- 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
For ease of identification to conductor size, the line guards are color coded in the center of the rod. This feature also assists in alignment of the rods during installation.
When no more than 25% of the outside strands on an ACSR or aluminum conductor have been damaged outside the support area, line guards may be used to restore 100% of the rated conductance and strength of the line. Do not use line guards for repair at the support point.
Line guards may be tapped over on ACSR and aluminum conductor. Where tapping is used, it is strongly recommended that the conductor be thoroughly wire brushed and an oxide inhibitor be applied.
Extra High Voltage Applications
For 345 kV and above, the line guards ends are modified to eliminate Corona effects and include a suffix of ‘EHV’ at the end of the product number.
Customized Line Guards
For line guards with special requirements, such as longer lengths or non-standard lay direction contact the AFL Technical Support Team at 1.800.866.7385.
Color Coded and Center Marked