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A study on the dielectric properties of palm oil and coconut oil


Mohamad, Nur Aqilah and Azis, Norhafiz and Jasni, Jasronita and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Yunus, Robiah and Ishak, Mohd Taufiq and Yaakub, Zaini (2014) A study on the dielectric properties of palm oil and coconut oil. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2014), 1-3 Dec. 2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. (pp. 109-112).


One of the important parameter for insulating fluid is the dielectric properties. With the introduction of vegetable oil as possible alternative fluid for transformers application, it is essential to ensure this type of oil could meet the dielectric properties requirement. In this paper, a study is carried out to investigate the dielectric properties of Palm Oil (PO) and Coconut Oil (CO). The type of PO used in this study is Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Palm Oil (RBDPO) Olein. Several parameters such as AC breakdown voltage, dielectric dissipation factor, relative permittivity and resistivity are examined for both as-received and dried samples. It was found that there are differences on the dielectric dissipation factor and resistivity between RBDPO and CO and the dielectric properties performances of all samples are improved after subjected to the drying procedure.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2014.7062423
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: AC breakdown voltage; Coconut oil; Dielectric dissipation factor; Dielectric insulating fluid; Palm oil; Relative permittivity; Resistivity; Transformers
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 07:35
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 07:35
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48028
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