Best Paper Award


1998 Textile, Fiber and Film Industry Conference
May 5-7, 1998
Hyatt Regency Southpark
Charlotte, North Carolina

Introduction to Biotemp Fluid
T. V. Oommen, ABB Power T&D

A new biodegradable insulating fluid has been developed from vegetable oil sources for use in electrical apparatus such as transformers. Paper, pressboard and various synthetic polymeric materials are currently used for insulation.


1997 Textile, Fiber and Film Industry Conference
May 6-8, 1997
Embassy Suites Golf & Conference Center
Greenville, South Carolina

Installation Considerations for IGBT AC Drives
Gary L. Skibinski, Allen Bradley, Mequon, WI

The advantages of Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) drives over Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) drives are considered. They include lower device switching losses and more efficiency; however, some installation issues must be addressed when utilizing IGBT drives. This paper provides a basic understanding of these issues and how to deal with them.


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