Overhead lines – Requirements and tests for spacers
|Publication Date:||1 February 2020|
|ICS Code (Power transmission and distribution lines):||29.240.20|
This document applies to spacers for conductor bundles of overhead lines. It covers rigid spacers, flexible spacers and spacer dampers.
It does not apply to interphase spacers, hoop spacers and bonding spacers.
NOTE This document is written to cover the line design practices and spacers most commonly used at the time of writing. There may be other spacers available for which the specific tests reported in this document may not be applicable.
In some cases, test procedures and test values are left to agreement between purchaser and supplier and are stated in the procurement contract. The purchaser is best able to evaluate the intended service conditions, which should be the basis for establishing the test severity.
In Annex A, the minimum technical details to be agreed between purchaser and supplier are listed.