Cure kinetics study of epoxy resin composite, employed as stator bars insulation system, was evaluated through differential scanning calorimetry using the dynamic methodology, different heating rates. These experiments provided some important information about the system as activation energy (Ea = 65.4 kJ mol−1), glass transition (Tg) values on different curing stages including the final cured material information and, besides that, it enables the comparison of these data with new materials under development. The activation energy value allows the determination of different energy needs of the system under evaluation, specially temperature for the material cure, improving the possibility of comparison between different insulation systems in use in the high voltage insulation business. The composite conversion degree based on the cure enthalpy (ΔHcure) at different time of cure was also subject of analysis and from that it was possible to comprehend the cure pattern which allows the cure state prediction of further samples of this type of material and the more accurate evaluation of similar samples acquired directly from stator bars.
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