March 2012
In This Issue
> EGLA eSeminar
> Wildlife Protectors for Arresters
> Sustainability of Lines
> Mystery Arrester Photo
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Upcoming eSeminars


Externally Gapped Line Arrester (EGLA)

Friday March 30, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT


Basic Arrester Modeling using ATP

Friday April 6, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT


Safety Aspects of Arresters

Friday April 13, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT


Arresters 101

Wednesday May 2, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT




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Increasing the Reliability of 
Transmission and Distribution
 Lines with the EGLA
an  eSeminar......


The EGLA (Externally Gapped Line Arrester) is the latest arrester deign that adapts itself perfectly for the protection of transmission and distribution lines.  Join us this Friday as ArresterWorks presents an overview of this arrester and how it can be effectively used to reduce lightning induced outages.  The eSeminar is 1 hour long and it qualifies for CEU or PDH credit.  Registration is $99 and can be paid directly with CC.  
You will Learn

1.   Overall Product Overview

2.   Product Tests and Standards

3.   Demystifying the gap spacing    

4.   How to calculate energy savings

5.   Mounting opportunities

6.   Failure Indicator for EGLA 


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Wildlife Protective Devices

ArresterFacts 019: Wildlife Protective Devices  

The term wildlife protective device (WPD) is relatively new to the industry and refers to any device that is used on power systems to reduce the effect of wildlife on system outages. Other terms often used to describe this device are animal guard, bird guard, bird deterrent to name a few. The device has been in existence for many decades although its earliest use is not identified. However old power system photos show some equipment covers that appear to be similar to wildlife protective devices. ...more

Power Engineers Conference

Thought Provoking Event
345kV Line in Blue  

I attended the Power Engineers Substation and Line Design Conference this month.  Two presentations left me thinking about how arresters can be used to increase the Sustainability of Transmission Lines.  However it must start with the designers.  Read my post on Facebook and then hit the Like Button for ArresterWorks on Facebook and you will get routine feeds to your Facebook page as we build our FB presence.   

ArresterWorks Mystery Photo
March 2012 Mystery Photo Can you see the bigger picture?
This slice is from a photo taken during our travels and is a common device used in power systems.  Visit ArresterWorks on Facebook to leave a comment with your best guess.  The entire photo will be posted on Friday, March 30th.


About Us
ArresterWorks is an International Consulting Firm, owned an operated by Jonathan Woodworth and Deborah Limburg, focused on assisting others in improving power system reliability through design, production and application of arresters to mitigate the effect of lightning and other transients.


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