Accession Number : ADP001698

Title :   Measurement of Ice Accretion on Overhead Transmission Line Conductors,

Corporate Author : ONTARIO HYDRO TORONTO

Personal Author(s) : Krishnasamy,Samy G.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The information gathered on ice storms between 1975 and 1982 at Ontario Hydro's five tower load monitoring stations have been analyzed to study ice accretion on transmission line conductors and its consequences. The data show that the drag forces of lightly ice covered conductors are significantly higher than that of ice free conductors and confirm that conductor galloping occurs only under certain wind and icing conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Ice formation, *Transmission lines, *Electric conductors, *Loads(Forces), *Cold weather tests, Monitoring, Structures, Drag, Ice formation indicators, Accumulation, Wind tunnel tests, Cylindrical bodies, Wind tunnel tests, Cables, Canada, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE