The electric fields at the cable accessories such as jointing and termination are not uniform due to the nonuniformity structures of the accessories. Thus, it has attracted the formation of the electrical tree inside the cable accessory that is commonly made from silicone rubber. Also, the location of the cable that is exposed to the high temperature level gives severe effect to the electrical performance of the insulation. Recently, the inclusion of nanoparticles into the cable insulation has resulted in a promising outcome by resisting the discharge phenomenon such as treeing. However, the study on partial discharge during electrical trees grown in silicone rubber nanocomposites under elevated temperature is scarce including the statistical analysis of the partial discharge mechanisms. Therefore, this chapter is aiming to analyze the statistical behaviors of partial discharge during electrical tree growth in silicone rubber nanocomposites under the effect of temperature.
Part of the book: Polymer Dielectrics