Computational analysis of the electrostatic environment and flashover performance of a suspension linkstick for live-line work on high voltage power lines
Journal article, 2019

What are the root causes of recent live-line tool flashovers at electric field gradients of less than 100 kV/m when tools are supposed to withstand three times that stress? Computer simulations of electrical discharges from the head of the tool connected to the energized conductor suggest a role of highspeed surface partial discharges in initiating the flashover process.

discharge simulations

live-line work tools

surface flashover


Yuriy Serdyuk

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Stanislaw Gubanski

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

J. Beattie


S. Schmidt


K. Kreway


IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

0883-7554 (ISSN)

Vol. 35 1 7-22 8575683

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Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

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