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Comparative characterisation of conventional and textured 11 kV insulators using the rotating wheel dip test

Krzma, Adnan, Albano, Maurizio and Haddad, Abderrahmane 2020. Comparative characterisation of conventional and textured 11 kV insulators using the rotating wheel dip test. High Voltage 5 (6) , pp. 739-746. 10.1049/hve.2019.0189

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Abstract

Surface tracking and erosion is an irreversible degradation occurring on the insulator surface, and this can ultimately lead to failure of the insulator. Polymeric materials such as silicone rubber have many advantages; including a superior hydrophobic surface. However, polymers are exposed to ageing and degradation resulting from electrical and environmental stresses. The rotating wheel dip test is adopted to conduct a comparative study of surface conduction on the two insulators. A conventional design has been selected and compared with insulators having textured surface. Monitoring of the shed surface and insulator trunk using an IR camera were carried out to assess the temperature distribution along insulator profiles. A spatial analysis was also performed to identify key features of the two designs. Localised surface conductance measurements are proposed in this study. This helps to understand and distinguish the trends of conductance and its distribution on each surface, helping to predict the future surface degradation associated to each design.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
ISSN: 2397-7264
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 December 2020
Date of Acceptance: 26 April 2020
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 12:45
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/137087

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