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Apparatus and Method for Identifying High Risk Non-Ceramic Insulators (NCI) with Conductive or High Permittivity Defects

Abstract: 

An apparatus and method for identifying the presence of high conductivity or permittivity conditions in a wide range of electrically insulating materials is disclosed. The apparatus includes a grounded enclosure containing electronics for controlling measurement and communication processes and first and second spaced-apart electrode assemblies for engaging an insulator to be tested. The first and second electrode assemblies are mounted in the enclosure for linear movement such that pressing of the first and second electrodes against an insulator causes the electronics to initiate a measurement.

Patent Number: 
9,063,188
Date Of Issue: 
06/23/2015
Inventors: 

Andrew John Phillips; Mark Major; Robert Carlton Lynch; Phillip Nathan Beverly; Sam Harrell