Short Courses pre-Conference
Fundamentals of Dielectric Materials and Testing
Presented By: Dr. Nancy Frost
The focus of this short course is the fundamental aspects of electrical insulation materials.
The main focus will be rotating equipment, but transformers, cables as well as transmission and distribution needs will also be discussed. This general course will cover basic components of an insulation system, material selection criteria, review of intrinsic properties as well as aging parameters. Major test methodologies and standards used in selecting and qualifying insulation systems will be discussed.
It is intended that this short course help the novice understand the critical working aspects of electrical insulation materials. This knowledge can aid in maintenance decision processes, equipment repair decisions, as well as educate those in the industry to understand the tradeoffs in the dielectric materials selection process.
Dr. Nancy Frost is a Dielectrics Engineer with dual roles as President of Frosty’s Zap Lab, LLC, her dielectric materials R&D testing laboratory, and with Gerome Technologies as a Materials Engineer. She is focused on investigating aging mechanisms of dielectrics, and has given over 100 presentations and courses over the last two decades.
Dr. Frost has experienced the electrical insulation business from the points of view of vendors, customers, utilities and manufacturers. She has had the unique opportunity to see many insulation system designs and manufacturing styles, as well as a variety of aging techniques.