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Studies on the ageing behavior of various synthetic and natural insulation oils

Hosier, Ian L, Vaughan, Alun S and Swingler, Steve G (2008) Studies on the ageing behavior of various synthetic and natural insulation oils At 2008 International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, France. 29 Jun - 04 Jul 2008. , pp. 331-334.

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Dodecylbenzene (DDB) is now widely used in UK underground high voltage cables due to its biodegradability and improved gas absorbing properties. However, the potential of vegetable oils as high voltage insulation liquids has yet to be fully realized. These liquids could be used as direct replacements where traditional synthetic oils are currently used. In this paper we report on the ageing behavior of dodecylbenzene, mineral oil and a range of different vegetable oils. These were thermally aged under an oxidizing atmosphere and their ageing behavior was then characterized by ultra-violet/visible, infrared and dielectric spectroscopy techniques. Measurements of viscosity were also undertaken to supplement the spectroscopic data.

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Published date: July 2008
Additional Information: This paper appears in the electronic proceedings of the conference as paper s4-07 Event Dates: 29 th June - 4 th July 2008
Venue - Dates: 2008 International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, France, 2008-06-29 - 2008-07-04
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, EEE


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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2008 13:00
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:20

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Author: Alun S Vaughan
Author: Steve G Swingler

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