Design and Installation of Aluminum Conductor Systems

  • Peter M Pollak
  • Published 1985 in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications


Fundamental similarities and differences between the two most widely used electrical conductor materials, copper and aluminum, are described, as well as how their differences must be taken into account in both design and installation. Detailed recommendations are given for aluminum bus and feeder conductor connections, as is information on a new group of aluminum conductor alloys, as well as new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed connectors for use with aluminum conductors.

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@article{Pollak1985DesignAI, title={Design and Installation of Aluminum Conductor Systems}, author={Peter M Pollak}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications}, year={1985}, volume={IA-21}, pages={493-500} }