Originally Posted by nothermark
I'm not sure who you are talking to but I would think any company making high voltage insulators, big power distribution companies with their own labs, and big lightening protection manufacturers could all answer your question. Lapp Insulator has some stuff on line. I did not dig deeper. OTOH you might get a 20 min phone chat with an engineer if you had a list of questions. Worst they can do is tell you to bugger off. ;-)
Good idea. At the worst it will brighten the day of whoever responds.
"You won't believe what I was asked at work today. Someone called to ask about the electrical properties of a rope so he could hang a hammock in an electrical storm."