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## From Omni Controls, Inc.

Every electric wire in your plant - whether it's in a motor, generator, cable, switch, transformer, etc. - is carefully covered with some form of electrical insulation. The wire itself is usually copper or aluminum, which is known to be a good conductor of the electric current that powers your equipment. The insulation must be just the opposite from a conductor: it should resist current and keep the current in its path along the conductor. To understand insulation testing you really don't need to go into the mathematics of electricity, but one simple equation - Ohm's law - can be very helpful in appreciating many aspects. Even if you've been exposed to this law before, it may be a good idea to review it in the light of insulation testing. The purpose of insulation around a conductor is much like that of a pipe carrying water, and Ohm's law of electricity can be more easily understood by a comparison with water flow. In Fig. 1 we show this comparison.

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