PLS CADD | PLS POLE TUTORIAL 2


HOW TO MODEL A 2-PART INSULATOR USING PLS-POLE

On this tutorial, we are going to create or model a braced post insulator using PLS-POLE. It is a 2-part insulator consisting of a post insulator supported by suspension insulators.


Some of the characteristics of a braced line post are:

  • It uses a traditional fixed base line post.
  • The longitudinal strength is limited to the RCL rating of the line post component.
  • It generates high tower torque (Z-direction) under longitudinal loading.
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Anonymous said...

The figure above shows a braced post insulator which has a fixed base for attachment to the pole. This should be modeled as a post insulator with brace using the Components/Insulators/Post Properties and answer yes in the column for Has Brace. The strength of these type of insulators are usually rated by the manufacturer using Interaction Diagrams. This strength type can be input in the Component library for the post. If modeled as a two part insulator it would allow the insulator to rotate about its vertical axis which can cause issues.