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An artificial contamination method for composite insulators

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2 Author(s)
Besztercey, G. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA ; Karady, G.G.

In order to better simulate the natural pollution accumulation on composite insulators, a new artificial contamination method has been developed. It is based on mixing dry contamination particles with a low amount of atomized salt solution by means of a specially designed mixing nozzle. Unlike most of the other contamination methods developed for composite insulators, no pretreatment of the surface is needed. The pollution process takes no longer than a few minutes and requires no special training, ESDD and NSDD of the artificial pollution can be controlled accurately

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Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 2 )