New developments in transmission compression technology are limited due to the success and reliability of the standard two-die compression systems available. Most full-tension compression accessories suitable for elevated conductor temperatures require two sizes of dies for installation, as well as field-injection of filler compound. A compression system that involves only a single die set without requiring filler compound would simplify power transmission line construction. The ANSI-qualified SOLO HD® compression system from AFL utilizes a specialized core grip to eliminate speculation from the compression process, removing obstacles and providing a consistent and quality installation.
In this article, appearing in the 3rd Quarter 2023 issue of the UTC Journal, AFL's Matthew Welborn explains the benefits of using the the SOLO HD compression system.
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