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Comparison of laser ablation and inclined plane tracking tests as a means to rank materials for outdoor HV insulators

Comparison of laser ablation and inclined plane tracking tests as a means to rank materials for outdoor HV insulators
Comparison of laser ablation and inclined plane tracking tests as a means to rank materials for outdoor HV insulators
As the popularity of polymeric composites for outdoor high voltage (HV) use continues to increase, surface degradation through electrical discharge activity is becoming a more serious issue. In order to design composites offering improved resistance to degradation, and hence improved component lifetimes, tests need to be performed under controlled conditions in order to rank different materials. Inclined plane tracking tests are often used to determine the relative performance of various material formulations used in their construction. An alternative approach is to employ a high power laser to deposit known amounts of energy at a known rate to the sample surface. In this paper a variety of material formulations were subjected to inclined plane tracking tests as well as to laser ablation testing. The results indicate that the two test methods compare favorably and that laser ablation offers a quick and cost effective way of screening candidate material formulations, prior to more detailed study.
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Hosier, I.L.
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Abd Rahman, M.S.
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Vaughan, A.S.
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Kornmann, X.
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Schmidt, L.E.
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Hosier, I.L.
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Vaughan, A.S.
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Krivda, A.
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Kornmann, X.
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Schmidt, L.E.
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Hosier, I.L., Abd Rahman, M.S., Vaughan, A.S., Krivda, A., Kornmann, X. and Schmidt, L.E. (2013) Comparison of laser ablation and inclined plane tracking tests as a means to rank materials for outdoor HV insulators. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 20 (5), 1808-1819.

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As the popularity of polymeric composites for outdoor high voltage (HV) use continues to increase, surface degradation through electrical discharge activity is becoming a more serious issue. In order to design composites offering improved resistance to degradation, and hence improved component lifetimes, tests need to be performed under controlled conditions in order to rank different materials. Inclined plane tracking tests are often used to determine the relative performance of various material formulations used in their construction. An alternative approach is to employ a high power laser to deposit known amounts of energy at a known rate to the sample surface. In this paper a variety of material formulations were subjected to inclined plane tracking tests as well as to laser ablation testing. The results indicate that the two test methods compare favorably and that laser ablation offers a quick and cost effective way of screening candidate material formulations, prior to more detailed study.

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Published date: October 2013
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Local EPrints ID: 358086
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/358086
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ORCID for I.L. Hosier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4365-9385
ORCID for A.S. Vaughan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-513X

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Date deposited: 30 Sep 2013 15:13
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:07

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Author: I.L. Hosier ORCID iD
Author: M.S. Abd Rahman
Author: A.S. Vaughan ORCID iD
Author: A. Krivda
Author: X. Kornmann
Author: L.E. Schmidt

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