27 August 2017 to 1 September 2017
RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Creepage Discharge Characteristics of a Solid Insulation Material for Superconducting Applications

30 Aug 2017, 13:15
1h 45m
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Posters Area

Poster Presentation of 1h45m F9 - Electrical Insulation for Magnets Wed-Af-Po3.10


Ms Onyou Lee (Electrical Engineering, Korea National University of Transportation)


Solid insulation materials for superconducting applications are required to be robust in terms of both mechanical and electrical performance. The electrical insulation performance of gaseous medium is inferior to that of liquid medium. Also, the characteristics of creepage discharge is inferior to those of penetration breakdown. Therefore, electrical breakdown of a high voltage superconducting apparatus easily occur at current lead part filled with gaseous insulation medium as a form of creepage discharge rather than as a form of penetration breakdown. In this study, dielectric experiments on the creepage discharge characteristics of epoxy resin under various pressures using two kinds of electrode systems are conducted. The first one is for the creepage discharge along the surface of epoxy resin in gaseous and liquid nitrogen. The other is for the creepage discharge along the interface between two different epoxy resins in contact. Dielectric experiments are conducted with respect to various pressures from 0.1 MPa to 0.5 MPa. As results, characteristics of electric field intensity at creepage discharge under AC and DC voltage are deduced as an empirical formula.

Submitters Country Republic of Korea

Primary authors

Hyoungku Kang (Korea National University of Transportation) Ms Onyou Lee (Electrical Engineering, Korea National University of Transportation)


Hongseok Lee (Korea National University of Transportation)

Presentation Materials