Generation and Measurements of High Voltage and Overhead Transmission Line Insulators

Learn the essentials of high voltage generation & measurement methods, operation of HV testing transformer, overhead transmission line insulators, and much more. The course consists of 49 lessons and 5h 1m total length.

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Course Description

You will learn everything about high voltage insulator functions, how breakdown occurs and testing high voltage circuits in lab. The course covers the concept and operation of HV testing transformer, cascaded and resonant HV transformers, TESLA coil, etc. After taking the course, you will have a clear picture of the main features of overhead line insulators, how to avoid flashover of the insulator, different tests to be made on the insulator and corona/sparkover effect in power engineering.

The course consists of 49 lessons and 5h 1m total length. Downloadable materials (PDF) are included.

The purpose of this course is to give you a thorough introduction to high voltage engineering and insulators to aid you in your profession, your studies, or even if you wish to begin your own scientific research in this area.

In this course you will learn the following:

  1. The importance and the need for high voltage
  2. The insulator function for isolation of H.V
  3. How breakdown occurs in insulator
  4. The meaning of dielectric strength of insulator
  5. Different applications of Using high voltage
  6. Different types of testing high voltages in lab
  7. The concept and operation of HV testing transformer
  8. The difference between HV testing transformer and Power transformer
  9. Cascaded HV transformers for higher voltage generation
  10. The operation of resonant transformer
  11. Everything about TESLA coil for high frequency HV generation
  12. Different applications of HVDC
  13. Van de Graaf generator for HVDC generation
  14. The concept of rectification for producing HVDC
  15. The operation of different rectification circuits for HVDC generation
  16. Impulse voltage waveform
  17. Marx circuit for producing lightening stroke in lab
  18. High voltage testing circuit in HV lab
  19. Precautions taken into consideration during the test
  20. Different methods to measure different types of high voltages
  21. What is the sphere gap method for measurements
  22. The effect of atmospheric conditions on the measurement
  23. The function of overhead lines insulators
  24. The main features of overhead line insulators
  25. Comparison between different insulator materials
  26. Pin insulator vs. Suspension insulator vs. Strain insulator
  27. Different causes of insulation failure
  28. How to avoid flashover of the insulator
  29. The function of arcing horns
  30. Different tests to be made on the insulator
  31. Voltage distribution across the insulator string
  32. Importance of using guard rings with the insulator
  33. The meaning of sparkover and how it can occur
  34. Everything about corona effect in power engineering

Who Is This Course For

  1. Anyone having passion to learn high voltage branch of electrical engineering
  2. Electrical power engineering students
  3. HV engineers working in HV substations
  4. Commissioning engineers in the HV field
  5. Postgraduate electrical power engineers


  • Basic principles of electrical engineering concepts (like voltage, current and power )
  • Passion to learn about high voltage engineering

Downloadable course materials

After purchasing the course, students can download the following materials:

  1. Generation of Different Types of High Voltages (PDF)
  2. High Voltage Testing and Measurements (PDF)
  3. HV Phenomena (PDF)
  4. Overhead Lines Insulators (PDF)
  5. Energy transmission and distribution guide (PDF)
  6. Handbook on EHV overhead lines and underground cables (PDF)

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About Instructor

Amr Saleh

I'm an Electrical Power and Machines Engineering Teaching Assistant at Ain Shams University. Throughout my career, I have taught many courses related to different topics of electrical power engineering, including Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electric Machines, High Voltage and Electric controls and protection. I gained knowledge in these areas of Electrical Engineering during my undergraduate studies and my Masters's degree, as well as during my professional career.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 49 Topics
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access