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Energies 2017, 10(8), 1170;

Insulation Strength and Decomposition Characteristics of a C6F12O and N2 Gas Mixture

School of Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Received: 9 June 2017 / Revised: 26 July 2017 / Accepted: 6 August 2017 / Published: 9 August 2017
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This paper explores the decomposition characteristics of a new type of environmentally friendly insulating gas C6F12O and N2 mixed gas under AC voltage. The breakdown behavior of 3% C6F12O and N2 mixed gas in quasi-uniform field was investigated through a breakdown experiment. The self-recovery of the mixed gas was analyzed by 100 breakdown experiments. The decomposition products of C6F12O and N2 under breakdown voltage were determined by gas chromatography–mass spectrometer (GC-MS). Finally, the decomposition process of the products was calculated by density functional theory, and the ionization energy, affinity, and molecular orbital gap of the decomposition products were also calculated. The properties of the decomposition products were analyzed from the aspects of insulation and environmental protection. The experimental results show that the 3% C6F12O and N2 mixed gas did not show a downward trend over 100 breakdown tests under a 0.10 MPa breakdown voltage. The decomposition products after breakdown were CF4, C2F6, C3F6, C3F8, C4F10, and C5F12. The ionization energies of several decomposition products are more than 10 eV. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) values of the main products are lower than SF6. C2F6, C3F8, and C4F10 have better insulation properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: C6F12O; N2; breakdown voltage; decomposition characteristic; density functional theory (DFT) C6F12O; N2; breakdown voltage; decomposition characteristic; density functional theory (DFT)

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Zhang, X.; Tian, S.; Xiao, S.; Deng, Z.; Li, Y.; Tang, J. Insulation Strength and Decomposition Characteristics of a C6F12O and N2 Gas Mixture. Energies 2017, 10, 1170.

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