This is the first edition of CSA C411.6, Line post composite insulators for overhead distribution lines.
This Standard covers the requirements for line post composite insulators used on overhead distribution lines operating at nominal voltages up to and including 75 kV. Line post insulators support the line conductor horizontally or vertically. They are subjected to tensile, cantilever, and compressive loads.
These composite insulators are intended to operate in a service environment within a temperature range of -50 to 50 °C.
This Standard deals with composite insulators having a core with metal fittings and a housing and sheds.
The core has resin-impregnated glass fibres. The core is protected with a UV resistive coating. The metal fittings are aluminum, steel, or iron.
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