Measurements of hydrophobicity for silicone rubber coating on outdoor insulators

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ConferenceNCSL International Workshop and Symposium, July 19-23, 2015 Grapevine, Texas
AbstractIn this paper condition assessment of silicon rubber coating applied to high voltage insulators is proposed. Electrical, thermal and chemical measurement methods are used to evaluate the condition of silicon rubber coating. From an asset management perspective, hydrophobicity is shown to be the key indicator of aging, and this the remnant life, of the coating material. The increase in the content of surface oxygen is an indicator of hydrophobicity deterioration under the power system. In addition, detecting the diffusion of the low-molecular-weight siloxane from the bulk to the surface can be utilized to indicate the relative ability to recover hydrophobicity after aging.
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AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21276422
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