Nano standardization essential for reliability of special coatings
Nanotechnology has led to the introduction of novel
coatings with water resistant
surfaces that can help eliminate moisture
condensation on high voltage insulators, that causes water droplets to simply roll off
of them. This is a vital characteristic for these products because
sparkover of an insulator is usually due to humidity and dirt on its
A standard method for determining the ability of such
coatings to adequately prevent water film formation will improve high voltage transmission line reliability industry wide.
The high voltage insulator industry should look to the TC 113 U.S. TAG
to develop this method.
07-20-2009 4:45 PM