The guide specifies procedures for testing equipment when external insulation of the test object is subjected to combinations of contamination, ice, snow, or cold fog. The methods are applicable only to tests on equipment with a rated voltage above 1 kV.
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IEEE Guide on the Selection of Transmission and Distribution Insulators with Respect to Cold Weather Conditions
Procedures for selecting external insulation that is likely to be subjected to an outdoor environment that includes combinations of contamination, ice, snow, or cold fog are specified by this guide. The selection methods are applicable to insulators, surge arresters, bushings, live line tools and other high voltage ac and dc apparatus with a rated voltage above 1 kV.