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Evaluation of pyrolysis and arc tracking on candidate wire insulation designs for space applicationsThe ability of wire insulation materials and constructions to resist arc tracking was determined and the damage caused by initial arcing and restrike events was assessed. Results of arc tracking tests on various insulation constructions are presented in view-graph format. Arc tracking tests conducted on Champlain, Filotex, and Teledyne Thermatics indicate the Filotex is least likely to arc track. Arc tracking occurs more readily in air than it does in vacuum.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Stueber, Thomas J.
(Sverdrup Technology, Inc. Brook Park, OH, United States)
Hrovat, Kenneth
(Cleveland State Univ. OH., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Research Center, Second NASA Workshop on Wiring for Space Applications
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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