Generation of methanol and ethanol from inhibited mineral oil

Shanika Matharage, Qiang Liu, Zhongdong Wang, Gordon Wilson, Paul Dyer, Pascal Mavrommatis

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    Ageing assessment of transformer paper insulation is commonly conducted through measurement of different chemical indicators in oil such as carbon oxide gases and furanic compounds [1]. Apart from these conventional paper ageing indicators, recent research success has shown that methanol and ethanol in transformers can also be used to indicate the degradation of transformer paper insulation [2].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication13th International Electrical Insulation Conference (INSUCON), 2017 INSUCON
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-9998-1569-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • oil
    • Methanol
    • Aging
    • ethanol
    • transformer oil
    • transformer asset management


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