Currents in power line wood poles
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of CIRED 21st International Conference on Electricity Distribution, 2011, Paper 0347- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Over the last few years some rather severe problems have arisen for poles used to support overhead power lines. A wooden power line pole is assumed to be a good electric insulator because of the basic properties of wood with its porous structure and cellulose compounds forming the major part of the cell walls. A fault during which an insulator is broken or a phase conductor has loosened, normally poses no danger. In rare cases a fire has started, but this has not been seen as a sufficiently dangerous situation to change maintenance practice. However, it has been noticed that under certain circumstances such poles can get conductive enough to result in hazardous or even lethal current for power line maintenance workers climbing the pole.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Paper 0347- p.
, CIRED Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2032-9644
Research subject Energy Engineering; Electric Power Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30581Local ID: 46fb4103-b4ef-4bc9-a1e9-0a5d3bb8a741OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-30581DiVA: diva2:1003810
International Conference on Electricity Distribution : 06/06/2011 - 09/06/2011
Validerad; 2011; 20110613 (ronsar)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved