Application of time domain reflectometry technique in detecting water tree degradation within polymeric-insulated cable

@article{Ariffin2012ApplicationOT,
  title={Application of time domain reflectometry technique in detecting water tree degradation within polymeric-insulated cable},
  author={Azrul Mohd Ariffin and Tze Mei Kuan and Suhaila Sulaiman and H. A. Illias},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis},
  year={2012},
  pages={1163-1166}
}
Polymeric-insulated power cables are often subjected to multiple sources of degradation. Generally, the main cause for electrical breakdown in this type of cable insulation is usually due to the microscopic impurities and defects located in the bulk, or even at the interfaces of the material. When the dielectric is subjected to a high electrical stress, imperfections such as protrusions, contaminants and microvoids, will all act as points where the electric field is enhanced; increasing the… CONTINUE READING