Temperature Effect on Electrical Aging Model for Field-Aged Oil Impregnated Paper Insulation

Devayan Basu, Babak Gholizad, Rob Ross, Shima Mousavi Gargari

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Abstract

The time-to-failure for oil-impregnated paper (OIP) insulation is governed by two primary aging mechanisms: electrical and thermal. The electrical life can be represented as an Inverse Power Law, where lifetime is inversely proportional to applied electric field. The process of thermal aging on the other hand is established by Arrhenius Law, which relates the rate of aging exponentially to temperature. Due to thermal aging, the structure of insulation is altered owing to chemical changes like oxidation, polymerization, and cellulose degradation. For life estimation of a service-aged high-pressure gas filled (HPGF) cables, electrical endurance tests are normally performed at controlled voltage levels to estimate the time to breakdown. However, it is equally necessary to investigate how thermal aging influence changes in the electrical life of insulation. Therefore, in this paper, firstly short-term ramped stress tests are carried out on elevated thermal aged OIP samples extracted from already field-aged HPGF to find a rough estimate of breakdown voltages at different temperatures. Then, long-term electro-thermal step stress tests are performed on the samples to establish a correlation of temperature on the electrical life of the OIP insulation. The long-term stress tests produce reliable breakdown statistics and Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Inverse Power Law fitted on 2-parameter Weibull distributed breakdown data indicate a reduction of model parameter, n from 13.61 to 7.38 with an increase in temperature from 45 to 75 °C and a constant shape factor, beta of 1.50. The dissipation factor, tandelta related to the aging also shows an increase with temperature across a wide frequency range and is inversely proportional to the breakdown voltage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEIDP 2022 - 2022 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena
PublisherIEEE
Pages418-421
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665467957
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2022 - Denver, United States
Duration: 30 Oct 20222 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameAnnual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP
Volume2022-November
ISSN (Print)0084-9162

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period30/10/222/11/22

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