Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Electrical degradation of 15 kV polymer insulators under accelerated tracking and erosion test conditions
by Tripathi, Rahul, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2013, 84; 1543384
Abstract (Summary)

Polymer insulators have been increasingly accepted by industry and utilities to replace porcelain insulators because of well-known advantages that polymer insulators have, such as light weight, ease of handling, reduced installation and maintenance cost. Significant improvement in the quality and performance of polymer insulators has been made in the three decades since their introduction for use in high voltage transmission and distribution systems. However, the industry in general still has questions about the service life of such polymer material used as electrical insulation for various transmission and distribution line equipments.

This thesis investigates the performance and reliability of 15 kV distribution class polymer insulators under accelerated aging test conditions for its onsite use in overhead distribution lines based on the experimental test results.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Grzybowski, Stanislaw
Commitee: Fu, Yong, Taylor, Clayborne D., Jr.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Electrical engineering
Keywords: Polymer insulators
Publication Number: 1543384
ISBN: 978-1-303-29647-5
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