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Accelerated Multistress Aging of Outdoor Polymeric Insulators

Venkatesulu, B and Thomas, M Joy and Raichur, AM (2008) Accelerated Multistress Aging of Outdoor Polymeric Insulators. In: 2008 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation Dielectric Phenomena, Oct, 26-29, 2008, Quebec City, Canada, pp. 167-170.

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Multistress aging of outdoor composite polymeric insulators continues to be a topic of interest for power transmission research community. Aging due to dry conditions alone at elevated temperatures and electric stress in the presence of UV radiation environment probably has not been explored. This paper deals with long-term accelerated multistress aging under the above conditions on full-scale 11 kV distribution class composite silicone rubber insulators. To evaluate the long-term synergistic effect of electric stress, temperature and UV radiation on insulators, they were subjected to accelerated aging in a specially designed multistress-aging chamber for 12000 hours. Chemical, physical and electrical changes due to degradation have been assessed using various techniques. It has been found that the content of low molecular weight molecules and hydrophobicity reduced significantly. Also, due to oxidation and aging there is appreciable increase in surface roughness and weight percentage of oxygen. Study is under progress and only intermediate results are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 07:00
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20577

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