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November 5, 2019

What Are High-Voltage Insulators?

High-voltage electrical insulators prevent electric current present in high voltage conductors from jumping to the ground. Insulators do this by impeding the movement of electrons which, by nature, seek a path to ground.

They are found o...

October 24, 2019

What is a transmission tower?

The tremendous industrial demand for power brought the development of transmission towers. These economical towers are set up to transmit and receive energy. They are provided with high voltage lines and are used to support an overhead powe...

September 10, 2019

Introduction

Utility maintenance programs are responsible for making sure that there is sufficient power for everyone. During down times, service interruptions might occur, leaving thousands of homes without power. This is also the perfect time when the transformers sho...

August 30, 2019

Flow coating is the only option when it comes to transformer painting 

Ever since the introduction of alternating-current, the transformer has been an essential part of a power plant substation. A transformer is an expensive- invaluable electrical device that transfers...

July 9, 2019

Outdoor Conditions and Your Utilities

Most utilities are stored outside and are subject to weather conditions. Rain, snow, hail, and dust can all corrode and degrade the exterior coating of an electrical transformer or a high voltage insulator. When a device is consiste...

June 19, 2019

Securing the Electrical Grid and Avoiding High Voltage Insulator Issues

In today’s world, there is a lot of conversation around securing our electrical infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and electrical power plant security work diligently to protect our...

May 10, 2019

 

The purpose of any effective utility maintenance program is to ensure consistent service with only planned downtimes. However, many fields overlook the importance of regular, scheduled cleanings and inspections. The power distribution and transmission industry faces s...

April 29, 2019

We have all experienced that maddening situation. We are midway through a riveting movie or miniseries on television, or just about to save those important edits to a document on our desktop PC, and it happens - power outage. Other times, it is during extreme heat or c...

March 13, 2019

Just like every other electrical component, high voltage insulators need cleaning and maintenance. Insulators are an important part of any machine or equipment. Therefore, they require attention to ensure a long, functional life. For better understanding when it comes...