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Smart Materials as Intelligent Insulation

Smart Materials as Intelligent Insulation
Smart Materials as Intelligent Insulation
In order to provide a robust infrastructure for the transmission and distribution of electrical power, understanding and monitoring equipment ageing and failure is of paramount importance. Commonly, failure is associated with degradation of the dielectric material; therefore the introduction of a smart moiety into the material is a potentially attractive means of continual condition monitoring. It is important that any introduction of smart groups into the dielectric does not have any detrimental effect on the desirable electrical and mechanical properties of the bulk material. Initial work focussed on the introduction of fluorophores into a model dielectric system. Fluorescence is known to be a visible effect even at very low concentrations of active fluorophores and therefore was thought well suited to such an application. It was necessary both to optimise the active fluorophore itself and to determine the most appropriate manner in which to introduce the fluorophores into the insulating system. This presentation will describe the effect of introducing fluorophores into polymeric systems on the dielectric properties of the material and the findings thus far [1]. Alternative smart material systems will also be discussed along with the benefits and limitations of smart materials as electric field sensors.
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Holt, A F, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Vaughan, A S and Lang, P (2011) Smart Materials as Intelligent Insulation. UHVnet 2011, Winchester, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. p. 65 .

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Abstract

In order to provide a robust infrastructure for the transmission and distribution of electrical power, understanding and monitoring equipment ageing and failure is of paramount importance. Commonly, failure is associated with degradation of the dielectric material; therefore the introduction of a smart moiety into the material is a potentially attractive means of continual condition monitoring. It is important that any introduction of smart groups into the dielectric does not have any detrimental effect on the desirable electrical and mechanical properties of the bulk material. Initial work focussed on the introduction of fluorophores into a model dielectric system. Fluorescence is known to be a visible effect even at very low concentrations of active fluorophores and therefore was thought well suited to such an application. It was necessary both to optimise the active fluorophore itself and to determine the most appropriate manner in which to introduce the fluorophores into the insulating system. This presentation will describe the effect of introducing fluorophores into polymeric systems on the dielectric properties of the material and the findings thus far [1]. Alternative smart material systems will also be discussed along with the benefits and limitations of smart materials as electric field sensors.

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Published date: 18 January 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 18-19 January 2011
Venue - Dates: UHVnet 2011, Winchester, United Kingdom, 2011-01-18 - 2011-01-19
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 271863
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271863
PURE UUID: 2ef4a873-4f4e-41b4-a795-440ecd6be8e9
ORCID for A S Vaughan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-513X

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Date deposited: 04 Jan 2011 20:30
Last modified: 21 Nov 2021 02:49

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Author: A F Holt
Author: R C D Brown
Author: P L Lewin
Author: A S Vaughan ORCID iD
Author: P Lang

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