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Behavior Of High-Voltage Machine Insulation System In The Presence Of Thermal And Electrical Stresses

Rengarajan, S and Agrawal, MD and Nema, RS (1985) Behavior Of High-Voltage Machine Insulation System In The Presence Of Thermal And Electrical Stresses. In: IEEE Transactions On Electrical Insulation, 20 (1). pp. 104-110.

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This paper presents the results on a resin-rich machine insulation system subjected to varying stresses such as electrical (2.6 to 13.3 MV/m) and thermal (40 to 155° C) acting together. Accelerated electro-thermal aging experiments subsequently have been performed to understand the insulation degradation The interpretations are based on several measured properties like capacitance, loss tangent, ac resistance, leakage current, and partial discharge quantities. The results indicate that the changes in properties are not significant below a certain temperature for any applied stress, Beyond this temperature large variations are observed even for low electrical stresses. Electrothermal aging studies reveal that the acceleration of the insulation degradation and the ultimate time to failure depends on the relative values of temperature and voltage stresses. At lower temperatures, below critical, material characteristics of the system predominate whereas beyond this temperature, other phenomena come into play causing insulation deterioration. During aging under combined stresses, it appears that the prevailing temperature of the system has a significant role in the insulation degradation and ultimate failure.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions On Electrical Insulation
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 06:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22109

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