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Power and Utilities

Group of seven insulators and connectors in a group

Enhance Power and Utilities for Improved Infrastructure Safety and Security

You can depend on high voltage silicone materials from Dow Consumer Solutions to meet your needs for high voltage composite insulators, high voltage insulator coatings, silicone transformer fluid, underground cable remediation, and materials for cable accessories.

Our proven rubber solutions for Power and Utilities can enhance reliability and reduce power outages in your power system or network.

Dow Consumer Solutions' full range of silicone materials that protect, insulate and extend service give you added design and manufacturing flexibility.

Protect Against Environmental Stresses and Extend Component Service Life

  • Prevent shorts and circuit failures in cable-end terminations, splices, connectors and insulators
  • Proven performance in coastal and high-contamination areas
  • Long-term resistance to atmospheric and chemical degradation
  • Outstanding UV resistance compared to other elastomers for the same application

Reduce Grid Power Loss and Maintenance Costs

  • Enable reliable high voltage composite insulators
  • Reduce transformer failures
  • Reduce routine maintenance costs

Extend Hydrophobic Performance, Weatherability and Resistance to the Elements, While Minimizing Tracking and Erosion

  • Protect and improve the surface hydrophobicity of glass and porcelain insulators
  • Prevent flashovers and power loss

Get Exactly What You Need

Silicone rubber products from Dow Consumer Solutions can be tailored to specific performance and application requirements and are globally manufactured to consistent quality and performance standards.

  • High-quality silicone rubber bases, high consistency rubber compounds and liquid silicone rubbers
  • Customized compounding options that help you save money, time and labor 
  • Reliability, proven performance and global product availability 
  • Flexible buying options that let you adjust to changing needs for value, security and convenience
Various high voltage (HV) insulators made from silicone rubber

High-Voltage Insulators

Silicone composite insulators minimize flashovers caused by harsh environments and industrial pollution. Flashovers are a major cause of power outages.

Worker applying High Voltage Insulator Coating (HVIC) to Iberdrola Rocomora substation

Insulator Maintenance

Coating existing glass and ceramic insulators with high-voltage insulator silicone coating reduces the risk of flashovers.  It also reduces routine maintenance costs.

Electric access cover surrounded by grass

Underground Cable

Silicone fluids are used to repair failed underground power cables in place without the costly and time-consuming process of digging them up.

New electrical power transformer filled with Silicone Transformer Fluid at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA

Transformers

Silicone fluids cool and insulate electrical transformers. They also make them safer and more fire resistant.

Detail of induction coil electrical component

Power Station Maintenance

Silicones lubricate circuit breakers and insulate electrical coils in motors. They also protect electronic controls, further contributing to trouble-free power station operations.