Title: "Measurement of Current due to Space Charge Present in PVC Sheaths after Aging under AC Sinusoidal High Voltage by the Thermal Wave Method"
         

DOI: 10.15224/978-1-63248-080-4-115
Page(s): 79 - 83
Authors: ABDELKRIM LAIFAOUI, HAKIM AIT SAID, JEAN MICHEL REBOUL, YOUCEF ZEBBOUDJ

Abstract

Several techniques exist to characterize the presence of remanent polarization and / or space charge in an insulating material. Among them which may be mentioned thermal methods such as the Thermal Wave Method (TWM). Among the most widely used polymers in electrical insulation, we find the polychloride vinyl (PVC). In this work, we describe the characterization of PVC sheaths to improving the reliability of power transmission cables. We set the objective to adapt the TWM for space charges measures in this material and under this cylindrical form. The study concerns a few samples of PVC sheaths, part of which has undergone aging until 4250h under alternating voltage of 20 kV sinusoidal AC voltage in the electrical engineering laboratory of Bejaia (LGEB). Also we have another lot of samples in new condition for comparison. The space charge measurements were made at LUSAC in Cherbourg. After presenting the specific banc measurement of MOT for this type of samples, we present the first current measurements on samples aged under tension between 500 and 4250 hours. The first analyzes show that the current of MOT increase gradually but irregularly depending on the aging time.