Bubble Formation from Non-Thermally Upgraded Kraft Paper in Alternative Insulating Liquids

Christian Posniker, Shanika Matharage, Zhongdong Wang, David Walker, Andree Hilker, Attila Gyore

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Abstract

Bubble formation in transformers could lead to their failure, resulting in severe outages in the electricity network. Hence, understanding the parameters that impact the bubble formation process is crucial to maintain the transformer's dependable operation. Commonly, mineral oil and non-thermally upgraded Kraft paper have been used as the insulating materials for power transformers, and the risk of bubble formation has been studied for this material combination. However, new insulating liquids such as esters and gas-to-liquid technology-based oils are recently gaining more popularity and studies on bubble formation for these alternative liquids are limited. In this paper, the impact of alternative liquids on bubble formation has been investigated by using a small-scale test tube-based system. Studies have shown that when considering the water content in the paper at the time of bubble formation, the bubble formation temperature is comparable across different liquid types.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICDL 2023 - 22nd IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9798350302172
ISBN (Print)9798350302172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2023
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, ICDL 2023 - Worcester, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 202328 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids
Volume2023-June
ISSN (Print)2153-3725
ISSN (Electronic)2153-3733

Conference

Conference22nd IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, ICDL 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWorcester
Period25/06/2328/06/23

Keywords

  • alternative liquids
  • bubble formation
  • failure
  • transformer
  • winding insulation

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