Effect of Thermal Mechanical Stresses on Electrical Characteristics of Polymer Housed Surge Arresters

열-기계적 스트레스가 폴리머 피뢰기의 전기적 특성에 미치는 영향

  • 조한구 (한국전기연구원 재료응용연구단) ;
  • 유대훈 (한국전기연구원 재료응용연구단)
  • Published : 2007.06.01


This paper describes the results of a study on the sealing integrity of polymer housed surge arrester based on the thermal mechanical test. The polymer housed surge arrester employs silicone insulating materials for its housing, instead of the conventional porcelain housing. The polymer housed surge arresters exhibited the highest sealing integrity because it is not air volume between the FRP(fiber reinforced plastics) module and the silicone housing. In accordance, the sealing integrity of station class surge arresters is investigated with moisture ingress test. And, the influence of sealing integrity was evaluated through such as measurement of the deflection, reference voltage, leakage current. In electrical characteristics, reference voltage decreased in the range of $16.45{\sim}16.15\;kV$ with after thermal mechanical test. In contrary, despite the continued moisture ingress, the polymer housed surge arresters exhibited almost the same leakage current value and the resistive leakage current has risen slightly. As a results, It was thought that the polymer housed surge arresters shows good stability with sealing integrity.


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