Estimation of Residual Lifetime of Electrolytic Capacitor using Analytical Techniques
Cherry Bhargava1, Shivani Gulati2, Pardeep Kumar Sharma3 

1Cherry Bhargava, SEEE, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab 144411, India.
2Shivani Gulati, Lambton College of management and Technology, Ontario ON N7S 6K4, Canada.
3Pardeep Kumar Sharma, SPSS, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab 144411, India.

Manuscript received on 15 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 2015-2019 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B2082078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B2082.078219
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Abstract: In the fast-evolving era of digital electronics, reliability has become a critical issue. Due to failure and faults, the component manufacturers face market reputation degradation as well as financial set back. The condition monitoring for power electronics are based on basic principles; however, by analyzing failure modes of semiconductor devices and exploring appropriate techniques, situation has been improved a lot. From toy to satellite, an electrolytic capacitor is mostly used as an important component. This paper enlightens the estimation of residual lifetime of electrolytic capacitor using analytical techniques, so that these components can be reused and problem of WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) can be reduced to a large extent. The residual life of electrolytic capacitor is calculated using various analytical and mathematical technique. Accuracy of empirical standard prediction methods such as military handbook MILHDBK and RIAC217 is compared for the residual life prediction of electrolytic capacitor. RIAC217 plus technique proves to be more accurate than MILHDBK or other standard techniques. By predicting the residual life, the capability of re-use the component increases and problem of e-waste is decreased to a great extent. Thus, the residual lifetime prediction is a critical parameter for successful operation of device as well as safe healthy environment.
Index Terms: Electrolytic Capacitor, Health Monitoring, Military Handbook, Mathematical Modelling, Reliability, RIAC 217 Plus, WEEE.

Scope of the Article: Health Monitoring and Life Prediction of Structures