While choosing insulating oil, characteristic features
such as thermal cooling, endurance, efficiency and being
environment-friendly should be considered. Mineral oils are referred
as petroleum-based oil. In this study, vegetable oils investigated as an
alternative insulating liquid to mineral oil. Dissipation factor,
breakdown voltage, relative dielectric constant and resistivity
changes with the frequency and voltage of mineral, rapeseed and nut
oils were measured. Experimental studies were performed according
to ASTM D924 and IEC 60156 standards.
Breakdown voltage, dielectric dissipation factor,
mineral oil, vegetable oils.