Materiales de Construcción, Vol 50, No 258 (2000)

Effect of pollutant gases on electrical insulators deterioration

A. Zamarad
UMIST-Manchester, United Kingdom

S. Martínez-Ramírez
Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja- CSIC, Spain

G. E. Thompson
UMIST-Manchester, United Kingdom

B. E. Moore
UMIST-Manchester, United Kingdom


In this work ceramic materials as electrical insulators have been exposed in laboratory-based chambers. Water contact angle and FTIR of the surface before and after pollutant exposures have been studied. The results indicated that the reaction between the policrete and the atmospheric pollutant produce some salts deposits, some hydrolysis over the resin surface, modifying water contact angle.

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