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Breakdown Voltage of Compressed Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) at Very Low Frequency / Low Frequency (30 kHz)

Abstract The U.S. Navy is interested in evaluating the dielectric performance of SF6 at 30 kHz in order to develop optimal bushing designs and to ensure reliable operation for the Very Low Frequency/ Low Frequency (VLF/LF) transmitting stations. The breakdown experiments of compressed SF6 at 30 kHz in the pressure range of 1-5 atm were conducted in both the uniform field (plane-plane gap) and the non-uniform field (rod-plane gap). To understand the impact of pressure on the breakdown voltage of SF6 at VLF/LF, empirical models of the dielectric strength of SF6 were derived based on the experimental data and regression analysis. The pressure correction factors that present the correlation between the breakdown voltage of SF6 at VLF/LF and that of air ... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Han, Jian (Author) / Gorur, Ravi S (Advisor) / Farmer, Richard G (Committee member) / Karady, George G (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / breakdown voltage / non-uniform electric field / pressure / SF6 / uniform electric field / VLF/LF
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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