Posts tagged as Powerlines

Conference explores and interrogates new research

  The University of Pretoria (UP) Centre for Geoinformation Science’s annual CGIS Mini Conference took place in Pretoria on 27 October 2016, and gave UP students a platform to discuss their research projects and get feedback from experts in various geospatial professions. The majority of the papers were presented by masters-degree students, with topics ranging […]

Protecting powerlines from bird strikes

  Power line collisions and electrocutions is the biggest threat to vultures and a cause of the decline of their numbers. In response to urgent appeals by VulPro, the largest vulture centre in Africa, the City of Tshwane has agreed to fit “flappers” to the lines in vicinity around the Hartbeespoort Dam in order to […]

High temperature low sag power line conductors

  The increasing need to expand the capacity of transmission networks, and limits on servitudes available, has lead to the development of methods to increase the capacity of existing routes. This has resulted in a new breed of overhead conductor which can remain within physical limits at higher currents and higher operating temperatures. One of […]