Aging of distribution cables in service and its simulation in the laboratory

S. B. Dalal, Ravi S. Gorur, Michel L. Dyer

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This study focuses on efforts to characterize aging occurring in 15 kV distribution cables in a dry climate. It has been shown that similar changes can be produced by a suitably planned accelerated thermal aging testing in the laboratory. The Arrhenius equation is used for establishing the accelerated aging test parameters. Different modes of statistical analysis namely analysis of variance (ANOVA), Andersen-Darling test for normality, F-test, t-test are performed to validate results from accelerated aging tests with field aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2005


  • Aging
  • Arrhenius equation
  • Laboratory aging
  • Simulation of aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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