Project: T183700 #33121

The objective of this project is to prepare a state of the art benchmarking report for providing guidelines on what operational thermal limits should be imposed on various conductor types under normal loading and emergency loading conditions (Traditional ACSR, versus several HTLS conductors). This study should specifically identify the thermal limits and its impact on the performance of splices and its technical life with specific reference to ACCR and ACCC. The study should also address the impact of conductor temperature on hardware and fittings and their acceptable performance limits. The information should be collected from utilities around the globe, not necessarily restricted to North American jurisdiction.