Introduction to Materials Used in Electrical Equipment
Explore a variety of materials used in electrical equipment design and construction to compare and contrast their purposes. As a designer, technician, project manager, engineer, analyst or professional who did not focus on material science during your undergraduate studies, it’s important to understand the limitations of various materials you might encounter on the job.
Advantages, disadvantages and limitations encountered when using different materials in electrical applications will be presented, including:
Aluminum and its Alloys
Coatings and Finishes
Some materials, such as aluminum and its alloys are very familiar to everyone who works in the electric power industry. Other materials, such as nylon, are generic terms with thousands of different molecular structures. Some materials are impervious to moisture; other materials are susceptible to degradation when immersed in water for prolonged periods of time. These and other properties will be discussed.