Maya Mourad, research engineers at SuperGrid Institute on Cable systems & insulation materials, received the 1st prize in the Young Researchers Contest at Jicable HVDC’21 for her paper “Study of the electrical properties of HVAC EPDM and HVAC silicone rubber under DC constraint”!
This paper presents the DC characterisation of two elastomeric materials, a key step in the design of an HVDC accessory. DC conductivity, on the full temperature and electric field application range, is a critical characteristic integrated in simulation models. The investigation of space charge behaviour (using the pulsed electroacoustic method PEA) is complementary to DC conductivity measurements as space charges play an important role in charge carrier conduction.
The jury underlined the quality and scientific interest of her work, and congratulated Maya for her presentation and the clarity of her answers to the questions she was posed.