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Prebreakdown phenomena in hydrocarbon liquids in a point-plane gap under step voltage. Part 1: behaviour at positive polarity
This study addresses the dielectric performance of nonpolar hydrocarbon liquids and mineral oils under positive polarity stress. It is of interest to improve knowledge on how functional properties of dielectric liquids vary, as new brands arrive in the market, and existing standards are unsuited for...
Pre-breakdown phenomena in hydrocarbon liquids in a point-plane gap under step voltage. Part 2: behaviour under negative polarity and comparison with positive polarity
This study addresses the dielectric performance of nonpolar hydrocarbon liquids and mineral oils under negative polarity stress. Stopping length for non-breakdown streamers, breakdown voltages and velocities for various pre-breakdown streamer modes have been studied for a selection of model liquids ...
Pressure-Dependent Propagation of Streamers under Step Voltage in a long Point-Plane Gap in Transformer Oil
The effect of pressure on positive and negative streamer propagation in a mineral transformer oil is studied in an 80 mm point-plane gap under step voltage. Increased pressure causes reduced stopping length for non-breakdown streamers, higher breakdown voltage, reduced background current, reduced br...
CIGRE Work on Impregnated Insulation Systems for Transformers
Pressure Dependent Propagation of Positive Streamers in a long Point-Plane Gap in Transformer Oil
The propagation of positive streamers in a naphtenic transformer oil in an 80 mm point-plane gap has been investigated under an impulse voltage being close to a step voltage and under pressures ranging from 0.1 to 1.7 MPa. As has previously been found in short gap experiments of 1 – 7 mm in various ...
Ageing of liquid impregnated cellulose for power transformers
Time to breakdown studies for liquids of different physico-chemical nature
An automated setup for testing dielectric performance of liquids in a small point-to-plane gap is presented. It provides step voltages with rise times around 30 ns, with amplitudes up to 90 kV. Breakdown studies of thirteen different liquids were conducted with a gap distance of 4 mm in a test cell ...
Field dependent conductivity of n-pentane
A sensitive differential charge measurement technique was used to measure the conduction current from a sharp needle in a needle plane geometry in n-pentane. The current was measured at voltages up to the threshold for streamer inception in n-pentane with a positive needle polarity. The measured cur...