Technical brochure
TB 818 WG B2.61

Transmission lines with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites

For a long time traditional material such as wood, steel, and concrete were used for transmission line structures. Advancement in material science and demand for solutions in the aerospace and maritime industries led to the development of new high-tech materials with properties that could also be beneficial for the electrical utility industry. One such class of emerging materials are Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (FRP). Different manufacturing methods and shapes make it possible for designing a great variety of structural elements.

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B2

Overhead lines

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Overhead lines Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The field of activities of Study Committee B2 covers design, construction and operation of overhead lines. This includes the mechanical and electrical design of line components (conductors, ground wires, insulators, accessories, supports and their foundations), validation tests, the assessment of the state of line components and elements, maintenance, refurbishment
and life extension as well as upgrading and uprating of existing overhead lines.

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