLAs

November 17, 2014

The combination of high isokeraunic levels and poor ground resistance of coarse, rocky soil means that lines traversing mountainous areas can be highly...

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