Thermal Analysis and Equivalent Lifetime Prediction of Insulation Material for Nuclear Power Cable

원전 케이블용 절연재료의 열분석과 등가수명

  • Kim, Ji-Yeon (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Yang, Jong-Suk (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Park, Kyeung-Heum (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Seong, Baek-Yong (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Bang, Jeong-Hwan (Department of Environmental Health, Seonam University) ;
  • Park, Dae-Hee (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Wonkwang University)
  • 김지연 (원광대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 양종석 (원광대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 박경흠 (한국수력원자력 중앙연구소) ;
  • 성백용 (원광대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 방정환 (서남대학교 보건환경학과) ;
  • 박대희 (원광대학교 정보통신공학과)
  • Received : 2015.11.25
  • Accepted : 2015.12.21
  • Published : 2016.01.01


The activation energy of a material is an important factor that significantly affects the lifetime and can be used to develop a degradation model. In this study, a thermal analysis was carried out to evaluate and collect quantitative data on the degradation of insulation materials like EPR and CSP used for nuclear power plant cables. The activation energy was determined from the relationship between log ${\beta}$ and 1/T based on the Flynn.Wall.Ozawa method, by a TGA test. The activation energy was also derived from the relationship between ln(t) and 1/T based on isothermal analysis, by an OIT test. The activation energy of EPR derived from thermal analysis was used to calculate the accelerated aging time corresponding to the number of years of use, employing the Arrhenius equation, and determine the elongation corresponding to the accelerated aging time.


Supported by : 원광대학교


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