Advanced dielectric materials
(this project has ended)
With political pressure to adopt renewable sources of energy such as wind, wave, solar and tidal comes the need to distribute power from the point of generation to the national distribution grid in a cost efficient manner. In the UK, the primary focus is on wind energy but this is an intermittent source of power which is typically generated offshore. Efficient distribution of electrical power demands insulation systems that combine low electrical loss, high breakdown strength with a balance of desirable thermal and mechanical properties. In this project we are looking at dielectric materials for use in future high voltage cable systems in collaboration with a major utilities company.
Type: Normal Research Project
Featured ProjectElectric Field Determination in DC Polymeric Power Cable in the Presence of Space Charge and Temperature Gradient
Most Recently Added Publications
Abd Rahman, M S, Rapisarda, P and Lewin, P L (2013) Construction of Finite Impulse Wavelet Filter for Partial Discharge Localisation inside a Transformer Winding. In, IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference, Ottawa, CA, 02 - 05 Jun 2013. 5pp, 30-34.
Amaro, P S, Holt, A F, Facciotti, M, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2013) Impact of Corrosive Sulfur in Transformer Insulation Paper. In, IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference, Ottawa, CA, 02 - 05 Jun 2013. 5pp, 459-463.