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2018 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK

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Contents

Foreword & Editor’s Comments

Chapter 1:INMR’s Best Photos & the Stories Behind Them

Chapter 2:Those Who Helped Drive Progress: 1993 – 2018

Chapter 3:Tribute to Lost Colleagues

Chapter 4:Remarkable Transmission Towers

Lattice Towers Allowed Range of Design Possibilities
Cross Rope Towers Optimized Cost & Performance
Stylish Towers Remain Aesthetic Leaders
Colossal Towers Became Landmarks
Best Transmission Structure Can Be None at All
Transmission Towers Mark Departure from Past Norms
Unique Design Inspired by Concept of ‘Tensegrity’
Gigantic Towers Move Across Windswept Coast
Rust Colored Towers Stride Through Orange Groves
Six-Decade Old Rim Towers Still a Marvel
Towers for Sensitive Line Had to Meet Several Criteria
Sturdy Sentinels Carry Power Over Mighty River
Unwieldy Towers Clutter the Sky
Massive Yet Elegant Towers Dominate Shipping Strait
Stylistic Towers Marked End of Lattice Type Structures
Cable Termination Towers Designed to be Landmark
Saluting Tennis Hero Overcame Approval Hurdle
Transmission Towers that Double as Landing Pads
Phase Transposition Towers of Much Different Design
Some Transmission Towers Noteworthy for Wrong Reason
Towers Offer Motorists Artistic Respite
Aesthetic Lines Achieved with Range of Tower Designs
Lake Crossings Towers from 1950s Set Record for Longest Span
Captivating Cable Transition Tower
World’s First Compact 400 kV Line Towers

Chapter 5:Overhead Line Design

Making Overhead Lines More Acceptable
U.S. Utility Set High Standard for Urban Line Design
Dutch Grid Operators New Transmission Line Design
Canadian 500 kV Line Section Designed for Sensitive Environment
Compact HV Line Design in Israel
Compact Design Allowed Line Uprating in Sensitive Area
Aesthetic Design Allowed Danish TSO Obtain Approval for 400 kV Line
Tower Served as Early Model for 400 kV Compact Line in Norway
Project at Belgian TSO Used Composite Cross-arms to Gain Public Acceptance
Optimal Dimensioning of Grading Rings for Composite Insulators
Failures Highlight Importance of Corona Rings on Composite Insulators
Dependence of Dielectric Strength of Insulators on Altitude
Selecting & Dimensioning Insulators for HVDC
World’s Highest HVDC Line Delivers Power to Tibet
Spanish Grid Operator Builds Compact 220 kV Line
Upgrading 66 kV Line to 220 kV with Minimal Cost & Construction Time
Design & Construction of ± 525 kV DC Line in Norway

Chapter 6:Substation Design

Urban Substation Project in Mexico City
China’s All-Composite-Insulated Substation
Design of HVDC Converter Substation in Canada
Under Hung Busbar Concept Supports New Substation Design in New Zealand
Substation Design in Australia Aimed for Low Environmental Impact
Unique Substation Features 1000 kV Composite GIS Bushings
UHV Converter Station Showcases Latest Equipment & Insulator Technologies
765 kV Substation Plays Key Role in Power Supply to Korean Capital
Substation Changes CT Technology to Resolve Oil Leaks
Substations Designed for Different Pollution Environments
Program of Pollution Countermeasures at Key Transmission Substation
Swiss Utility Invested in Modernization at Key Substation

Chapter 7:Insulator Technologies & Market Forces

Overview of Insulator Technologies
Modes of Insulator Failure
Insulator Failures from Improper Selection
Failure of HV Line Insulators
Interfaces in Composite Insulators
Biological Contamination of Insulators
Porcelain Suspension Insulators: Microscopic Details Impact Performance
Ageing of Porcelain Insulators
Development of Composite Insulator Technology
Lessons from 30 Years Experience with Silicone Insulators in China
Insulators: Market Growth & Experience

Chapter 8:Surge Arrester Technologies & Market Forces

Development of Distribution Arrester Technology
Development of Station Class/HV Arrester Technology
Principal Failure Modes for Surge Arresters
Specifying IEC Certifed Arresters
Optimizing Specifcation of Non-Gapped Line Arresters
Forensic Analysis of Surge Arresters
On-Line Condition Monitoring & Field Testing of Surge Arresters
Design & Application of Polymeric Station Class Arresters
Metal Oxide Discs Impact Arrester Performance
Assessing Condition of Substation Surge Arresters
Review of Recent Changes to Arrester Standard IEC 60099-4
Hong Kong Utility Assessed Transmission Line Arrester Program

Chapter 9:Bushing Technologies & Market Forces

Bushing Technologies Review: Design & Tendencies
RIS Bushing Technology: Reliability Testing & Field Experience
Evaluating Reliability of Bushings
Increasing Transformer Reliability by Proactive Bushing Fleet Management
Testing Safety & Risks Affecting Operation of Bushings

Chapter 10:Cable Accessory Technologies & Market Forces

Future of Cable & Accessory Design: MV to EHV
Dry-Type Cable Termination Design
Design & Material Requirements for MV Cable Accessories
Condition Assessment of HV Cable Terminations
New Joint Design Aims to Reduce Underground HV Cable Costs
New Design of Dry-Type Cable Terminations

Chapter 11:Laboratory Testing & Certifcation

Innovations in Type & Commissioning Testing of High Voltage Cables
Making the Case for Third-Party Certifcation
Overview of Laboratory Test Requirements for HV Bushings
Testing Cable Terminations Under Polluted Conditions
Testing for Risks Affecting HV Cable Terminations, Bushings & Arresters
Overview of Laboratory Test Requirements for Cable Accessories

Chapter 12:Assessing & Designing for Pollution

Principles for Better Selection of Insulators for Polluted Service Conditions
DDDGs & Reference Insulators Help Monitor Pollution
Measuring Site Pollution Severity
Principles of Selection for DC Insulation
Optimizing Insulation Design for Harsh Service Environments
Classifying Pollution Severity for HVAC & HVDC in China
Specifying Insulators for Severe Desert-Coastal Environments

Chapter 13:Assessing & Designing for Pollution

Materials & Manufacturing of Composite Insulators
Materials & Manufacturing of Toughened Glass Insulators
Materials & Manufacturing of Electrical Porcelain

Chapter 14:Corona & Visualization Technology

Corona: Deadly Enemy for Polymeric Insulation
Visualizing Defects in HV Components
Comparing UV & IR Diagnostic Inspection of Lines & Substations
Protecting Composite Insulators from Corona

Chapter 15:Wildlife Protection

Birds: More Threat to Lines or Threatened by Lines
Application of Protective Devices to Reduce Outages Triggered by Wildlife
Protective Devices Reduce Wildlife Outages at Distribution Substation
Preventing Wildlife Outages at Substations

Chapter 16:Silicone & RTV Coatings

Chemistry of PDMS
Basics of RTV Coatings
Coating Glass Insulators for Service in Severe Environments
Applying RTV Silicone Coatings to Restore the Condition of Degraded Composite Housings
Quantifcation of Hydrophobic Properties
Real Impact of Hydrophobicity on Insulation Performance
RTV Coatings Play Key Role at Substations
Everything You Need to Know About Hydrophobicity

Chapter 17:Weather Extremes & Natural Disasters

Energy (Insulators) & Meteorology
20th Anniversary of North American Ice Storm
Impact of Volcanic Ash on Insulator Performance
Insulator Design for Seismic Areas
Impact of Environmental Extremes on Power Systems & Insulation

Chapter 18:INMR WORLD CONGRESSES: 1995 to 2017

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