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High Voltage Insulator Coatings: State-of-the-Art & Future Development

March 16, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Commentary by Pigini, Editorial Columns, InsulatorsComments Off on High Voltage Insulator Coatings: State-of-the-Art & Future Development

A HVIC Symposium organized by the Gulf Co-operation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) was held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia this past February. Following upon an earlier such Symposium organized in Avellino, Italy last October, this next event again brought together specialists in outdoor insulation, including experts from power companies, manufacturers...

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Monitoring Condition of Surge Arresters

March 16, 2019 • Arresters, ARTICLE ARCHIVEComments Off on Monitoring Condition of Surge Arresters

Metal oxide surge arresters have high reliability and will function as intended almost indefinitely, assuming that they have been well designed, properly manufactured and operated within their specified range of applied voltage, temporary overvoltage, surge...

Testing RTV-Coated Insulators

March 16, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, TestingComments Off on Testing RTV-Coated Insulators

Application of a room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicone coating to toughened glass cap & pin insulators has become a recognized solution to prevent contamination flashovers in polluted environments. Such coatings impart hydrophobic properties to the...

Update on 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS

March 16, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVEComments Off on Update on 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS

Over its nearly 25 year history, the INMR WORLD CONGRESS has become one of the most respected and well-attended international events in the field of power transmission & distribution. Held every two years since 1995, this joint 3-day Conference &...

Pollution Performance of Composite Hollow Core Insulators

March 16, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Hollow CoreComments Off on Pollution Performance of Composite Hollow Core Insulators

Composite insulator housings have become a standard solution implemented on power grids worldwide and indeed are the preferred choice for application in heavily polluted service environments. To ensure performance under such conditions, a variety of design...

Coating Porcelain Line Insulators to Prevent Pollution Flashover

March 16, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, InsulatorsComments Off on Coating Porcelain Line Insulators to Prevent Pollution Flashover

The Gulf State of Kuwait is nestled in one of the driest places on earth. A highly urbanized country, it is also one of the highest per capita consumers of energy, mostly for the oil and gas sector as well as for air conditioning and water desalination...

Coating Line Insulators with RTV Silicone

March 15, 2019 • InsulatorsComments (0)

Study of RTV coatings to combat pollution flashover of line insulators began in China during the early 1980s, with the first trial application in 1986 when Tsinghua University in Beijing co-operated with the Tianjin Power Bureau and applied coatings to 15...

2019/20 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK

March 9, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVEComments Off on 2019/20 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK

The soon-to-be-published 2019/20 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK features a compendium of technical articles on some of today’s key issues in design, operation and maintenance of power systems. These topics reflect INMR’s focus on insulators, surge...

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