ESB Networks

“This book provides comprehensive and detailed technical information on all aspects of silicone composite insulators especially from the overhead line point of view.

From  a cable engineering user’s viewpoint , which is my interest , the book is also very useful as it  effectively summarizes  experience to date with composite insulators  and the failure modes which can be expected . 

It also includes a concise overview of the test standards and test methods applicable to composite insulators which is particularly helpful. 

The book is written in a clear and easy to follow style with plenty of photos, diagrams and illustrations. A very wide ranging list of references is included at the end of each chapter.

Overall, I regard it as an excellent reference book on the subject of composite insulators” 

Tom Looby
Underground Networks Section, Asset Management & Performance