Technical brochure
TB 916 WG B2.50

Correct handling of fittings and conductors for overhead lines

Given that many problems experienced in the field are perceived to be due to poor handling and installation practices, the Working Group carried out a survey of current practice by manufacturers, contractors and utilities with regard to correct handling and installation of fittings and conductors.
This was done by means of a questionnaire and subsequent analysis of the responses together with inputs from the experts in WG B2.50 and TAG B2.06. Replies were received from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, and, UK.
Guidelines have been produced with the aim of promoting good practice to minimise handling and installation problems with fittings & conductors.

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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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