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Space Charge Behavior of Oil-paper Insulation Thermally Aged under Different Temperatures and Moistures
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Space Charge Behavior of Oil-paper Insulation Thermally Aged under Different Temperatures and Moistures
Zhou, Yuan-Xiang; Huang, Meng; Chen, Wei-Jiang; Jin, Fu-Bao;
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Moisture and high temperature are the most important factors that lead to the ageing of oil-paper insulation, but the research about space charge characteristics of oil-paper insulation does not take the combined effect of ambient temperature, moisture and thermal ageing into account. The pulsed electroacoustic (PEA) method was used to investigate the influence of moisture and temperature on space charge characteristics of oil paper at different ageing stages. The results showed that moisture could speed up formation of space charge in oil paper when water concentration was low, but the formation was restrained if the water concentration was high. At the beginning of thermal ageing, heterogeneous charge accumulation had predominance, but it gradually changed to homogeneous charge injection with ageing. It was believed that moisture concentration could speed up ageing and enhance charge accumulation on one hand, and accelerate or slow down the establishment speed of space charge on the other hand, therefore, charge accumulation type changed with ageing. The more seriously the oil-paper insulation was thermally aged, the deeper the trap energy level was, hence more space charge was trapped, which could be speeded up by increasing the ageing temperature, but the effect of ambient temperature did not fit the Arrhenius law.
Moisture;Oil-paper insulation;Pulsed electroacoustic method;Space charge;Temperature;Thermal ageing;
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