Analysis on the Performance of High Insulation Materials for Current Bending XLPE Cable
Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) as insulation material has been widely used in the manufacturing of medium and high voltage cables for its excellent physical, chemical, mechanical and electrical properties. However, as cable insulation, the XLPE will degradate under service conditions, such as thermal oxidative degradation, mechanical treatment, operating environment etc. In this paper, the closed cable loop had been heated for 7 days by induced current of 1000A, and several diagnostic measurements had been adopted to characterize the performance of XLPE. Firstly FTIR has been conducted on different bending degree cable samples in order to reveal the effect of mechanical treatment on the content changes which occur in XLPE insulation layers. DSC analysis showed the effect of cooling process on the shoulder melting peak temperatures. In the last part, microstructure of the insulation of high current bending XLPE cable was studied. The results showed that the properties of the bending cable after heating by the high current changed a lot and the degree of bending also has an effect on the performance of the cable.
Junichi Hojo, Tohru Sekino, Jian Feng Yang, Hyung Sun Kim and Wen Bin Cao
X. Yu et al., "Analysis on the Performance of High Insulation Materials for Current Bending XLPE Cable", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 922, pp. 175-179, 2018