Optimization of various natural ester oils impregnated nomex paper performance in power transformer applications under different ageing conditions

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Vegetable oils are being considered as the potential replacements to mineral oils because of their better natural execution and for their high fire point. In spite of the fact that these fluids have been utilized as a part of appropriation transformers, it is as yet a huge advance to receive vegetable oils in control transformer because of high cost and abnormal state of well being and unwavering quality required in benefit for these units. Vegetable oils such as honge oil (HO), neem oil (NO), mustard oil (MO), punna oil (PO) and castor oil (CO) offer the reasonable option for mineral oil. It is expected that the greater part of the un-matured oil could fulfil the base necessity of dielectric protection fluids in the transformer. This paper concentrated on the impact of maturing on the electrical and physicochemical properties of HO, NO, MO, PO and CO. Fixed maturing tests have been set at 90°C for 30 days, 60 days and 90 days. Prior to the maturing procedure, the examples were dried in a vacuum broiler under the pressure of 0.8kPa at 85°C for 48 hours keeping in mind the end goal to evacuate the dampness content in the oils. At that point, the oils were impregnated with the Nomex paper and keep on ageing for choosing the span time. The electrical properties (relative permittivity, dielectric misfortunes, resistivity and breakdown quality), mechanical properties (thickness and elasticity) and substance properties (dampness and corrosiveness) of the oils were estimated all through the maturing time frames. It can be reasoned that the research center quickened warm maturing test uncovers that every single vegetable oil in this examination are safe towards oxidation in light of the steady thickness and low corrosiveness estimations of vegetable oils all through the maturing term even with the nearness of oxygen. The AC breakdown voltages of vegetable oils can in any case conform to the prescribed furthest reaches of new Vegetable oil set by ASTM 6781 even after subjected to maturing. From the results, it may be concluded that the proposed vegetable oils can be used as the alternatives for mineral oil.




Senthil Kumar, S., Arul Marcel Moshi, A., Bharathi, S. R. S., & Kumar, K. K. (2019). Optimization of various natural ester oils impregnated nomex paper performance in power transformer applications under different ageing conditions. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(3), 6245–6251. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijrte.C5832.098319

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