Investigating flashover behaviour of silicone rubber insulators under contaminated conditions

Arshad, A. Nekahi, S.G. McMeekin, M. Farzaneh

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Abstract

Flashover behaviour of silicone rubber insulators were analysed under contaminated conditions in this paper. The modified IEC 60507 Standard was used to simulate pollution deposition on the insulator surface. Experiments were carried out at different pollution level and changing leakage distances to investigate the behaviour of silicone rubber insulators. It was shown experimentally that flashover voltage is highly dependent on pollution level and leakage distance. The result of this study can be used to investigate the ageing of silicone rubber insulators and their selection for contaminated and wet environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP)
PublisherIEEE
Pages856-859
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467374989
ISBN (Print)9781467374965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • flashover
  • pollution
  • leakage currents
  • surface contamination
  • rubber
  • voltage measurement

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