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dielectric strength

noun, Electricity
the maximum voltage that can be applied to a given material without causing it to break down, usually expressed in volts or kilovolts per unit of thickness. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Last, the refrigerant must have high-dielectric strength.
  • Low dielectric strength indicates the need for drying by a mechanical filter or vacuum dehydrator.
  • The test cup for holding the sample of oil shall be made of a material having a suitable dielectric strength.
  • High voltage cables are typically insulated with special water-resistant polymers that have high-dielectric strength.
  • The breakers were tested for thermal performance, calibration and dielectric strength.
  • Test oil in circuit breakers and transformers for dielectric strength, refilling oil periodically.
  • Oil cannot retain high dielectric strength when exposed to air or moisture.
  • Moisture also decreases dielectric strength, destroying insulating quality of the oil, and causes formation of sludge.

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