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Multi-phase Accelerating Test Method of Thermal Aging Considering Heat Generation of Electric Equipment

전기기기의 발열을 고려한 다단계 가속열노화 방법

  • Received : 2013.03.20
  • Accepted : 2013.09.17
  • Published : 2013.10.01

Abstract

Thermal aging test is performed to qualify the life time of equipment in thermally aged condition. Due to long life time more than 10 years like as in power plant, the equipment is subjected to the accelerated thermal aging condition which is able to shorten the long aging test period by increasing aging temperature. Normally, conservatism of thermal aging test causes to impose unbalanced and excessive thermal load on components of the equipment, and deformation and damage problems of the components. Additionally, temperature rise of each component through heat generation of the electric equipment leads to long-term problem of the test period. Multi-phase accelerating aging test is to perform thermal aging test in multiple aging conditions after dividing into groups with various components of equipment. The groups might be classified considering various factors such as activation energy, temperature rise, glass transition temperature and melting temperature. In this study, we verify that the multi-phase accelerating aging test method can reduce and equalize the thermal over load of the components and shorten aging test time.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국에너지기술평가원(KETEP)

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