Ice Breaker is an ultrasonic de-icing equipment with a built-in sensor to identify distortions of wires from ice build-up and then transmit high-energy ultrasound to remove the ice.
Liu Yu, Li Huan-Huan, Fu Li
When ice builds up on power lines, the weight of the ice can cause stress on power lines and damage equipment or cause accidents. Through a built-in tilt sensor, the Ice Breaker can identify distortions in power lines and transmit high-energy ultrasound to break the molecular structure of ice, thus removing the ice build-up on power lines automatically.
Each Ice Breaker equipment can be easily assembled and disassembled on a power line. It is also designed to endure harsh weather conditions and minimise energy consumption.