Polymer Concrete and the Electric Power Industry

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Title: Polymer Concrete and the Electric Power Industry

Author(s): E. Robert Perry

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 69

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 63-72

Keywords: coatings; costs; economics; electrical industry; elec-trical insulators; insulated conductors; insulating concretes; methyl methacrylate; polymer concrete.

Date: 8/1/1981

Abstract:
The U. S. Electric Power companies purchase over $500 million insulators per year for outdoor and indoor use. A variation of polymer concrete appears to have the necessary characteristics to replace a large proportion of the insulation presently in use. Over four years of development and testing by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and its counterpart in Mexico indicate the material is now suitable for commerciali-zation. A wide range and variety of applications are expected.