Electrical insulation is used in a variety of applications. For instance, it controls the flow of electricity from circuits toward the ground. There are many insulators, including clay, plastic, mica, rubber, and porcelain. Each has its properties and uses, and a combination of these characteristics is required for a given application.
What Is the Purpose of Electrical Insulation?
Electricity lines are commonly constructed with three-phase insulators. These insulators are typically 13.8 kV phase to phase and are placed in a diamond pattern between Custom Materials Inc poles. They are also held in place by cross-arms on the poles. These insulators are typically used for distribution lines and are made with durable materials to provide maximum protection against electrical jerks.
Electrical insulation is a material that separates electrical conductors, so electricity cannot pass through. An example of an electrical conductor is an electric wire made of copper and insulating material. Other materials used in electrical wiring include polymeric varnish that separates wire coils from each other.
To protect electrical wiring, insulators must be used correctly. Insulators must not be exposed to extreme temperatures or pressures. They should also be wrapped tightly to prevent heat from escaping from the insulating material.