Miguel S. Garcia

Electrical Engineer, MSc. MIET

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I will be using this blog to interact with you about science news and electrical engineering subjects, expanding on some of the topics in it and posting on some of the ideas related to my researches. This is a great place for you to get to know me and to learn about renewable resources, electricity and HVDC projects.

Electrical Ageing Markers for Polyethylene Insulation based on Space Charge Accumulation and Apparent Mobility

September 25, 2013miguelsepulvedagarcia@yahoo.es0 Comments

Space charge accumulation within polymeric materials has been associated with their accelerated ageing. The measurement of this phenomenon can be used to correlate space charge profiles and their evolution to ageing. In this paper, accumulated charge depletion after long electrical ageing processes has been analyzed following a research trend pointed out in previous works. In order to extend this analysis to several materials, the electrically barely known UHMWPE (Ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene), mostly used in medical applications, has been compared to well-known XLPE and LDPE. It has been proposed some extremely simple indicators that can be used to know the ageing of a polymeric insulation without incurring in simplifying assumptions and using only the charge profiles obtained directly from the space charge measurements taken by PEA (Pulse Electro Acoustic) method.

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