Potentiality of nanofilled thermoplastic insulation for DC cables and capacitors

Gian Carlo Montanari, Paolo Seri, Mika Paajanen, Kari Lahti, Ilkka Rytoluoto, Mikael Ritamaki, Anke Blume, Wilma Dierkes, Amirhossein Mahtabani, Xiaozhen He

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This paper presents space charge accumulation characteristics of cable grade and capacitor grade nanostructured polypropylene (PP) materials, providing initial results regarding the electrical properties of nanofilled PP materials belonging to the European project GRIDABLE. This project has the aim to develop DC cable extruded insulation and MV and LV DC capacitor films having enhanced performance with respect to presently used materials. The paper shows that nanostructuration may be beneficial, especially at higher temperature, to improve the capacitor-grade material performance. On the other hand, this work validates the importance of surface functionalization of nanofillers, leading to lower space charge accumulation on DC cable-grade materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Dielectrics
Subtitle of host publicationICD 2018
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-153-86638-9-9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Dielectrics, ICD 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Dielectrics, ICD 2018
Abbreviated titleICD 2018


  • HVDC
  • Nanodielectrics
  • Polypropylene
  • Space charge

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