Surface flashover of dielectric materials used in pulsed power research

M.P. Wilson, R.A. Fouracre, M.J. Given, S.J. MacGregor, I.V. Timoshkin, K.J. Thomas, M.A. Sinclair, J.M. Lehr

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Abstract

Selection procedures for insulators used under high-voltage/high-current pulsed power conditions are not well defined, and insulator failure has occurred in large pulsed power facilities when the materials were selected based on experience with low frequency systems. For the latter systems, reliable design rules and procedures have been validated for applications under DC and power frequency conditions (50/60 Hz and 400 Hz in aircraft applications). A preliminary investigation of solid dielectric material behaviour under high dE/dt conditions in transformer oil has been undertaken. A 10-stage Marx generator, capable of producing output voltages in the region of 750 kV, was used in conjunction with an adaptable test assembly to determine the flashover properties of different materials. Results on the behaviour and ageing of solid insulators are reported, along with hold-off voltage performance and degradation due to surface discharges.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Pages1665-1668
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0913-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2008
EventPulsed Power Conference, 16th IEEE International -
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

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ConferencePulsed Power Conference, 16th IEEE International
Period1/01/07 → …

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Flashover
Electric potential
Surface discharges
Insulating oil
Aging of materials
Aircraft
Degradation

Keywords

  • surface flashover
  • dielectric materials
  • high-voltage pulsed power systems.

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Wilson, M. P., Fouracre, R. A., Given, M. J., MacGregor, S. J., Timoshkin, I. V., Thomas, K. J., ... Lehr, J. M. (2008). Surface flashover of dielectric materials used in pulsed power research. In 2007 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (pp. 1665-1668). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652510
Wilson, M.P. ; Fouracre, R.A. ; Given, M.J. ; MacGregor, S.J. ; Timoshkin, I.V. ; Thomas, K.J. ; Sinclair, M.A. ; Lehr, J.M. / Surface flashover of dielectric materials used in pulsed power research. 2007 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2008. pp. 1665-1668
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Surface flashover of dielectric materials used in pulsed power research. / Wilson, M.P.; Fouracre, R.A.; Given, M.J.; MacGregor, S.J.; Timoshkin, I.V.; Thomas, K.J.; Sinclair, M.A.; Lehr, J.M.

2007 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2008. p. 1665-1668.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Wilson MP, Fouracre RA, Given MJ, MacGregor SJ, Timoshkin IV, Thomas KJ et al. Surface flashover of dielectric materials used in pulsed power research. In 2007 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. 2008. p. 1665-1668 https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652510