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Breakdown voltage: what happens when insulation fails?

February 28th, 2019 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical Safety
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An electrical insulation is a material that reduces or prevents the passage of electricity from one conductor to another due to its high level of electrical resistance. Let’s read Ginnie’s essay about electrical insulation failure.

The main purpose of insulation is to prevent any electrical shocks and reduce the possibility of any kind of electrical failures, making of is one of the most necessary aspects to take into account in the industry of electricity.

The reasons why insulation fails vary depending on the type of material and the element to be insulated. The following provides a description of the main reasons for insulation failure:


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