Contamination Performance of Polymeric Insulating Materials Used for Outdoor Insulation Applications

R. S. Gorur, S. Sundhara Rajan, O. G. Amburgey

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Results of a laboratory evaluation of the contamination performance of silicone rubber and ethylene propylenediene monomer rubber polymers are presented. It has been shown that due to significant material differences, these polymers cannot be evaluated using experimental conditions standardized for porcelain and glass. Test conditions which yield good correlation to service experience with polymeric insulators are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electrical Insulation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1989


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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