glass insulator

glass insulator

[¦glas ′in·sə‚lād·ər]
(materials)
An insulator for a power transmission line made of annealed or toughened (tempered) glass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"This one-of-a-kind pint glass insulator provides bar and tavern patrons with a dry comfortable non-slip glass grip and beer companies with a mini billboard on which to advertise their brand messages," the company said.
* Beer Glass Insulator -- Provides the ultimate "cool." Beer stays cold 3 times longer than in a pilsner glass.
The impact of the crash broke a glass insulator on top of the pole, causing voltage to pass down the pole to the wet pavement below.
They didn't know the glass insulator, a pretty light aqua-green, dated to the 1890s and was known to an avid subculture of collectors as a CD 180.5, aka the "Fluid Insulator." They didn't know it was extraordinarily rare, and listed in price guides at up to $10,000.
The stress of these conditions can lead to catastrophic fracture of a ceramic or glass insulator. Coastal environments have a particular problem, as the weather creates cycles of contaminant deposit followed by high humidity or fog.
King, 20, of North Road in Hardwick struck the pole, causing the primary electrical wire to break away from its glass insulator. That, he believes, caused the pole to become electrified, and when Miss Kotowski tried to step from the car, she was hit by the current.
Clean Line lined up Arkansas-based suppliers, tapping General Cable of Malvern to deliver $135 million in conductive wires, and Sediver, a French company, to supply $60 million worth of glass insulators. General Cable has since shut down its Arkansas plant.
The overwhelming majority of 6, 10 kV electric networks are made on supports of reinforced concrete racks made of vibrating reinforced concrete, with fastening of wires with the help of pin porcelain or glass insulators. In these solutions, the inadequate resource and low reliability of OL-6-10 kV are implemented.
Norm was handy and creative; building lamps out of things like telephones, glass insulators, and antique root beer jugs.