Porcelain and Electrical Insulators
The porcelain insulators supplied by Meister International provide years of reliable and consistent performance in the most rugged environments. From salty seaside substations to highly corrosive petrochemical facilities along the equator, these electrical insulators will enable continued operation at the designed voltages.
Manufacturers, packagers, and distributors of switchgear, power transformers, gensets and bus-duct continue to use porcelain electrical insulators over epoxy, silicone, and psycloalaphatic designs. Proven as nearly non-destructible, utility engineers and consultants continue to specify porcelain insulators for their key switchyard projects.
If you have ever experienced downtime due to a field failure of an ‘epoxy insulator’, the outrageously high cost of downtime was likely enormous and could have been avoided by using a porcelain insulator. Additionally, our porcelain insulators have been tested to pass extreme seismic conditions for those customers that require reliability in some of the globe’s most common locations for earthquakes.
The design of our electrical insulators takes into account both the mechanical and electrical requirements of IEEE, IEC, NEMA and ANSI Standards. Testing is also performed in accordance with the applicable industry standards. Custom porcelain electrical insulators are also designed and manufactured for customer specific applications and requirements.
Maintenance of porcelain insulators is really not required as the glaze coating on the exterior of the insulator keeps dirt and pollutants from adhering to the insulator. The metal fittings, when used on station post, bus and standoff insulators are made from metals that will not deteriorate and are ideal for supporting copper and aluminum busbars.
While it does take time and energy to manufacture a porcelain insulator, Meister International helps customers avoid long lead times by stocking industry standard porcelain insulators. Stocking agreements are offered so that your production process can run without interruption. Continuity of reliable product supply is a top priority!