GFRP composites find extensive use in the power sector due to their exceptional insulating properties, corrosion resistance, and lightweight nature - making them ideal for applications such as electrical insulation, transmission line components, and structural supports, thereby improving safety, efficiency, and product longevity.

GFRP Advantages for Power and Utilities

Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composites are widely used in the power sector for various applications due to their unique combination of properties. Here are four reasons why GFRP composites are utilized in the power sector:

Corrosion Resistance: GFRP composites are highly resistant to corrosion, making them an ideal choice for applications in the power sector where exposure to harsh environments, moisture, and chemicals is common.

Lightweight: GFRP composites have an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, meaning they are lightweight yet possess remarkable mechanical strength.

Non-conductive: GFRP composites are non-conductive and have high dielectric strength, making them suitable for insulating components in electrical systems.

Low Moisture Absorption: GFRP absorbs extremely low levels of moisture which reduces electric shock risk.

Examples of Composite Development Projects for Power 

Powerline Spreader Rods

We developed a powerline separator rod were developed to reduce bushfire risk in high-risk areas of Australia. The rods were small in diameter with a surface veil.

Power Pole Cross Arm

We developed a composite cross arm with a life span of at least 75 years. It is high-strength and non-conductive, making it the perfect investment for energy suppliers. The composite cross-arms are used by electric companies in New Zealand and Australia. They have proven to be easier to install and considerably safer.

Insulated Work Platforms

Composite insulating components were developed for truck-mounted elevated work platforms for linesmen to carry out their work repairing and maintaining high-voltage power lines safely.

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