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Product Performance

Galloping is a function of wind speed and the aeroelastic properties of the transmission system. AR anti-galloping dampers reduce high-amplitude galloping by twisting the conductor, using aerodynamics and eccentric weights, installation methods and application to transform single and double loop gallop sine waves into a 3-loop sine wave. As wind/ice create galloping conditions, the gravitational force of the AR damper causes the conductor to start twisting and effectively dumping off the aerodynamic lift that leads to galloping conductors.

Comparing anti-galloping devices

Comparing anti-galloping devices
Air Flow SpoilersReduces galloping ~ 38 percent Applied to at least 25% of span to be effective Up to 230kV
AR TwistersReduces galloping ~52 percent Raises critical wind speed in galloping conditions Uses acceleration and inertia to increase rotational oscillations
DetunerLimited effectiveness in controlling galloping
Interphase SpacersGuards against flash-over Synchronizes galloping motion, does not control it. Limited service life
MOD2 Spacer DampersReduces galloping ~56 percent Articulating clamps twist and rotate subconductors to control galloping and maintain bundle spacing. Impact damper design dissipates energy to reduce conductor motion and Aeolian vibration.
WindamperReduces galloping ~70% Uses aerodynamics to reduce dynamic lift Service life can exceed 40 years; deployed in long spans like river crossings