Effects of Highly Polluted Atmospheres on Power Distribution Systems

Aghajani A., Urgen M. K.

MATERIALS PERFORMANCE, vol.53, no.12, pp.64-66, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS PERFORMANCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-66


Air pollution has destructive effects on power pole insulators and electrical fittings. Usually, ferrous electrical fittings on power distribution poles are galvanized. Unfortunately, in highly polluted atmospheres,. galvanized layers have a limited lifetime. This article presents some of the destructive effects of air pollution on electrical fittings and explains strategies to counter the resulting corrosion.