Arc tracking resistance of polymeric materials in oxygen deficient conditions

S. Venkataraman, R. S. Gorur, R. Bass, C. Rhodes

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Abstract

Polymeric materials are used as liners in pipelines in the oil industry. In some applications, they are subjected to electrical stress in a high-pressure gaseous medium that can have little or no free oxygen. Contact with liquid contamination is a distinct possibility. In order to understand the behavior of polymeric materials under such conditions, a series of laboratory tests were performed using the ASTM - D 2303 Inclined Plane (IP) testing arrangement. Testing was performed under ambient as well as high-pressure conditions produced by nitrogen and methane. The results indicate that the tracking and erosion resistance of materials obtained under ambient conditions can be significantly different from, those obtained in oxygen deficient high-pressure media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Annual Report
Pages104-107
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 Annual Report: Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dieletric Phenomena - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2003Oct 22 2003

Other

Other2003 Annual Report: Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dieletric Phenomena
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period10/19/0310/22/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Venkataraman, S., Gorur, R. S., Bass, R., & Rhodes, C. (2003). Arc tracking resistance of polymeric materials in oxygen deficient conditions. In Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Annual Report (pp. 104-107)