The book opens with an overview chapter and then goes on to describe the history of the topic in detail. The third chapter covers the technology, evaluating design, insulating systems, gas insulators, and assembly with welding technology and on site work. It also looks at corrosion protection and monitoring. The next chapter analyses systems and networks, covering transmission losses, autoclosure operation and aging.
The important subject of environmental impact is decribed in Chapter 6. Electromagnetical fields, gas structures, thermal aspects, and lifecycle assessment are investigated. Finally, economical aspects are covered. Cost drivers are identiified and measures are explained to show readers how to keep costs down. The book ends with a chapter on applications, illustrating typical fields of application through real projects that the author has himself worked on.
Keywords: Dielectrics & Electric Insulators, underground transmission lines, second generation GIL, PALEXPO, utility power engineering, power utilities, electricity transmission, electrical engineering