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September 2014 ArresterNews   

Feature Article: ArresterFacts 024 - Seperation Distance
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Articles Inside
1. ArresterFacts 024
    Separation Distance
2. INMR 2015 World Congress
    Call for papers
3. Photos of Interest
    Interesting Configuration

Online version of September ArresterNews

May 2013 ArresterNews   

Feature Article: ArresterFacts 006 - Arrester Forensics

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Articles Inside
1. ArresterFacts 006 - Arrester Forensics
2. eSeminar - Arresters 101
3. Photos of Interest - Extreme Contamination

Online version of May ArresterNews

April 2013 ArresterNews   

Feature Article: Insulation Coordination FAQ

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Articles Inside
1. Insulaiton Coordination FAQ
2. A Unique Application of Power Conductors
3. Survey: Do you experience pole damage from Lightning?

Online version of April ArresterNews

March 2013 ArresterNews   

Feature Article: Guide for Selecting Arrester Field Test Methods

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Articles Inside
1. ArresterFacts 042 - Selection of Field Test Method
2. To Ground or Not To Ground
3. Mystery Photo?

Online version of March ArresterNews

January Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 032 - The Sheath Voltage Limiter
  • Call for Papers - 2013 INMR World Congress Arrester Session
  • Hall of Fame - Donald Raudabaugh
  • Mystery Photo - Created by Nature
September 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 038 Calculating the Value of a Distribution Arrester
  • Eaton to Acquire Cooper
  • ArresterFacts 033 Update Understanding the New IEC Energy Tests
  • Mystery Photo
August 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 029 Distribution System Response to Lightning
  • Help Us Reach Higher Circulaiton
  • Bengt Johnnerfelt Joines TE Connectivity
  • Wildlife Protection Cartoon
  • Mystery Photo
July 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 037 Insulation Coordination Fundamentals
  • eConsulting Update
  • Mike Comber of Hubbell Power Systems Retires
  • eSeminar Schedule
  • Mystery Photo
April 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 036 Arrester Condition Monitoring
  • eConsulting Introduced
  • Arresters 101
  • Mystery Photo
March 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 019 Wildlife Protective Devices
  • Overview of Power Engineers Conference
  • eSeminar Schedule
  • Mystery Photo
February 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 017a Transmission Line Arrester Selection Guide
  • eSeminars Introduced
  • ArresterFacts 034 Conductor Size Consdierations for Station Class Arresters
  • ABB to Acquire Thomas and Betts
  • Joe Koephinger Receives IEEE SA Lifetime Achievement Award
January 2012 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 033 Overview of Proposed Energy tests in IEC 60099-4
  • ArresterWorks Virtual Museum Introduced
  • Volker Hinrichsen Named Chairman of IEC TC 37
  • History of Arresters for Power Systems in the US 1750 - Present
  • 1988 Varistor Conference Photo
  • David W Jackson Inducted into Surge Proteciton Hall of Fame
August 2011 Issue <view>
  • ArresterFacts 028 Understanding Temporary Overvoltage Behavior of Arresters
  • A What Happened Photo
  • Modeling Temperature Rise in Arresters
April 2010 Issue <view>
  • Application Guide on Wildlife Protective Devices for Arresters
  • Overvoltage Seminar Announcement
  • Alice Stage named Product Manager at Cooper
MOV June 2009 Issue <view>
  • ArresterWorks now available for Third Party Test Witnessing
  • MOV Protection of Series Capacitor Banks
  • New Webinar Announced for Executives and Management
  • Rodney Doone Inducted into Hall of Fame
April 2009 Issue
  • ArresterWorks Substation Arrester Assessment Survey
  • Jack Kalb inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Nema opens New Site NemaArresters
  • Making it easier to select an Arrester (New AC Rating Calculator Tool)
John W. Kalb
Inventor of Current-Limiting Gap 1957
March 2009 Issue
  • What is a Transmission Line Arrester
  • Mat Darveniza inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Standards Update
  • Lightning Protection Milestones in the US
  • First Webinar
  • Used Equipment For Sale
February 2009 Issue
  • Selecting Arrester MCOV-Uc
  • John Posey Inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Introducing the Online Arrester Dictionary
  • Used Equipment still for Sale
  • 1892 Edison Arrester Patent
January 2009 Issue
  • What is a Riser Pole Arrester
  • Don Worden inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • Early History of Disconnector
  • Equipment for Sale
  • Patent Application on housing with an optical port
December 2008 Issue
  • Understanding Discharge Voltage
  • Asle Schei inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Overview of Arrester Short Circuit Testing
November 2008 Issue
  • Understanding the Energy Handling Issue
  • Eugene Sakshaug induced into the Hall of Fame
  • The Bennett Arrester Story - Learn about a 1924 Arrester filled with liquid.
  • Thomas and Betts Elbow arresters discussed.
September 2008 Issue
  • The Switching Surge and Arresters
  • New tool to assess the effect of cap banks on arresters.
  • Misao Kobayashi inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Cooper Introduces the Evolution Arrester
  • Musings on the Origins of the term Lightning Arrester
  • Patent Review - Using Arresters as a BPL capacitive coupling device
August 2008 Issue
  • The Lightning Surge and Arresters
  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Weck inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Protecting Insulated Conductors from Burndown
  • Patent Application Fast Take on Means to improve energy handling capability of a disk.
July 2008 Issue
  • Simple Definition of an Arrester
  • Michio Matsuoko "Father of MOV" inducted into Hall of Fame
  • The MOV Story
  • Patent Application on alternate means of mounting disks.
June 2008 Issue
  • Understanding New IEC Mechanical Test Requirements.
  • Bob Hileman inducted into Hall of Fame
  • The Electrolytic Arrester Story
  • Siemens Introduces an Arrester Condition Monitor
  • Siemens Patent on condition Monitor
May 2008 Issue
  • Arrester Disconnector
  • 2 Patent Reviews
  • Joe Koepfinger inducted into Hall of Fame
  • The Crystal Valve Arrester Story
April 2008 Issue
  • Externally Gapped Line Arrester
  • Standards Update
  • François Martzloff in the Hall of Fame
February 2008 Issue
  • Field Testing Arresters
    1. Guide for Selecting A Field Test Method
    2. Presentation on Field Testing Arrester
    3. How to Use and Infrared Thermometer to Test an Arrester
  • Steve Hensley is on the Move
  • The 500kV Traffic Cop
  • Feedback on Lead Length Issue
  • Lightning Protection of Substation and Transmission Line Courses now available

January 2008 Issue

  • ArresterWorks Joins the Arrester Industry
  • The Lead Length Issue (detail in ArresterFacts-001)
  • How to identify relevant Arrester Lead Length
  • The Zero Lead Length Configuration