PACE Stocking Provides Scottish Power with Quick Turn Solution
Scottish Power has a long track record of using porcelain insulators within their substations. However, lead times for porcelain insulators were too long when the transmission operator had an urgent need for replacements.
To meet their need for transmission post insulators, Scottish Power turned to PACE to provide an alternative, and looked at the Rebosio portfolio which includes polymeric alternatives. The nature of composite insulators meant that they were able to meet the required insulation with a smaller diameter, and in doing so improve the clearances within the substation. In addition, Bonomi Rebosio were able to allocate products and supply them within a month which greatly helped with the project timescales. These two factors together made it an excellent option for the operator.
Bonomi Rebosio’s polymeric insulators provide a lighter weight alternative to porcelain, which makes them easier to handle and install. Rebosio’s proven Isoflon-E HTV silicone product has over 30 years of field service and offers a high strength to weight ratio, a long product lifespan and excellent saline and pollution tolerance.
PACE Networks holds the following Transmission & Distribution Stock:
- Insulators – Tension, suspension and post types in the range 33kv to 132kv.
- BS Fittings – Comprehensive range of 15/XX; 28/XX & 42/XX products.
- Vibration Dampers – Stockbridge Vibration Dampers, to suit a range of conductor sizes and types. Both Bolted and Helical fitting. Spiral type for Trident / Lower Voltage designs.
- Conductor Fittings – Including Wedge Clamps, Helical fittings, Compression Dead Ends, Suspension Shoes, Top Clamps and Protection Rods.
To learn more about PACE’s stocking or to inquire about a current need, contact the PACE team here.