Assessment of NR/EPDM Blend Ratio using Graphical Method
Kannayeram G1, Megala V2, Prakash NB3, Muniraj R4, Sundar B5
1Kannayeram G*, EEE Department, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Megala V, EEE Department, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
3Prakash NB, EEE Department, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
4Muniraj R, EEE Department, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
5Sundar B, EEE Department, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 2358-2362| Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L33991081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3399.1081219
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Abstract: In this proposed work, Natural Rubber (NR) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) are blended using Graphical method in 50:50 ratio. The blends are characterized by electrical characteristics like surface resistivity, arc resistance and mechanical properties such as comparative tracking index, elongation at break and tensile strength as per standard ASTM and IEC. Graphical method type of blending overcomes the drawback of Optimal Blend Ratio (OBR) which gives an approximate solution. The composite blended gives good electrical, mechanical characteristics with good weathering resistance.
Keywords: Polymeric Insulator, Blend Composition, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, Natural Rubber.
Scope of the Article: Service Discovery and Composition