Power Transmission And Generation
Extreme and fluctuating weather conditions, including high humidity, freezing temperatures, and ice storms can cause ice to form on power lines. Ice weight can put a lot of stress on power lines and damage equipment. In windy conditions, icy lines can whip violently and gallop, causing tie wires to break, wood poles and cross arms to snap, and even steel towers to crumple. In addition to this power transmission application, SurfEllent's coatings can also be applied to power generation assets, including wind turbines, to prevent ice buildup on the leading edges of turbine blades.