Polymer insulators

Polymer insulators are also called composite insulators.They are made of fiber glass core with silicon rubber sheath,and metal fittings on both ends are crimped. The polymeric insulators has better performance in hydrophobicity and electrical aspects compared with porcelain insulators.On the other hand,it is lighter in weight which are more convinient for transportation.

June 7, 2020

Alternatives solution of External Insulation for EHV and UHV Bushings

Different housings are available these days for the external insulation of EHV and UHV bushings. These include: porcelain, which may or may not also be coated with RTV silicone material to improve pollution performance; hybrid housings consisting of a porcelain core with a polymeric housing; and a composite housing based on an internal FRP tube […]

Overhead line insulators, Polymer insulators, Porcelain insulators
March 28, 2020

Composite insulator (Polymeric insulator)

What is a composite insulator? The composite insulator is also called the polymeric insulator. It is developed after toughened glass insulator and ceramic insulators, whose main insulation structure is consists of a fiberglass core (rod) and silicon housing and sheds. One both sides, 2 metallic fittings are installed on each side with crimping technics. These […]

Polymer insulators
February 29, 2020

1.Scope and object of IEC61109:2008 INSULATORS FOR OVERHEAD LINES – COMPOSITE SUSPENSION AND TENSION INSULATORS FOR A.C. SYSTEMS WITH A NOMINAL VOLTAGE GREATER THAN 1 000 V – DEFINITIONS, TEST METHODS AND ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

Scope and object This International Standard applies to composite suspension/tension insulators consisting of a load-bearing cylindrical insulating solid core consisting of fibers – usually glass – in a resin-based matrix, a housing (outside the insulating core) made of polymeric material and end fittings permanently attached to the insulating core. Composite insulators covered by this standard […]

Overhead line insulators, Polymer insulators
April 22, 2019

Uprating of composite insulators of OH lines

The creation of composite insulator started before the 1960s. This new insulator was firstly applied in America and then in France and Germany soon afterwards. It was quite slow for user to accept insulator with silicone rubber material in the beginning as most technical innovation would have some key problems to solve in the history. […]

Overhead line insulators, Polymer insulators
February 12, 2018

Introduction of IEC61109 Insulators for overhead lines – Composite suspension and tension insulators for a.c. systems with a nominal voltage greater than 1 000 V – Definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria

Composite insulators consist of an insulating core, bearing the mechanical load protected by a polymeric housing, the load being transmitted to the core by end fittings. Despite these common features, the materials used and the construction details employed by different manufacturers may be quite different. Some tests have been grouped together as “Design tests”, to be performed only […]

Overhead line insulators, Polymer insulators
February 17, 2017

Routine tests of composite insulator with voltage greater than 1000V in IEC 61109 2008

Last time we talked about sample test of silicone composite insulator for AC system above 1KV, the IEC 61109:2008 has defined it clearly. Today let’s the coming section”routine test” of polymeric insulator in this IEC 61109: 13 Routine tests 13.1 Mechanical routine test Every insulator shall withstand, at ambient temperature, a tensile load at RTL […]

Insulator testing machines, Polymer insulators
February 15, 2017

Sample test method and rules of suspension and tension composite insulator in IEC 61109:2008

Sample test is a major method of insulator acceptance inspection for mass production. It is widely used by inspectors of insulators from manufacturers, power girds and electrical laboratories. Here we have definition, rules, test method and acceptance criteria of composite insulator of suspension type and tension type of international standard IEC 61109:2008 “spension and tension […]

Polymer insulators
February 13, 2017

Damage limit proof test and test of the tightness of the interface between end fittings and insulator housing in IEC61109:2008

Damage limit proof test and test of the tightness of the interface between end fittings and insulator housing,these two tests are two of the most important test in inspection process of composite insulator. Here is how international standard IEC 61109:2008 “Suspension and tension insulators for AC system with a nominal voltage greater than 1000V” defines these 2 […]

Insulator testing machines, Polymer insulators