The Polymer insulators or the Silicone Insulators only work on how reliable can these type of insulators can actually be. This reliability is highly dependent on certain factors which can be referred to as electric capability it was built with and the mechanical strength of polymer line post consists of. The array of today’s new and modern manufacturing, the innovation of the mechanical molding and the updated fixture technique that indeed makes the mechanical strength quite reliable.
On the other hand, the electrical strength it has over the last couple of decades, unfortunately, does not come with the guarantee. The new features of Polymer insulators that were introduced way back 25 years ago with the latest version which was dated somewhere 13 years ago. The main reason behind the failure of updating the technology and using a technology as obsolete as this one were not the ceramic or Polymer insulators. The upgrading of the design was the main focus that is making the machine 90% lighter than it used to be decades ago and the pollution it caused while in use and making the Polymer insulators more efficient that way, keeping in mind the failures that were noted in the ceramic insulators. The innovation done from ceramic to Polymer insulators was to lower the cost that has always been associated with the insulators, making the use of ceramic ones a drawback over the latest technology of Polymer insulators or Silicone Insulators.
These insulators are very reliable when compared to the old ones that existed in the market, that were the old insulator which would only be available in two varieties that is a porcelain insulator or just a glass insulator.
Polymer insulators are more over a rod made from fibre structure which makes it immensely resistant to the extreme and the adverse weather these kinds of insulators faced and the earlier insulators failed to withstand these conditions. The Polymer insulators also come equipped with rubber fillers and the end fitting on these Polymer insulators are fitted perfectly. These are also popularly known as composite insulators. A typical Polymer insulator is composed of the GFR epoxy that is attached with the dependable fitting of metal that works as an end fitting in the insulators. GFR is the factor of strength in the insulator but cannot handle the outdoor environmental effects.
The replacement of these insulators with the old ones is that these are environment-friendly and are in very high demand in places which are highly polluted or i=on the verged of it. The low maintenance of the Polymer insulators or Silicone insulators which makes them highly economical as well. The list of the benefits of these insulators end with the weight of these insulators which is way more light than its previous version thus making is accessible and along with that, it is not brittle like a porcelain one is that is an advantage when it comes to changing new parts in every while.