%0 Journal Article
	%A M. H. Ahmad and  A. A. A. Jamil and  H. Ahmad and  M. A. M. Piah and  A. Darus and  Y. Z. Arief and  N. Bashir
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 62, 2012
	%T Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch as a New Organic Filler for Electrical Tree Inhibition
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14632
	%V 62
	%X The use of synthetic retardants in polymeric insulated
cables is not uncommon in the high voltage engineering to study
electrical treeing phenomenon. However few studies on organic
materials for the same investigation have been carried. .This paper
describes the study on the effects of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch
(OPEFB) microfiller on the tree initiation and propagation in silicone
rubber with different weight percentages (wt %) of filler to insulation
bulk material. The weight percentages used were 0 wt % and 1 wt %
respectively. It was found that the OPEFB retards the propagation of
the electrical treeing development. For tree inception study, the
addition of 1(wt %) OPEFB has increase the tree inception voltage of
silicone rubber. So, OPEFB is a potential retardant to the initiation
and growth of electrical treeing occurring in polymeric materials for
high voltage application. However more studies on the effects of
physical and electrical properties of OPEFB as a tree retardant
material are required.
	%P 197 - 202