Performance of Cross-linked Polyethylene Insulated Cable based on Detection of High Voltage Electric Field


  • Y Luo
  • J Luo
  • B Li



High voltage direct current transmission has been widely used in long-distance power transmission because of its advantages such as low loss and large throughput. The safety of cable is very important in the long-distance transmission process. Cross-linked polyethylene insulated cable has the advantages of simple manufacture, good heat resistance and easy installation; therefore it has been widely used in long-distance power transmission. In this study, conductance, dielectric and voltage withstanding performance of the insulating layers of cross-linked polyethylene cables with working voltage of 220 kV which was never used and has been used for 2, 4, 6 and 8 years were tested by various evaluation methods. The conductivity of the insulating layers was affected by temperature only under high and low electric field intensities and was affected by temperature and electric field strength under middle electric field intensity. Dielectric loss factor could reflect dielectric properties of materials; the larger the dielectric loss factor, the poorer the performance. The dielectric loss factor decreased with the increase of applied electric field frequency and increased with the increase of service years. Breakdown electric field strength could reflect voltage resistance of materials; the larger the breakdown electric field strength, the better the performance. The breakdown electric field strength was inversely proportional to the service years of the insulating layer, and the decrease amplitude increased significantly when the service time exceeded 2 years. In summary, cross-linked polyethylene insulated material satisfies the safety requirement of high voltage direct current transmission and can be used for manufacturing long-distance transmission cables.


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How to Cite

Luo, Y., Luo, J. and Li, B. (2019) “Performance of Cross-linked Polyethylene Insulated Cable based on Detection of High Voltage Electric Field”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 13(2), pp. 147-156. doi: 10.21152/1750-9548.13.2.147.