Durability control of moisture degradation in GFRP cross arm transmission line towers

Mohd Supian Abu Bakar, Daud Mohamad, Zainal Arifin Mohd Ishak, Zulkifli Mohd Yusof, Nadiah Salwi

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Abstract

Cross arm of the transmission tower supports the transmission conductor. This paper is a review of previous studies on Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) cross arm and properties of fibreglass as an outdoor application. Based on the previous study, this paper reveals the durability and degradation of GFRP as performance cross arm in transmission tower. It was discovered that the behaviour of mechanical strength decreases while the GFRP are exposed to the outdoor environment, thus in general GFRP structures are capable to withstand into extreme/cyclic environment conditions. In addition, the GFRPs alone has others beneficial which generally more resilient compared to other conventional materials on strength which regard to high strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, chemical stability, and the capability to be sustain in harsh environment and possible to longer the serviceability and perform as a good insulator in lightning impulse strength. It can be concluded that fibreglass cross arm has significant properties as a replacement for traditional conventional timber cross arm due to its durability in moisture effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Sciences, Technology and Engineering Conference, ISTEC 2018 - Material Chemistry
EditorsJeyashelly Andas, Ramani Mayappan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018
Event3rd International Sciences, Technology and Engineering Conference: Material Chemistry, ISTEC 2018 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2031
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Sciences, Technology and Engineering Conference: Material Chemistry, ISTEC 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period17/04/1818/04/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Bakar, M. S. A., Mohamad, D., Ishak, Z. A. M., Yusof, Z. M., & Salwi, N. (2018). Durability control of moisture degradation in GFRP cross arm transmission line towers. In J. Andas, & R. Mayappan (Eds.), 3rd International Sciences, Technology and Engineering Conference, ISTEC 2018 - Material Chemistry [020027] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2031). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5066983