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Application and suitability of polymeric materials as insulators in electrical equipment

Haque, S. K. M. and Rey, J. A. J. and Umar, Y. and Mas’ud, A. A. and Sukki, F. M. and Jume, B. H. and Rahman, H. and Bani, N. A. (2021) Application and suitability of polymeric materials as insulators in electrical equipment. Energies, 14 (10). ISSN 1996-1073


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en14102758


In this paper, the applications of thermoplastic, thermoset polymers, and a brief description of the functions of each subsystem are reviewed. The synthetic route and characteristics of polymeric materials are presented. The mechanical properties of polymers such as impact behavior, tensile test, bending test, and thermal properties like mold stress-relief distortion, generic thermal indices, relative thermal capability, and relative thermal index are mentioned. Furthermore, this paper covers the electrical behavior of polymers, mainly their dielectric strength. Different techniques for evaluating polymers’ suitability applied for electrical insulation are covered, such as partial discharge and high current arc resistance to ignition. The polymeric materials and processes used for manufacturing cables at different voltage ranges are described, and their applications to high voltage DC systems (HVDC) are discussed. The evolution and limitations of polymeric materials for electrical application and their advantages and future trends are mentioned. However, to reduce the high cost of filler networks and improve their technical properties, new techniques need to be developed. To overcome limitations associated with the accuracy of the techniques used for quantifying residual stresses in polymers, new techniques such as indentation are used with higher force at the stressed location.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:elastomer, electrical properties, epoxy resin
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:94866
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Apr 2022 05:54
Last Modified:30 Apr 2022 05:54

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