Torque Tightened Electromechanical Connections

Joel Liebesfeld, MA, MAS, Post Grad Certs: Computer Sci., Elec. & Mech. Engineering
James F. Valentine & Associates, Inc.

Presented at the International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, 2018

Torque is a physics term that has many applications. Torque is defined as a twisting force that tends to cause rotation. The point where the object rotates is known as the axis of rotation. In electrical power distribution, torque tightened connectors are fairly commonplace, especially where metal-to-metal connectors are utilized or, for example, where bare steel or aluminum conductors are constructed to connect overhead powerlines between high voltage towers, as well as at utility poles that are used for electrical power distribution.

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