Challenging Composite Insulator Design Rules (Champions)
National Grid Electricity Transmission
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Network Innovation Allowance
ET - Network improvements and system operability
This project will investgate three key areas for the design of OHL insualtion systems and challenge the exsiting designs rules, based on recent advances in composite insulation technologies.
The objectives of this project are to:
1. Understand the impact of different molding techniques on the life of composite insulators in greater detail.
2. Identify if there are more suitable design rules for the electric field distribution along a composite insulator
3. Identify if the creepage requirements for composite insulators can be modified for different designs.