CEA’s Conversation Series: Characterization of Silicone Insulator Surfaces to Understand Resistance

CEA’s Conversation Series: Characterization of Silicone Insulator Surfaces to Understand Resistance

Polymer insulators are gaining attention as attractive alternatives to traditional ceramic or glass designs on account of their prolonged resistance to water ingress, light weight, and greener production footprint. However, comparably less is known about how polymer materials such as silicones react and adapt to environmental conditions including chemical stress from de-icing salts, electrical stress…

Article: Design and Construction of an Advanced Tracking Wheel for Insulator Materials Testing

Article: Design and Construction of an Advanced Tracking Wheel for Insulator Materials Testing

Authors: Harrison P. Fletcher, Andrew Macdonald, Chris Secord, Mark Lenckowski, Rajkumar Padmawar, Dennis K. Hore Journal: Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Publication Date: FALL 2020 Volume: 43, Issue: 4 On Page(s): 342-349 Print ISSN: 0840-8688 Online ISSN: 0840-8688 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/CJECE.2020.3005092 This account details the design and construction of a sophisticated tracking wheel for the…

An automated image analysis platform for the study of weakly – adhered cells

An automated image analysis platform for the study of weakly – adhered cells

Abstract Details of the design and implementation of an open-source platform for studying the adhesion of cells attached to solid substrata are provided. The hardware is based on a laser-cut flow channel connected to a programmable syringe pump. The software automates all aspects of the flow rate profile, data acquisition and image analysis. An example…

Press Release: ASAsoft partners with TTDI to develop energy-efficient distribution transformers for the Canadian market

Press Release: ASAsoft partners with TTDI to develop energy-efficient distribution transformers for the Canadian market

The partners jointly intend to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and create high paying skilled jobs in Canada ASAsoft (Canada) Inc (“ASAsoft”) forays into Medium Power & Distribution Transformers in partnership with one of the largest and leading power and distribution transformer manufacturing giant, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems – India (“TTDI”), a wholly owned subsidiary…

ASAsoft Story 1.0 to 2.0 Ligh+weight Insulator aka Polymer/Composite Insulator.

ASAsoft Story 1.0 to 2.0 Ligh+weight Insulator aka Polymer/Composite Insulator.

ASAsoft Story 1.0 to 2.0 Ligh+weight Insulator aka Composite/Polymer Insulator  Electricity drives our civilisation, which is why there are huge questions as to where it will come from in the future. What is not going to change in the near future is the way that we distribute power. And the nature of that distribution system…

VIATEC Awards 2018: Innovative Excellence (Hardware)

VIATEC Awards 2018: Innovative Excellence (Hardware)

Interviewee: Rajkumar Padmawar, President & CEO When – and how – was your company born?ASAsoft Consultants Co, a proprietary company, developed the innovative and disruptive Medium to High Voltage Lightweight Insulator technology and introduced it to South Asia, resulting in the creation of ASAsoft (Canada) Inc. ASAsoft incorporated in 2013 as a privately held company that…

Surface Structural Characterization of Polymer Composite Insulators for Improved Weather Resistance

Surface Structural Characterization of Polymer Composite Insulators for Improved Weather Resistance

Award Summary: To date, testing of some materials such as silicone and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubbers has been carried out, and some general findings exist, but it remains to be understood how the materials respond to weathering under their electrical load. In this project, a combination of surface-specific spectroscopy, microscopy, and macroscopic measurements…