insulation resistance the resistance under specified conditions between two conductive bodies separated by insulating material EN surface

resistance that part of the insulation resistance which is due to conduction along the surface NOTE 1 – The surface resistance is in general strongly affected by the environment. NOTE 2 – The surface current generally depends strongly on the time of electrification and often varies in an erratic manner. In practice the electrification time is taken by convention as one minute. surface resistivity the surface resistance reduced to a square area NOTE 1 – The surface resistivity includes the effect of possible polarization phenomena at the electrodes. NOTE 2 – The numerical value of the surface resistivity is independent of the size of the square.

EN polarization current the transient component of the electrification current NOTE – The polarization current is usually measured after previously shortcircuiting the electrodes for so long a time that the short circuit current is negligible.

(electric) breakdown the annihilation, at least temporarily, of the insulating properties of an insulating medium under electrical stress breakdown voltage the voltage at which breakdown occurs under prescribed test conditions, or in use partial discharge corona (deprecated in this sense) a discharge which only partially bridges the insulation between conductors. It may occur inside the insulation or adjacent to a conductor

spraying. without specifying measuring method or units arc resistance the ability of an insulating material to resist the influence of an electric arc along its surface under specified conditions temperature index TI (abbreviation) the number corresponding to the temperature in degrees Celsius derived from the thermal endurance relationship at a given time. internal discharge a partial discharge in a cavity in an insulating medium. such as brushing. the surface of an insulation flashover a breakdown between electrodes in a gas or a liquid or in vacuum. normally 20 000 hours impregnating the process of filling with a liquid the interstices and voids in an insulating material or a combination of materials NOTE – The liquid may remain liquid or become solid after impregnating. or moulding . Corona usually produces light and noise partial discharge intensity a general term describing the amount of discharge occurring under given conditions. casting a process in which a liquid or viscous material is poured or otherwise introduced into a mould or onto a prepared surface to solidify without the use of external pressure encapsulating the process of applying a thermoplastic or thermosetting protective or insulating coating to enclose an article by suitable means. thermoforming. dipping. possibly adjacent to a conductor surface discharge a partial discharge on to. at least partly along the surface of solid insulation puncture the path produced through a solid by a breakdown producing permanent damage. The term is also used as a synonym for electrical breakdown in solids corona partial discharges in a gas immediately adjacent to an uninsulated or lightly insulated conductor which creates a highly divergent field remote from other conductors. or along.NOTE – The term ionization describes any process producing ions and should not be used to denote partial discharges.

fibrous reinforced tubing. and removing the encased article from the mould NOTE – In the case of electrical components. connecting wires or terminals may protrude from the embedment. and usually is removed from the mould. potting an embedding process in which the mould remains attached to the embedded article creping the operation of crinkling paper in order to increase its stretch and softness sleeving flexible tube used for insulation and/or identification NOTE – In North America sleeving designates a coated. . cut or uncut. staple fibres or strands. oriented or not.embedding the process of completely encasing an article in a polymer by pouring a suitable compound over it in a mould. under standardized conditions impregnating the process of filling with a liquid the interstices and voids in an insulating material or a combination of materials NOTE – The liquid may remain liquid or become solid after impregnating. under standardized conditions dew point the temperature at which the water vapour in an insulating gas begins to deposit as a liquid or frost. held loosely together in the form of a sheet or sheeting casting resin casting plastic a liquid compound based on a thermosetting plastic. tubing mat a product made of filaments. Source: see 212-05-04. flash point the minimum temperature to which a product must be heated for the vapours emitted to ignite momentarily in the presence of a flame. curing or solidifying the compound. tube. that can be poured or otherwise introduced into a mould and which hardens without pressure into solid articles NOTE – The cured product has self supporting properties.

generally expressed as a percentage relative permeability the ratio of the absolute permeability of a substance to the magnetic constan .gas content (of an insulating liquid) the volume of gas dissolved in the unit volume of an insulating liquid.

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