IEC TS 62073
Guidance on the measurement of hydrophobicity of insulator surfaces
|Publication Date:||1 February 2016|
|ICS Code (Insulators):||29.080.10|
The methods described in this technical specification can be used for the measurement of the hydrophobicity of the shed and housing material of composite insulators for overhead lines, substations and equipment or ceramic insulators covered or not covered by a coating. The obtained value represents the hydrophobicity at the time of the measurement.
The object of this technical specification is to describe three methods that can be used to determine the hydrophobicity of insulators. The determination of the ability of water to wet the surface of insulators may be useful to evaluate the condition of the surface of insulators in service, or as part of the insulator testing in the laboratory.