Electrical trees developed using point-plane samples have been investigated under three different voltage conditions: AC, AC with positive DC bias, and AC with negative DC bias. Visual observations mainly indicate two types of electrical tree progression from initiation to breakdown: “forward and backward” (FB) trees and “forward” (F) trees. FB trees can be observed in AC tests, while F trees occur in AC with DC bias tests. The difference between AC with negative DC bias and AC with positive DC bias is the growth of a rapid long branch prior to breakdown under negative DC bias conditions. Based on the pulse sequence analysis (PSA) technique applied to the PD data associated with electrical tree growth, the findings confirm that PSA curves under different voltage tests have different regions and PSA features can be indicators of tree growth.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Dielectrics 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- partial discharge (PD)
- electrical tree
- AC with DC bias
- pulse sequence analysis
- epoxy resin