Prebreakdown Phenomena in Dry Air Along PTFE Spacers

  • Henk H. R. Gaxiola
  • Joseph M. Wetzer

Abstract

In the design of electrical gas insulated systems data on breakdown fieldstrengths is extensively used. Breakdown voltages for gases are usually given by Paschen curves, which serve as an engineering tool in high voltage engineering. This work is a continuation of earlier work1, 2 and deals with a study of avalanche and streamer formation in air along teflon (PTFE) insulators.

Keywords

Attenuation Recombination PTFE 

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References

  1. 1.
    J.T. Kennedy, “Study of the Avalanche to Streamer Transition in Insulating Gases”. Ph.D. thesis, Eindhoven Univ. of Techn., The Netherlands (1995).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    E.H.R. Gaxiola, J.M. Wetzer, “A study of streamer formation in nitrogen”. 12th Int. Conf. on Gas Discharges and Their Applications, Greifswald, Germany, Vol.1, pp.232–235 (1997).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henk H. R. Gaxiola
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Wetzer
    • 1
  1. 1.High Voltage and EMC GroupEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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