An Experimental Study of the Dielectric Parameters of PVC Nano-Composites under Corona Conditions

Authors

  • Amine Berrag DAC HR Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ferhat Abbas Setif I University, Algeria
  • Lakhdar Madani DAC HR Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ferhat Abbas Setif I University, Algeria
  • Saad Belkhiat DAC HR Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ferhat Abbas Setif I University, Algeria
Volume: 13 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 10523-10528 | April 2023 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.5737

Abstract

Poly-Vinyl Chloride (PVC) is a commonly used material used in cable insulation sheaths, but its dielectric properties can be negatively impacted by electric aging. This study investigates the use of nano-fillers, specifically alumina (Al2O3), titanium dioxide (TiO2), calcium carbonate (CaCO3), and barium titanate (BaTiO), in order to improve the dielectric properties of PVC. Films of PVC were doped with nano-fillers and were then exposed to an alternating voltage of 15kV for various time periods (1, 2, and 3 hours). The dielectric properties of PVC were measured using an impedance analyzer, and the results indicated that the use of these nano-fillers had a positive effect on the dielectric characteristics of PVC.

Keywords:

PVC, polymer composite, dielectric parameters, corona discharge

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A. Berrag, L. Madani, and S. Belkhiat, “An Experimental Study of the Dielectric Parameters of PVC Nano-Composites under Corona Conditions”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 10523–10528, Apr. 2023.

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