Monitoring the Intensity of Ice Formation on Overhead Electric Power Lines and Contact Networks

D. E. Titov, G. G. Ugarov, A. G. Soshinov

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The conditions for ice to form on a conductor are explained. A hypothesis on the existence of a functional relation between the rate of growth of a mass deposited on a non-live conductor, the dew and desublimation points, and the temperature of the wire surface when there is no wind is suggested and proved. Equations for determining the density, maximum possible mass of the coating and the intensity with which they are formed are proposed, which take into account the temperature of the conductor, the temperature and humidity of the air, the direction and velocity of the wind and the electric field strength of the conductor. The equations are the basis of a proposed thermodynamic method of monitoring the intensity of ice formation. Versions of a technical method and algorithms of the functioning of ice-formation monitoring are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationPower Technology and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • dew and desublimation points
  • frost and crystalline rime (hoar frost)
  • ice-formation intensity


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