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Utility Distribution Systems in Iceland.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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The study reports on new developments and special problems or solutions in water distribution systems, sewage collection systems, heat distribution and electric transmission systems in Iceland. Cold weather considerations are highlighted. For water and sewage transport, the use of ductile iron, concrete and plastic materials is reported. Utility lines are generally placed individually. Heat distribution with hot water from geothermal wells is mostly one-way piping. After heating, the water is discharged through the sewage system. Street heating is being expanded. With electric distribution, the use of self-supporting aerial cables is becoming popular because it is very cost-effective and reliable. Within the city, all distribution is under ground. Arcing of isolators on high voltage transmission lines due to salt from the ocean atmosphere is being reduced with silicone fluids.
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