%0 Journal Article
	%A W. Payakcho and  J. Grasaesom and  S. Thong-om and  B. Marungsri
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 56, 2011
	%T Artificial Accelerated Ageing Test of Silicone Rubber Housing Material for Lightning Arrester
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6743
	%V 56
	%X This paper presents the experimental results of silicone rubber housing material for 24kV lightning arrester under artificial accelerated ageing test based on IEC 61109 specifications. Specimens having inclined and alternated shed made of HTV silicone rubber with ATH content and having leakage distance 625 mm were tested continuously 1000 hrs in artificial salt fog chamber. After 1000 hrs of salt fog ageing test, obviously surface erosion was observed on trunk between the upper large shed and the lower small shed near the energized end. Decreasing in hydrophobicity and increasing in hardness were measured on tested specimen comparing with new specimen. Chemical analysis by ATR-FTIR confirmed the observation results.

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