What causes bad D1816 dielectric breakdown voltage values? The first article in this series will discuss the three standard methods that SDMyers is equipped to perform, and why we perform them for our customers. There are two standard methods from ASTM International: D877, Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Liquids Using Disk Electrodes, and D1816, Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Oils of Petroleum Origin Using VDE Electrodes.
There are very few organizations that are not concerned with following reliability best practices. It is more efficient and less expensive to prevent a breakdown than it is to fix something that breaks. Monitoring and data management are becoming ubiquitous in the industrial world, the utility world, and across most industries and sectors as we work towards a more reliable and interconnected future. Electric power systems have not been included in this shift away from break/fix and towards data-centric reliability, and what the future holds for organizations seeking best practices.