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The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory

Material Characterisation

In the process of product development the characterisation of materials in terms of electrical, mechanical and thermal properties plays an important role.  Within the laboratory we have the capability to undertake most standard tests and when required we can also access specialist test equipment and expertise from within the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics.  Often with forensic investigation it is necessary to characterise materials and interpret the results in terms of cause or effect of a given problem/failure.

Recently used standards

Number Name
BS EN 60243-1 IEC 60243-1 Electrical strength of insulating materials — Test methods — Part 1: Tests at power frequencies
BS EN 60243-2 IEC 60243-2 Electric strength of insulating materials — Test methods — Part 2: Additional requirements for tests using direct voltage
BS EN 60243-3 IEC 60243-3 Electrical strength of insulating materials — Test methods — Part 3: Additional requirements for 1,2/50 μs impulse tests
BS 5626-3.5 IEC 554-3-5 Cellulosic papers for electrical purposes — Part 3: Specifications for individual materials — Section 3.5 Special papers
BS EN 60554-2 Cellulosic papers for electrical purposes — Part 2: Methods of test
BS 5620-3.3 IEC 554-3-3 Cellulosic papers for electrical purposes
BS EN 60811-1-2 IEC 811-1-2 Common test methods for insulating and sheathing materials of electric and optical cables — Part 1-2: General application — Thermal ageing methods

If you are considering materials characterisation tests and analysis please contact usoutlining your requirements.

 

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