Mechanical Principles in Transmission Lines

Mechanical Principles in Transmission Lines: Mechanical Principles in Transmission Lines design should depend to some extent on the importance of continuity of operation in the line under consideration. In general, the strength of the line should be such as to provide against the worst probable weather conditions. We now discuss some important points in the Mechanical […]


Corona: When an alternating potential difference is applied across two conductors whose spacing is large as compared to their diameters, there is no apparent change in the condition of atmospheric air surrounding the wires if the applied voltage is low. However, when the applied voltage exceeds a certain value, called critical disruptive voltage, the conductors […]

String Efficiency of Insulator

String Efficiency of Insulator: As stated above, the voltage applied across the string of suspension insulators is not uniformly distributed across various units or discs. The disc nearest to the conductor has much higher potential than the other discs. This unequal potential distribution is undesirable and is usually expressed in terms of String Efficiency of Insulator. […]

Potential Distribution Over Suspension Insulator String

Potential Distribution Over Suspension Insulator String: A string of suspension insulator consists of a number of porcelain discs connected in series through metallic links. Fig. 8.10 (i) shows 3-disc string of suspension insulator. The porcelain portion of each disc is in between two metal links. Therefore, each disc forms a capacitor C as shown in […]

Conductor Material Used for Transmission and Distribution

Conductor Material Used for Transmission and Distribution: The conductor is one of the important items as most of the capital outlay is invested for it. Therefore, proper choice of material and size of the conductor is of considerable importance. The Commonly used Conductor Material Used for Transmission and Distribution of electric power should have the […]

Introduction to Overhead Line

Introduction to Overhead Line: Electric power can be transmitted or distributed either by means of underground  cables or by overhead line. The underground cables are rarely used for power transmission due to two main reasons. Firstly, power is generally transmitted over long distances to load centres. Obviously, the installation costs for underground transmission will be […]