Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Insulator Inspection Apparatus and Method


An insulator inspection tool and method for identifying defects or conditions that may prevent the insulator from performing properly is disclosed. The apparatus includes a launcher adapted to launch a projectile towards an insulator being tested, a listening device adapted to receive a response signal from the insulator upon being struck by the projectile, and a processing device adapted to measure the response signal received by the listening device and process the response signal to determine whether the insulator contains any defects or conditions.

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Andrew John Phillips; Timothy Scott Shaw; Kristopher C. Kozak; Jerry A. Towler