Mar 2013
Electricity Transmission
Investigation Into the Performance of a Nano Coating for High Voltage Substation Insulation
Mar 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
This project will assess the polloution performance of substation insulators.
To evaluate the electrical and pollution performance of a nano coating, Voltshield, manufactured by RITEC International ltd, for application to substation ceramic insulator systems.

  • To understand the life expectancy of the product

  • To understand the application issues of the product

  • To provide an alternative solution to grease/washing of insulators to manage pollution related flashovers

  • To estimate the comparative costs of greasing and/or live washing systems and the application of Voltshield as an alternative, through the case study of a site/location

  • To identify a suitable site and apply the first application (Trial) of the product.