Insulators, Crossarms, and Conductor Supports


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Insulators, Crossarms, and Conductor Supports
1010607 Insulators, Crossarms, and Conductor SupportsOverhead conductors are supported on the distribution pole using insulators, crossarms, or conductor supports. The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) establishes the criteria to be followed in the design, construction, and operation of the electric distribution system. The requirements for insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports vary depending upon the grade of construction as defined in the Code.
Insulators An insulator prevents the flow of an electric current. The insulator supports electrical conductors. The function of an insulator is to se…
Citation
Thomas M. Shoemaker; James E. Mack: Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Twelfth Edition. Insulators, Crossarms, and Conductor Supports, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export