Editorial Columns

Coating Insulators with RTV Silicone in the Factory

February 10, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Scene from China

RTV silicone anti-pollution flashover coatings have been used extensively for years – initially mainly on post insulators and bushings at substations and more recently also for porcelain or glass string insulators on...

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Testing to Deal with Future Hybrid Grids

January 27, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, From the World of Testing, Testing

Many in our industry predict the future will bring greater blending of technology and hybridization. But what does hybridization mean in power systems? And...

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Lightning Performance of Distribution Lines

January 20, 2018 • Arresters, ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Woodworth on Arresters

The most recent edition of IEEE Technical Guide 1410 on how to improve lightning performance of distribution lines was issued in 2010 when many improvements...

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Helping Understand the VI Characteristic Curve

January 13, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns, Woodworth on Arresters

The voltage-current (VI) characteristic of its varistor is without doubt one of the most important parameters of any surge arrester. Still, most arrester users...

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Designing for Reliability or Resilience

January 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....

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Wildfire Hazard to Transmission Lines

January 6, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Scene from China

HV transmission lines inevitably pass through mountainous areas where forest and brush fires are a constant threat. This has made wildfires an important factor...

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Shielding failures & stroke flashovers

Shielding Failures & Stroke Flashovers

January 2, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Transient Thoughts

The train ride from Narita Airport to Tokyo offers occasional glimpses of the tall, multi-circuit and multi-voltage transmission lines common throughout Japan....

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2017 Claude de Tourreil Memorial Award

January 2, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns

Some people work diligently to achieve financial success. Others do it looking for fame and reputation. But there are others whose dedication comes only from...

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