Asto Soto, Samuel Arturo

Transmission Line Coordinator, Power Grid of Peru, Peru

Asto Soto, Samuel Arturo

Transmission Line Coordinator, Power Grid of Peru, Peru

Biography

Composite Insulator Performance in Aggressive Service Environments: Comparison vs. Coated Glass Insulators

Mr. Asto Soto is an Electrical Engineer, graduated in 2000 from the National University of the Center of Peru (UNCP 2000) with a Masters of Business Administration from the University Ricardo Palma. He has detailed experience in management, planning and supervision of electrical maintenance and projects in mining, concentrating plants and high voltage electrical transmission systems. He is a member of the Live Working Group of the Regional Energy Integration Commission. His work experience includes high voltage maintenance in transmission lines, live working, corrosion and insulation asset management.

Coastal Peru is characterized by high salt pollution, high humidity and scarce rainfall and it is critical to find the most effective and reliable insulation to allow power system reliability and security. This presentation details experience with different insulator technologies in such an environment and compares performance of RTV coated glass and composite insulators so as to determine proper maintenance needs and best replacement strategy.

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