Effect of pollution severity on electric field distribution along a polymeric insulator

A Arshad, A. Nekahi, S. G. McMeekin, M. Farzaneh

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Abstract

To study the effect of pollution level on electric field distribution of polymeric insulators, simulations were carried out using Comsol Multiphysics. The effect of light, medium, heavy and very heavy pollution on the electric field and potential distribution was investigated. Pollution was modelled as a uniform conductive water layer on the insulator surface. Electric field analysis was carried out by changing the conductivity of the pollution layer. Simulation results show that electric field strength is high at the junction of the sheath and shed and minimum at the top of the shed. It was also observed from simulations that electric field stress increases with increasing pollution level. The result of this study will help scientists and engineers in the design and selection of outdoor insulators for different polluted environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPADM 2015 - 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials
Pages612-615
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479989034
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials, ICPADM 2015 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 19 Jul 201522 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials
Volume2015-October

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials, ICPADM 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period19/07/1522/07/15

Keywords

  • electric field
  • FEM
  • pollution
  • polymer insulator

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    Arshad, A., Nekahi, A., McMeekin, S. G., & Farzaneh, M. (2015). Effect of pollution severity on electric field distribution along a polymeric insulator. In ICPADM 2015 - 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (pp. 612-615). [7295346] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials; Vol. 2015-October). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPADM.2015.7295346