Ageing study on enameled magnet wires through statistical analysis of conventional partial discharge magnitudes and repetition rate

J. M. Martínez-Tarifa, G. Robles and M. A. Hombrados-Herrera, Ageing study on enameled magnet wires through statistical analysis of conventional partial discharge magnitudes and repetition rate, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), Montpellier, France, 2016, pp. 650-653. doi: 10.1109/ICD.2016.7547699

Abstract—As a result of the use of inverted-fed drives, enameled magnet wires of induction motors are suffering from partial discharge (PD) activity. This is a clear ageing mechanism for the machines which leads to unexpected failures in these systems. Ageing characterization of this insulation system is essential for these applications. In this paper, several statistical PD quantities which account for PD magnitude and repetition rate are studied in ageing processes of twisted pairs of enameled magnet wires. The resulting ageing curves have been adjusted to several mathematical functions in order to check if any clear tendency is detected.

Keywords—Aging;Fitting;Insulation; Magnetomechanical effects; Mathematical model; Partial discharges;Wires;ageing models;electrical insulation;enamelled magnet wires;partial discharges