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Hendrix HPI high-density polyethylene insulators withstand gunfire testing
By Alyssa Dalton
September 9, 2013 – Hendrix Molded Products has announced its vandal-resistant HPI high-density polyethylene insulators, which it describes as shatter-resistant and an “excellent choice for vandal deterrence”. Additionally, ballistics tests have shown that even with damage from rifle or shotgun fire, the HPI insulator will still operate, providing assured reliability even during hunting season, said the company. Ballistics testing was performed on HPI insulators to ensure that service would continue, even after being shot, continued Hendrix, adding that after being subjected to multiple shots at about 40 ft with a .308 caliber rifle, 12-gauge buckshot and a 12 gauge deer slug, the insulators still passed wet and dry flashover requirements.