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Ageing of liquid impregnated cellulose for power 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 ...
Comparison between synthetic ester and mineral oil impregnated transformer paper aging markers
For transformers in service, aging markers from cellulose in oil such as furans, water, methanol and acids are measured for diagnostic purposes. The content of these indicators, measured in oil, may therefore vary with load, temperature, solid and liquid insulation aging, as well as marker stability...
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...
Positive third mode streamers in insulating oil
Third mode streamers have been studied in the mineral oil Nytro 10 XN, gas-to-liquid oil Diala S4 ZX-1 and the high viscosity white oil Primol 352, in an 80 mm point-plane gap under step impulse voltage. Third mode streamer velocities were in the range 4–60 km/s. The "acceleration" of the ...
Electrocoalescence III : staus and summary report from activities
Statistical analysis of dielectric breakdown of liquid insulated printed circuit boards
For introducing power converters at ambient pressure at large sea depths, dielectric liquids are proposed as insulation for power electronic converters. This paper presents statistical analysis of short time tests of partial discharge and breakdown voltage on the trench between metallized edges of p...