Insulators for High Voltages

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This book provides a guide to the whole field of high voltage insulators as used in electrical power networks, traction and production. It covers historical development of the shapes - sometimes strange ones - of modern types, describes the principles materials both ceramic and polymeric and their fabrication, explains the physical principles of contamination and flashover, and reviews the mass of data on research and testing.
 

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Contents

Insulating materials
17
Manufacture of wet process porcelain
53
Manufacture of temperedglass insulators
66
Polymeric housings
75
Terminal fittings for insulators
88
Limiting processes
102
Aesthetics of insulators
108
Physics of contamination
118
Conclusions from pollution tests on insulators
170
Remedies for flashover
195
Insulators for special applications
216
Interference and noise generated by insulators
231
Insulator of the future
241
References
249
Glossary of insulator names
259
Selective bibliography on live washing of insulators
265

Physics of pollution flashover
132
Testing of insulators
145

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1988)

J.S.T. Looms spent over 30 years in research on HV physics and engineering, many of them as head of insulator research at the Central Electricity Research Laboratories, United Kingdom. There he led the section that developed the Salt Fog test and participated in its international standardisation.He was the first man in Europe to work, bare-hand, on overhead conductors at 400,000 volts and was a pioneer in developing the technique.More recently he has been in practice as a consultant to leading manufacturers and has been responsible for numerous inventions in the HV field, some of which are described in the book.