XMCERA | Ceramic Insulator
A ceramic insulator is a direct insulator made of white porcelain clay that creates a bridge between high-power electrical components and low-constant loss electronic components. They easily care for and resist stains. For many years, ceramic insulator has been used as an insulation tool.
Widespread use of ceramic insulator began in the 1950s. They are more cheaper, more durable for production, regardless of climatic conditions. The production of glass insulator stopped in the 1960s and was completely replaced by ceramics until the 1970s. Some glass insulators are still in use, but only with a small percentage.
Ceramic insulator is widely used in electric system, transformer substation, and electrical equipment for its following features (see below table).
|Hardness||Wear resistance||Dielectric strength|
|Thermal conductivity||Mechanical properties||Resistance to corrosion|
▼ Types Of Ceramic Insulator
The most common ceramic insulators are pin, suspension, strain and shackle. In addition to these four types, there are other types that offer similar characteristics, but with some differences in detail.
• Ceramic strain insulator
The ceramic strain insulator is designed to resist pulling on hanging cables. They are used in aerial antennas and power lines that support mechanical stresses. Ceramic strain insulators are installed between long wires to isolate them in posts or towers.
• Hollow ceramic insulator
Hollow ceramic insulator used in electrical and tool transformers, wall branches, circular shredders, power discharge devices, and cable terminals. They come in cylindrical, tapered, or circular designs of varying diameters. Hollow ceramic insulator has high mechanical strength and electrical insulation.
• Multi-groove ceramic insulator
Multi-groove ceramic insulators are an option for the insulator used on wooden pillars to ensure the safety of wires without losing energy to the columns. They can be used with steel wire or aluminum wire, have excellent insulation properties, and are very durable and reliable. A lot of slot column ceramic insulation design to prevent arcing and loss of power. They are attached by putting a screw or nail in the center hole of an isluator.
Ceramic insulators are used in a variety of electronic products ranging from power distribution centers to mobile phones. Ceramic materials are used as insulation materials due to their excellent mechanical strength. Some examples of ceramic insulation can be found in power lines, coaxial cables and circuit boards to protect against electromagnetic waves, fire hazards, currents and short circuits.