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Released: 2020-03-27

ASTM D1868-20

Standard Test Method for Detection and Measurement of Partial Discharge (Corona) Pulses in Evaluation of Insulation Systems

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Standards number:ASTM D1868-20
Standard number:D1868-20
Keywords:average discharge (corona) current (It); calibration pulse; continuous partial discharges (continuous corona); corona; discharge magnitude; ionization; partial discharge (corona); partial discharge (corona) energy (W); partial discharge (corona) extinction voltage; partial discharge (corona) inception voltage (CIV); partial discharge (corona) level; partial discharge (corona) power loss (P) ; partial discharge (corona) pulse rate (n); partial discharge apparent power loss (Pa); partial discharge pulse; partial discharge pulse voltage (Vt); partial discharge quantity (terminal corona charge); pulse height; quadratic rate ;

1.1 This test method covers the detection and measurement of partial discharge (corona) pulses at the terminals of an insulation system under an applied test voltage, including the determination of partial discharge (corona) inception and extinction voltages as the test voltage is raised and lowered. This test method is also useful in determining quantities such as apparent charge and pulse repetition rate together with such integrated quantities as average current, quadratic rate, and power. This test method is useful for test voltages ranging in frequency from zero (direct voltage) to approximately 2000 Hz.

1.2 This test method is directly applicable to a simple insulation system that can be represented as a two-terminal capacitor (1), (2).2

1.3 This test method is also applicable to (distributed parameter) insulation systems such as high-voltage cable. Consideration must be given to attenuation and reflection phenomena in this type of system. Further information on distributed parameter systems of cables, transformers, and rotating machines will be found in Refs (1-9). (See AEIC CS5-87, IEEE C57 113-1991, IEEE C57 124-1991, and IEEE 1434-2005.)

1.4 This test method can be applied to multi-terminal insulation systems, but at some loss in accuracy, especially where the insulation of inductive windings is involved.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precaution statements are given in Sections 8 and 14.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.