The electrical performance of thermoplastic polymers when used as insulation in cables

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Abstract

With the technological development of the chemical synthesis industry, polymeric insulation, especially extruded material, gradually replaces traditional paper-insulated lead covered (PILC) cable to become a popular type of cable. Among potential candidates, XLPE has become a popular material because of its excellent electrical properties as well as dielectric properties. However, the material does not lend itself to ease of recycling. Recently, there is interest shown in using material that is easily recycled. Thermoplastic material seems an automatic contender but research is required to understand the electrical performance of such material. This paper will introduce the advantages of thermosetting material XLPE used as cable insulation and the categories of thermoplastics under different stresses. Thermal stress, voltage stress and environmental stress are the most common stresses considered for material performance. In addition, the degradation mechanisms and the relationship between different stresses were also considered in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3254-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2014
Event2013 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference2013 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period2/09/135/09/13

Keywords

  • power cable insulation
  • thermal stresses
  • XLPE insulation
  • electrical performance
  • thermoplastic polymers
  • insulation in cables

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