Imperial insulators selected for Niagara Falls line

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 19, no. 26, p. 860, col. 2

PORCELAIN INSULATORS.—The high potential porcelain insulators on the Niagara Falls-Buffalo power transmission line have been the object of considerable attention lately, in connection with the Niagara Falls meeting of the National Electric Light Association. The excellence of the porcelain used in this class of insulators, and the care taken in their manufacture, has resulted in the upbuilding of an industry that is constantly growing in importance. One of the largest concerns engaged in the manufacture of these goods is the Imperial Porcelain Works, Trenton, N. J. The quality of its porcelain for electrical purposes stands high in the list, and its insulators are, it is stated, the only ones that stood the test at Niagara Falls. The Imperial porcelain insulators are giving universal satisfaction wherever they are used, and their selection for the Niagara Falls transmission line and their performance after installation was indeed highly gratifying and complimentary to the Imperial Works. The duty imposed upon these insulators is severe in the extreme, and the greatest of care is absolutely necessary in their manufacture to bring them up to the standard requirements. The Imperial Porcelain Works has unsurpassed facilities for the manufacture of these goods, by reason of which it is enabled to fill orders promptly for insulators of any size and in any quantity. A large stock of standard goods is always kept on hand for the prompt filling of orders, and a large force is kept constantly busy at the factory to meet the demand. For high-pressure service nothing has been found to equal well made porcelain insulators, and the rapid extension of long-distance transmission lines is bringing about a perfection in insulating devices that was not thought possible a few years ago.


Keywords:Power Transmission : New York : Niagara Falls : Imperial Porcelain Works
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 23, 2011 by: Elton Gish;