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Digital Modeling in Insulation System Design

December 15, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Commentary by Pigini

Given the evolution in computing power and specialized software, finite element analysis (FEA) has evolved from what used to be a mainly academic pursuit into a much-used tool for product development. Engineering...

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Understanding Energy Rating of Distribution Arresters

December 1, 2018 • Arresters, ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns, Woodworth on Arresters

“What is the kJ/kV Uc rating of a Class 1, 10 kA arrester? This type of question has often been asked when it comes to distribution arresters. Yet finding an...

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Simulation Versus Laboratory Testing

November 17, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, From the World of Testing, Testing

The transmission and distribution sector faces a constant challenge to deliver reliable as well as affordable electrical power. Hence, it is always looking how...

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Composite Materials for Transmission Conductors

October 20, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Ravi's Column

Most power engineers can claim to have seen the birth, development and in some ways maturing of insulator technology based on composite materials. More...

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Insulators for DC Line Applications

October 20, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Insulators, Reporting from CIGRE

When it comes to DC line applications, there are ‘pure’ DC connections and also ‘hybrid’ connections – the latter being a solution to replace an AC...

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Nanotechnology & Insulators

October 20, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns, Insulators, Ravi's Column

The term ‘nano’ seems ubiquitous these days and has attained great marketing power. Consequently, it is difficult for almost any product or area of study...

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Designing for Reliability Versus Resilience

October 13, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Commentary by Pigini

Projections on climate change confirm that power systems will be exposed to increasing threats of the type that jeopardize continuity and quality of supply. An...

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Revising IEC 60815

October 13, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Commentary by Pigini, Editorial Columns

Specifications contained in IEC 60815 “Selection and dimensioning of high-voltage insulators intended for use in polluted conditions” are the result of...

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