Space Charge Studies on Mid-voltage Cable by Thermally Stimulated Depolarization Currents in the Melting Temperature Range.
Frutos Rayego, Fabián
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Física Aplicada I|
|Published in||2004 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (1), 248-251, Toulouse, France, July 5-9, 2004|
|Abstract||In the present work, a XLPE mid-voltage cable
from General Cable CO. has been studied by Thermally
stimulated depolarization currents. Systematic
measurements have been carried out in order to compare
the conductive ...
In the present work, a XLPE mid-voltage cable from General Cable CO. has been studied by Thermally stimulated depolarization currents. Systematic measurements have been carried out in order to compare the conductive processes in this cable with previous results. Depolarization current as a function of thermal annealing, thermal history, polarizing field and polarizing time and temperature has been obtained. The results show the presence of a broad and complex heteropolar process between 60 and 120°C as expected. Annealing of the sample at temperatures above SOT develops an homopolar contribution associated to chemical components diffused from the cable semiconducting layers into the XLPE bulk. For annealing times of 60min at 140T and 2 days at 90°C, the homoplar current intensity reaches a maximum, decreasing and recovering the heteropolar sign with further annealing. Experiments performed with different polarizing times and temperatures show as well the presence of an homopolar contribution, overlapped to the heteropolar behavior, that increases continuously with polarizing time. These results indicate that conductive processes within the XLPE are probably responsible of homopolar charge injection.