Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)
Insulating materials and insulation systems design have been gaining more attentions as more electrical machines tend to operate in harsher environments for various applications. Harsh environments include high temperature, humidity, erosion, low air pressure, etc. This paper discusses recent advances in insulation systems for electrical machines. Insulation tests as well as test standards that have been used to evaluate insulation systems and detect insulation failures will be discussed. Insulating materials used for a wide range of industrial applications such as wind turbine generators, aerospace hybrid/electric powertrain, and hydro generators have been summarized. For the emerging high-altitude, highvoltage aerospace applications, partial discharge and its impact on insulation systems will be discussed. Finally, polymer nanocomposite materials with excellent thermal conductivity and dielectric strength are highlighted as an outlook.
Hemmati, Rasul; Wu, Fan; and EL-Refaie, Ayman M., "Survey of Insulation Systems in Electrical Machines" (2019). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 537.
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