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Influence of thermal treatment and residues on space charge accumulation in XLPE for DC power cable application

Fu, M., Chen, G., Dissado, A. & Fothergill, J. (2007). Influence of thermal treatment and residues on space charge accumulation in XLPE for DC power cable application. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 14(1), pp. 53-64. doi: 10.1109/TDEI.2007.302872


Effects of cross-linking by-products (residues) of polyethylene on space charge accumulation and decay are investigated in the paper using the pulsed electro-acoustic technique. Space charge profiles have shown a great variation both in the charge initiation over the voltage ramping up process and later on long term stressing and decay (volts off) among the samples subjected to different conditioning, which results in diverse residues content (fresh, 0.5% residue and thoroughly degassed). The results show that by-products of cross-linking or the residual impurities play a key role in the space charge accumulation in cross-linked polyethylene. On the removal of impurities by degassing, small homocharge was built up in the vicinity of the electrode. It is concluded that space charge accumulation is governed by the charge injection through dielectric/electrode interface when sample is thoroughly degassed.

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Additional Information: © 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. 'The Influence of Material Modification and Residues on Space Charge Accumulation in XLPE for DC Cable Application' is the title of author's final draft of this article.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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