Investigation of surface properties of silicone rubber samples with nanofillers

M. Albano, A. Haddad, S. Venuturumilli, H. Griffiths, N. Harid, R. Sarathi

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Abstract

An investigation was carried out to quantify the impact on insulation properties of room temperature vulcanized silicone rubber material when adding selected nanofillers, such as Silica, ATH and their combinations. In particular, the hydrophobic surface properties of the material are examined in details. Static, advancing and receding angles were measured under unpolluted conditions. The effect on material properties of salt deposit densities and non-soluble material deposit densities of the surface pollution layer were evaluated for all test samples. The results obtained in this work provide an initial indication of what may constitute suitable percentage levels and best nanofiller combinations to be adopted in future investigations and possible applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedingsof the 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781509046508
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
Event51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2016 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2016
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period6/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • artificial pollution
  • Nanofillers
  • polymeric insulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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