BS 3288-1:2014 Insulator and conductor fittings for overhead power lines. Performance and general requirements

BS 3288-1:2014

Insulator and conductor fittings for overhead power lines. Performance and general requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : December 2014



What is this standard about?

This first part of BS 3288 outlines the requirements for insulator and conductor fittings for use on overhead power lines. This includes definition of testing procedures and inspection sampling.

Who is this standard for?

  • Suppliers and purchasers of overhead power line fittings
  • Distribution network operators
  • Consultants, inspection agencies, specifiers and overhead line contractors
  • Those working on the National Grid 

Why should you use this standard?

This revision outlines the most up-to-date performance and general requirements for overhead power line fittings. It covers insulator and conductor fittings such as joints, clamps and fasteners, and gives requirements on performance, corrosion protection and dimensional tolerances.

It makes users aware of testing regimes and inspection sampling, as well as giving guidance on mathematical calculations and sampling methods, including:

  • Type testing
  • Mechanical testing
  • Tensile testing
  • Electrical testing
  • Deflection tests
  • Thermal-cycling tests

What’s changed since the last update?

It’s been updated by technological experts to harmonize with the relevant European and international standards.

Standard NumberBS 3288-1:2014
TitleInsulator and conductor fittings for overhead power lines. Performance and general requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 December 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 3288-3, BS EN ISO 1461, BS EN ISO 15620, BS EN 60372:2004, BS EN 61284, BS 4727, PD 970, BS 3288-2, BS EN 1562, BS EN 1563:2018, BS 4872-1:1982
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 4579-3:1976
ReplacesBS 3288-1:1997
Draft Superseded By14/30283902 DC
DescriptorsTensile testing, Deflection tests, Electric power transmission lines, Clamps (mechanical), Performance, Overhead power-line fittings, Electric insulators, Pin insulators, Electrical testing, Fasteners, Corrosion protection, Electric conductors, Mechanical testing, Type testing, Acceptance (approval), Sampling methods, Joints, Thermal-cycling tests, Dimensional tolerances, Overhead power lines, Mathematical calculations, Overhead line conductors, Sleeves (mechanical components)
ISBN978 0 580 83132 4
File Size220 KB

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