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Transmission and Distribution Construction and Live Line Maintenance, 1993. Proceedings from ESMO-93., Sixth International Conference on

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  • Proceedings of ESMO '93. IEEE 6th International Conference on Transmission and Distribution Construction and Live-Line Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1993
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  • Fiber-optic cable installation method

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):259 - 271
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    A new method for installing fiber optic cables in ducts is currently being used utilizing high speed air flow coupled with a low strain pushing force. Developed in Europe, this method has recently undergone testing and trials in the United States using different sized cables and ducts in varied environments. Erratic duct geometries have little influence over this method, and multiple units may be ... View full abstract»

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  • Switching on by-pass currents during live-line maintenance operations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):273 - 291
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    Technical literature about live working has been mainly devoted to problems related to electrical insulation of the network, especially distances to maintain between linesmen and live parts. This paper concentrates on aspects related to current in electrical installations as it may become necessary, during live maintenance, to separate temporarily these installations from the network. Risk analysi... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical contact accident with a welding machine

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):127 - 143
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    In 1991, a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) worker suffered severe injury during an electrical contact accident involving a welding machine. This incident occurred during a complete station outage at a BPA substation. Injuries to the employee consisted of muscle, tissue, and bone damage to one of the worker's shoulders. Tests simulating the accident were performed at BPA's High Voltage Labora... View full abstract»

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  • The research of the automatic washing-brushing robot of 500 kV DC insulator string

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):411 - 424
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    This paper illustrates the research and exploitation of a kind of live line washing-brushing robot which is used to clean the polluted insulators of a 500 kV DC transmission line automatically. It explains the design principle and characteristics of the robot. It analyzes the working property and safety property by the washing test on 500 kV DC insulator strings which are each polluted to a differ... View full abstract»

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  • Transmission line restoration techniques in Colombia, South America

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):293 - 307
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    This paper documents the transmission line emergency restoration experiences and practices of the Colombian National Interconnection System. In addition to natural disasters, emergencies caused by vandalism and sabotage have become frequent occurrences. Various techniques developed to rapidly and efficiently restore service after an emergency are presented along with an overview of the emergency r... View full abstract»

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  • Barehand bonding arc electrical characteristics test

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):149 - 168
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    In July, 1991, the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health issued a variance to Pacific Gas and Electric Company to allow the use of barehand work procedures on 230 kV and 500 kV transmission lines. There were requirements and restrictions imposed upon PG&E for issuing and maintaining this variance permit. One such requirement was that PG&E institute a program to evaluate a... View full abstract»

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  • Helicopter airborne services live line work

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):74 - 87
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    For many years the helicopter has been used as an auxiliary aid in the construction and maintenance of electric lines. Since 1988, helicopters' technical abilities have widened the aeronautical field of activities. EDF-STH (Services et Travaux Heliportes) has thus developed methods and material to perform maintenance work on EDF electric cables, on dead and more particularly an live lines. Linemen... View full abstract»

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  • Research and new development in live working in Ukraine

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):341 - 358
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    Live working on transmission lines in the Ukraine was started in the 1940s, subsequently ceased in the 1960s and was resumed in 1982. At present all energy enterprises have sets of appliances and personnel trained for live working. The report includes results of live working safety examination, the issue of human protection from the harmful impact of electromagnetic fields, the accident probabilit... View full abstract»

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  • Computerized design of overhead transmission power lines

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):199 - 203
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    The conventional design of overhead transmission power lines by manual survey, mapping and design techniques, involve costly and time consuming activities. Massive documentation is accumulated during the preliminary studies of terrain, alternative routes selection, power-line hardware configuration, cost-effectiveness-performance optimization, and more. Additional time consuming and costly paper w... View full abstract»

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  • Remote-operated robotic system for live-line maintenance work

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):425 - 435
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    The live-line maintenance robot is the only robot that functions in an outdoor environment, namely in unstructured public spaces, especially in Japan. The technological impact of the development of this live-line maintenance robot is important in the future realization of “familiar robot society to human being”, and the social significance of the development is also large. Therefore, t... View full abstract»

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  • Assessment of historical magnetic field dosages received by Eskom's live line maintenance personnel

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):105 - 116
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    A number of epidemiological studies have indicated that exposure to magnetic fields in certain work environments has possible detrimental health effects. A limitation of most of these studies, however, is the inaccurate assessment of historical exposure to magnetic fields. This paper describes the preliminary results of a study conducted by Eskom to assess the historical magnetic field dosages rec... View full abstract»

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  • Aspects of construction methods and materials for transmission line foundations in arid regions

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):309 - 324
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    A field construction evaluation program was conducted at selected sites for a feasibility study of various methods and materials for construction of Mead-Phoenix Project 500 kV Transmission Line foundations. The alignment is located in an arid environment with a variety of rock and cemented soil conditions along the 260 mile route through Arizona and Nevada. The program included evaluation of larg... View full abstract»

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  • Innovations in live line maintenance for high voltage substations (⩾63 kV) at EDF (Electricite de France)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):169 - 184
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    EDF, as a goal, plans to extend live working while working on maintenance and renovation of HV substations. As a result of the analysis of the stakes and techniques adopted, the document shows the ultimate developments and the prospects of evolution at mid-term View full abstract»

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  • Electronic airborne inspection method for overhead transmission power-lines

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):89 - 93
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    Overhead transmission power lines are the most cost effective and frequently used carriers for electric energy. Exposure to environment accelerates deterioration, originating small failures, some of them, if not timely detected and repaired, to become serious problems with time. Electric utilities, seriously motivated to drop maintenance costs, under growing demand for reliable energy supply, run ... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of electrical aging effects of insulating tools for EHV live working

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):393 - 398
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    The recent explosion accidents of rigid insulating tools for EHV live workings are introduced and long-term electrical aging experiments of 500 kV insulating tools are carried out. Based on these results, the electrical aging breakdown model of long insulating tools under high electric fields is researched and new concepts of effective insulation length and safe use time of insulating tools for li... View full abstract»

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  • Field experience on hot sticks exposed to atmospheric pollution for variable winter periods at two distribution substations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):37 - 56
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    This paper deals with one particular aspect of hot sticks used by electrical utilities, exposure to long-term atmospheric pollution. In order to determine the effect of such exposure, high-voltage laboratory tests were performed to evaluate the maximum leakage-current on the hot stick surface. A test program was set up in which the hot sticks were exposed to atmospheric pollution at two Hydro-Queb... View full abstract»

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  • Experience of live-line maintenance on 500-1200 kV lines in Russia

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):359 - 368
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    The authors evaluate the electrical flashover strength of various insulator strings on 500-1200 kV lines, when replacing defective insulators by the live-line maintenance method, to ensure that the lineman will not be subjected to a flashover. Electrical testing of various insulator strings with defective insulators in different positions were carried out at an outdoor high-voltage facility. This ... View full abstract»

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  • Cleaning energized equipment using dry ice pellets

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):209 - 223
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    As a result of a two-year study, Puget Power and Alpheus corporation, have demonstrated safe and effective cleaning of energized equipment using dry ice pellets. Dry ice (CO2) pellets are a natural fire extinguisher and exhibit a dielectric strength approximately equal to that of air (30 kV/cm). The pellets disappear instantly on contact, so there is no secondary waste stream to create ... View full abstract»

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  • A hot-line manipulator remotely operated by the operator on the ground

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):437 - 444
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    A trial model has been completed of what may be called the next generation “overhead hot-line work robot”. Kyushu Electric Power Company, Inc. has been involved in developing it. This model is the first step towards a fully self-controlled robot of tomorrow. It is semi-automatic and remote-controlled from the ground with camera “eyes” closely observing View full abstract»

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  • The AC discharge characteristics of composite gaps of tension insulator string in 220 kV line

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):251 - 256
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    The operation by which linemen enter a strong electric field to change damaged insulators (with o resistance) along a tension insulator string in 220 kV lines has the advantage of simple operation and high efficiency. When linemen enter an electric field along the insulator string, it is in the movement condition. The working positions vary with the position of the damaged insulators. It is very i... View full abstract»

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  • Selection and use of fall protection and rescue equipment for work on towers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):117 - 126
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    This paper outlines fall protection and rescue alternatives for work on overhead power line towers. It focuses mainly on fall arrest systems which can be used for climbing towers, moving on tower members and working at various locations on and outboard from structures. These techniques may be used for work on station structures as well View full abstract»

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  • Shield clothing for DC live working

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):401 - 404
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    This paper presents the difference between DC shield clothing and AC shield clothing for live line work. Tests for ion flow and DC electric field are introduced. The essential requirements of DC shield clothing and the test results are discussed View full abstract»

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  • Helicopter installation of fiberoptic groundwire on overhead lines

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):67 - 73
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    This paper pertains to the innovative use of contractor-provided helicopter-airborne services as a replacement for some of the conventional work methods that would typically have been used on an optical ground wire retrofit program View full abstract»

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  • Live line working at distribution voltage in Hungary, in Central Europe

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):331 - 339
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    After a ten-year-period of introduction, live line working (LLW) by “hot-stick” method is generally used in the Hungarian 20 kV distribution networks. However, utilization is below the expected level. In the fast changing political and economic life of Central Europe, wider utilization of LLW is expected, and the electrical utilities are preparing to meet customers' demands. New method... View full abstract»

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