INVESTIGATION OF FLASHOVER VOLTAGE FOR EPOXY COMPOSITES FILLED WITH VARIOUS FILLERS

  • Mohamed. T. M. Mousa Main Department, Hydro Plant Power Generation Company, Ministry of Electricity, Aswan, Egypt
  • Loai. S. Nasrat Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Aswan University, Aswan, Egypt
  • Ziad. M. Ali Electrical Dept., College of Engineering at Wadi Addawasir, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, KSA
Keywords: Epoxy, Filler, Composite Materials, Flashover Voltage

Abstract

Minerals fillers such as Magnesium Oxide (MgO), Alumina Trihydrate (ATH), Calcium Carbonate (CaCo3), and Silica (SiO2) were used to produce epoxy composite for high and medium voltage in electrical application. Effects of types and percentage weight of filler on flashover voltage properties of epoxy resin were determined. Cylindrical rod epoxy samples with different lengths (10, 20, and 30mm) and filler types have been prepared, these fillers with 30% percentage loading of epoxy samples by weight. Flashover voltage of composite material was measured under various environmental conditions, to check the accuracy the test was carried out for five times on each sample under the same condition. Results showed that flashover voltage of composite improved with epoxy/ATH filler at all lengths and conditions, also flashover voltage for samples in dry condition is higher than samples with other conditions at all filler and lengths.

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Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Mousa, T., Nasrat, L., & M. Ali, Z. (2018). INVESTIGATION OF FLASHOVER VOLTAGE FOR EPOXY COMPOSITES FILLED WITH VARIOUS FILLERS . International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 5(9), 50-58. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v5.i9.2018.288