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 are intended for use as suspension/tension line insulators, but it should be noted that these insulators can occasionally be subjected to compression or bending, for example when used as phase-spacers.
This standard can be applied in part to hybrid composite insulators where the core is made of a homogeneous material (porcelain, resin), see Clause 8.
The object of this standard is to
– define the terms used,
– prescribe test methods,
– prescribe acceptance criteria.
This standard does not include requirements dealing with the choice of insulators for specific
See more test method and test machine of composite insulators:
>>Insulators test equipment: mechanical tests