Standard Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
|Publication Date:||10 February 1998|
|ICS Code (Insulating materials in general):||29.035.01|
These test methods cover the determination of relative permittivity, dissipation factor, loss index, power factor, phase angle, and loss angle of specimens of solid electrical insulating materials when the standards used are lumped impedances. The frequency range that can be covered extends from less than 1 Hz to several hundred megahertz.
NOTE 1 - In common usage, the word relative is frequently dropped.
These test methods provide general information on a variety of electrodes, apparatus, and measurement techniques. The reader should also consult ASTM standards or other documents directly applicable to the material to be tested.(Footnote 2),(Footnote 3)
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see 220.127.116.11 and 10.2.1.
Footnote 2 - R. Bartnikas, Chapter 2, "Alternating-Current
Footnote 3 - R. Bartnikas, Chapter 1, "Dielectric Loss in Solids", Engineering Dielectrics, Vol IIA, Electrical Properties of Solid Insulating Materials: Molecular Structure and Electrical Behavior, R. Bartnikas and R. M. Eichorn, Editors, STP 783, ASTM Philadelphia, 1983.