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Detecting Corona with UV Cameras

September 2, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Corona, Reporting from CIGREComments Off on Detecting Corona with UV Cameras

Currently, CIGRE WG D1.61 is dealing with the topic of optical detection and measurement of corona. Several ultraviolet (UV) cameras are now available commercially (both night vision and daylight types) and there is ongoing discussion about whether optical detection of corona constitutes a measurement or is rather only another form of visualization of a...

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Standardizing Recommended Creepage in DC

July 22, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Reporting from CIGRE

Today’s demand for integrating renewables into energy supply has made HVDC transmission a much more interesting option than in the past. This is triggered by factors such as that HVDC systems may be less expensive in terms of required equipment investment...

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Quantification of Hydrophobic Properties

Quantification of Hydrophobic Properties

January 28, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns, Reporting from CIGRE

Hydrophobicity is perhaps the single most recognized property of polymeric materials used for outdoor insulation since it provides added value in terms of enhancing pollution performance. However, only the family of silicone rubber polymers has demonstrated...

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Reviewing More Papers at 2016 CIGRE Session

January 28, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns, Reporting from CIGRE

The 543 contributions made during this past CIGRE General Session in Paris represented a milestone for this event and comprise a vast information resource about developments in the world’s electrical power sector. This Column completes a review of some...

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Standards & Complex Insulation Applications

Standards & Complex Insulation Applications

January 7, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Editorial Columns, Reporting from CIGRE

Projects with voltages of 800 kV DC and 1000 kV AC represented major milestones in the development of equipment and insulators for electrical transmission. For applications where pollution is an issue or where high seismic performance is required, composite...

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Reviewing Interesting Topics in SC D1 at CIGRE 2016

November 12, 2016 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Reporting from CIGRE

Three particularly interesting papers were presented during the Technical Meeting of Study Committee D1 under Preferential Subject 1, Compact Insulation Systems (AC and DC). What made them so interesting was not only their content but also their relevance to...

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CIGRE 2016 Unveiled New Cable & Accessory Designs

October 15, 2016 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Reporting from CIGRE

HVDC cables that transmit large amounts of power over long distances have now become increasingly important in power systems. Indeed, one of the signs of on-going progress in the field took place two years ago with introduction of 525 kV extruded XLPE HVDC...

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Quantification of Hydrophobic Properties

October 7, 2016 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Reporting from CIGRE

Hydrophobicity is perhaps the single most recognized property of polymeric materials used for outdoor insulation since it provides added value in terms of enhancing pollution performance. However, only the family of silicone rubber polymers has demonstrated...

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