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Salt-Fog Pollution Test-A Modification to Suit Natural Conditions

Gopalakrishna, HV and Nandagopal, MR (1973) Salt-Fog Pollution Test-A Modification to Suit Natural Conditions. In: IEEE Transactions on Electrical Insulation, 8 (2). pp. 33-35.

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Salt-fog tests as per International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recommendations were conducted on stationtype insulators with large leakage lengths. Later, tests were conducted to simulate natural conditions. From these tests, it was understood that the pollution flashover would occur because of nonuniform pollution layers causing nonuniform voltage distribution during a natural drying-up period. The leakage current during test conditions was very small and the evidence was that the leakage current did not play any significant role in causing flashovers. In the light of the experimental results, some modification of the test procedure is suggested.

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: 05 Jan 2010 08:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23230

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