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Armor Rods

Features:

  • Color coded for ease of identification
  • Full strength restoration when less than 50% of the outer strands are broken
  • Special ends for high voltage application
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Product Description

Color Coded and Center Marked

For ease of identification to conductor size, the armor rods are color coded in the center
of the rod. This feature also assists in alignment of the rods during installation.
 

Repair Damage

When no more than 50% of the outside strands on an ACSR or aluminum conductor
have been damaged outside the support point, armor rods may be used to restore 100% of the rated conductance and strength of the line.
 

Vibration Protection

Installing armor rods improves the conductor's ability to withstand the fatigue forces associated with aeolian type vibration. They do not function as vibration control devices.
 
For assistance in determining the proper vibration protection, contact the AFL Technical
Support Team or visit our website at www.Vibrec.com.
 

Tap Over

Armor rods may be tapped over on ACSR and aluminum conductor, but not on Alumoweld, or steel ground wire. Where tapping is used, it is strongly recommended
that the conductor is thoroughly wire brushed and an oxide inhibitor be applied.
 

Extra High Voltage Applications

For 345 kV and above, the armor rod ends are modified to eliminate Corona effects and
include a suffix of 'EHV' at the end of the AFL part number.
 

Customized Armor Rods

For armor rods with special requirements, such as longer lengths or non-standard lay
direction contact the AFL Technical Support Team at 1-800-866-7385.

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