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Metal beam that supports the electric conductors along the overhead transportation lines.
pylon crossarm suspension insulator string bundle K-frame node panel horizontal member main leg base width pylon foot pylon body diagonal waist pylon window pylon top ground-wire peak overhead ground wire beam gantry

crossarm click to hear

Horizontal element that protrudes on each side of the pylon; it supports the bundles by means of suspension insulator strings.

suspension insulator string click to hear

Insulators that are assembled in a vertical or oblique chain; the overhead line conductors hang from it.

bundle click to hear

Conductor cables that are kept a constant distance apart by spacers; they are used to transport current.

K-frame click to hear

Part of the pylon that rests on the waist; it has two branches that end at the beam gantry.

node click to hear

Point at which several legs and bars come together.

panel click to hear

Part of the pylon between two horizontal members.

horizontal member click to hear

Horizontal bar that connects the main legs to strengthen them.

main leg click to hear

The main tower legs of the pylon body; they support mainly vertical weights.

base width click to hear

Space between the foundation axes of the main legs.

pylon foot click to hear

Lower part of the pylon that is usually underground; the legs are anchored to it.

pylon body click to hear

Part of the pylon support between the top and the foot.

diagonal click to hear

Diagonal bar that connects two main legs or a horizontal member and a main leg.

waist click to hear

Demarcation bar between the pylon top and body that is held tightly between them.

pylon window click to hear

Space bounded by the inner side of the arms of the K-frame and the beam gantry.

pylon top click to hear

Upper portion of the pylon where the insulator strings and bundles are attached.

ground-wire peak click to hear

Projection atop the pylon that supports the overhead ground wire.

overhead ground wire click to hear

Conductor that is connected to the ground and attached above the bundles of the overhead lines to protect them from lightning.

beam gantry click to hear

Horizontal element of the pylon top; it supports the bundles inside the pylon window.