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ADSS-CORONA Grading Tube


Be sure to read and completely understand this procedure before applying product. Be sure to select the
proper PREFORMED product before installation.
SEPTEMBER 2003
2003 Preformed Line Products. All rights reserved.
Used with FIBERLIGN

Dielectric Hardware
1.00 NOMENCLATURE
WELDED COMPONENTS
1. Grading Tube
2. Corona End Cap
3. Link Bracket
OTHER COMPONENTS
4. Socket Head Screw w/Lock washer
(3 ea./unit)
5. Threaded CORONA Clamp Half
6. Removable CORONA Clamp Half
7. Captured Socket Head Screw w/Lock
washer (4 ea./unit)
8. Color Code
2.00 DESCRIPTION
2.01 The ADSS CORONA GRADING TUBE
(ACGT) is a device designed to help
optimize ADSS cable position in an extra high
voltage (EHV) electrical field. The ACGT is attached
at the end of the cable attachment hardware onto
Structural Reinforcing Rods (SRR) or a combination
of SRR with Outer Rods. Items 1 through 5
(Figure 1) are pre-assembled at the factory and are
to be applied as a unit.
FIGURE 1: NOMENCLATURE - ADSS CORONA GRADING TUBE SHOWN WITH CORONA
CLAMP TOGETHER AND CLAMP SEPERATED
2.02 Featured components of the ACGT
function as follows:
Grading Tube and Corona End Cap
reduces the intensity of the electric field
around the ADSS cable to a tolerable level.
The assembled CORONA CLAMP halves
cover the ends of the attachment hardware
rods to suppress corona. In addition to the
bolt-holes, weep holes (drilled completely
through to the bore of the clamp) are
provided to avoid potential damage to the
cable from ice accumulation.
For FIBERLIGN ICE SHIELD Dead-ends
and Suspensions, the assembled CORONA
CLAMP also functions as an ice shield to
deflect ice formations that slide down cables in
mountainous regions.
2.03 The ACGT is designed to fit FIBERLIGN
Hardware including standard High
Tension Dielectric Dead-ends and Dielectric
Suspensions (Single, Double, or Spread Double)
as well as the Ice Shield versions of dead-ends
and suspensions. In each case, the bore of the
CORONA Clamp (item 5 and 6 in Figure 1) is
designed to match the respective reinforcing rods.
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2.04 The Color Code (item 8, Figure 1) typically
matches the cable attachment hardware color code.
The ACGT is normally supplied with its respective
dead-end or suspension product. Consequently,
various ACGT's may have the same color code - but
they are not interchangeable. Keep the ACGT's
with their respective cable hardware kits.
3.00 APPLICATION
3.01 Complete application of the dead-end or
suspension product in accordance with the
appropriate application procedure. The key to a
successful ACGT application is that the rod ends
of the cable attachment hardware are aligned
uniformly and not extremely staggered. Rod align-
ment for Suspensions can be controlled easier than
that for dead-ends. For standard High Tension
dead-ends, focus on aligning the SRR ends out in
the span. Each CORONA CLAMP bore allows 2"
(50 mm) maximum rod end offset (Figure 2).
3.02 Align the threaded CoronaClamp half to
properly cover the rod ends of the SRR
(Figure 4). Hold clamp half against the SRR in place
while reaching for the removable Corona Clamp
half (Figure 5).
FIGURE 4: ALIGN THREADED CORONA
CLAMP AND GRADING TUBE
FIGURE 5: HOLD THE CLAMP HALF
AGAINST THE SRR WITH
SLIGHT PRESSURE
3.03 The removable CORONA Clamp half has
1/4"- 20 UNC socket head cap screws and
lock washers captured with o-rings (Figure 6). Leave
the o-rings in place and start each screw with a
3/16" Allen key. Once each screw is engaged
for the first few threads, continue tightening each
screw one revolution at a time - alternating between
each screw to bring the CORONA CLAMP HALVES
together evenly (Figure 7). Complete tightening and
torque to about 10 ft-lbs. per screw - assure that lock
washers are flattened.
FIGURE 2: MINIMIZE ROD END OFFSET
For Ice Shield Dead-ends and Ice Shield
Suspensions, the alignment requirement may
be tighter, i.e. less than 2" (50 mm).
NOTE: Proper alignment is required to keep the
rods within the end of the CORONA Clamp and
assure adequate surface contact between the
rods and the inner diameter of the clamp
(Figure 3).
FIGURE 3: ROD ENDS WITHIN END OF
CORONA CLAM
Rod End Offset L
L
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FIGURE 6: INSTALL REMOVABLE
CORONA CLAMP HALF
3.04 Double Suspensions and Spread Double
Suspensions may have ADSS CORONA
GRADING TUBES on each end. Repeat the
application steps in this section for these types
of products.
FIGURE 8: ADSS-CORONA GRADING TUBE INSTALLED ON
FIBERLIGN SUSPENSION
FIGURE 7: TIGHTEN SCREWS EVENLY
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4.00 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
4.01 This Application Procedure is not intended to supersede any company construction or
safety standards. This procedure is offered only to illustrate safe application for the
individual. CAUTION: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES AND RESTRICTIONS
MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
4.02 This product is intended for the specified application. CAUTION: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
PRODUCT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
4.03 This product is intended for use by trained craftspeople only. This product SHOULD
NOT BE USED by anyone who is not familiar with and trained in the use of it.
4.04 When working in the area of energized lines with this product, EXTRA CARE should be
taken to prevent accidental electrical contact.
4.05 For PROPER PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL SAFETY be sure to select the proper
size PREFORMED products before application.
4.06 PREFORMED products are precision devices. To insure proper performance, they
should be stored in cartons under cover and handled carefully.