Type of Insulators used in Electrical Power Transmission Lines: Electrical Engineering XYZ Whitepaper

The overhead transmission line conductors are supported on the pylons. While pylon itself is a conductor, the individual conductors are electrically separated from it via the insulators. Simply saying the insulators are the components which carry the conductors while electrically isolating them from the pole.

What’s in this Whitepaper?

In this whitepaper, Electrical Engineering XYZ presents a basic introduction and a visual overview of four different types of insulators that are used in electrical power transmission lines. This paper is very easy and is designed for the ultimate beginners who either have started electrical power engineering or for those who are studying Electrical power transmission as one of their subjects. The visual graphics are presented for four types of insulators which are:

  1. Pin type
  2. Suspension type
  3. Strain type Insulators
  4. Shackle Insulators

In the last paper of paper, the dielectric strength of different materials is provided in a tabular form. The table lets you compare the relative strength of different materials so as to understand their behavior and to understand their properties of relative dielectric strength.

List of contents:

  1. Cover
  2. Legal
  3. What are insulators?
  4. Pin & Suspension type insulators
  5. Strain & Shackle Insulators
  6. Dielectric strength of insulators

The present version of Whitepaper v 1.0


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