Insulator contamination monitoring and performance in a nuclear power generating station

R. S. Gorur, M. Bajpai

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a project performed to (a) determine the severity of insulator contamination in a nuclear power generating station, and (b) compare and evaluate different types of room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicone rubber coatings available for improving the contamination performance of the porcelain insulators in the station. Cap and pin suspension insulators coated with four different formulations of RTV silicone rubber and uncoated insulators, were evaluated over a 3 year period. Periodic measurements of ESDD, NSDD, contaminant analysis, flashover testing and material analysis were performed. Results indicate that the RTV coatings evaluated can provide a significant improvement in the contamination performance, are resistant to environmental conditions prevailing in the station, and exhibit similar electrical and weathering characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages746-749
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 5th IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials. Part 1 (of 2) - Seoul, Korea
Duration: May 25 1997May 30 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 5th IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySeoul, Korea
Period5/25/975/30/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Gorur, R. S., & Bajpai, M. (1997). Insulator contamination monitoring and performance in a nuclear power generating station. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (Vol. 2, pp. 746-749). IEEE.