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Probabilistic method to assess insulating link performance for protection of crane workers

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3 Author(s)
Karady, G.G. ; Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA ; Shah, M. ; Dumora, D.

Contact between cranes and transmission lines is the most frequent cause of accidents, which may lead to electrocution of an operator or rigger. This accident can be prevented by inserting an insulating link in the crane's cable. This paper analyzes currents during accidents and proposes a modified test method for contaminated insulating links. A new and better insulating link is also introduced. Flashover probability of contaminated insulator links is measured. The test results are evaluated with a new probabilistic method which leads to better assessment of link efficiency. The paper concludes that the risk of link failure cannot be determined without the new flashover probability measurement

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Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 1996

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