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Inclined plane tests of composite, silicone rubber and composite with silicone rubber coated materials

Baharom, Md Nor Ramdon and Cotton, Ian (2009) Inclined plane tests of composite, silicone rubber and composite with silicone rubber coated materials. In: 16th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, 24-28 August 2009, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

Polymeric HV insulators have been used on distribution and transmission lines for more than 25 years and are increasingly replacing porcelain and glass insulators around the world. Typically, the polymeric insulators consist of composite materials for the core and these provide the structural element of the insulator with the application of silicone elastomers for the outer surface. This paper describes the relative performance of pure composite, silicone rubber and silicone rubber coated composite samples during inclined plane tests. The test is conducted in accordance with the standard BS EN 60587:2007. The correlation between visual observations of damage and the leakage current behaviours of these specimens under constant ac stresses are investigated. In addition, the thermal profile of the sample during the tracking processes is analysed based on thermal images captured by an infrared camera.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite, silicone rubber, silicone rubber coated composite
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2010 01:58
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/439
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