Electrical Properties of Silicone Rubber with Different Particle Size and Amount of ATH

ATH의 입자크기 및 첨가량에 따른 실리콘 고무의 전기적 특성

  • Published : 2003.11.13

Abstract

Silicone rubber has very excellent chemical stability and hydrophobicity. A hydrophobic surface can prevent the formation of continuous water films on the surface in wet and heavily contaminated conditions. This phenomenon contributes to the suppression of leakage current and partial discharges on insulator surfaces. Silicone rubber has been used much for housing materials of polymer insulators. ATH is added to the silicone rubber for improvement of its resistance against surface discharge. In this paper, ATH with different particle size and content was added to the silicone rubber during compounding. Silicone rubber was deteriorated by a corona treatment. Hydrophobicity recovery rate after corona treatment and arc resistance of silicone rubber were investigated. Hydrophobicity recovery rate of silicone rubber was evaluated by the measurement of contact angle. Arc resistance was evaluated by measuring weight loss of silicone rubber after arc resistance test. It was observed that the hydrophobicity recovery rate and arc resistance of silicone rubber were different when different particle size and content of ATH were added.