Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Evolution of bubbles in oil-paper insulation influenced by material quality and ageing

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Koch, M. ; Omicron Electron., Klaus, Austria ; Tenbohlen, S.

This study experimentally investigated and theoretically analysed the evolution of gas bubbles in a wet oil-paper insulation system. Water vapour bubbles significantly decrease the dielectric withstand strength of insulating oil. The influence of moisture content on paper, quality of oil, quality of paper, ageing state and temperature increase on this -Bubble Effect- was systematically investigated. New thermally upgraded paper combined with new insulation oil shows the best resistibility against bubbling because of its microstructure. Paper ageing increases the bubble inception temperature, whereas oil ageing decreases this parameter. Bubbles appear only for a steep temperature rise of more than 3-K/min; for lower values the moisture diffuses into the oil only. An empirical equation that calculates the inception temperature with respect to paper and oil quality and ageing is derived. The evolution of gaseous bubbles constitutes a risk for transformer operation if a steep temperature gradient occurs, if the moisture in paper is above 2- and if bubbles move into an area with high dielectric stress.

Published in:

Electric Power Applications, IET  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

January 2011

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.