liquid insulator

liquid insulator

[′lik·wəd ′in·sə‚lād·ər]
(materials)
A liquid with a resistivity greater than about 1014 ohm-centimeters, such as a petroleum oil, silicone oil, or halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon.
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Among the non-chlorinated POPs are various organometals (used, for example, in marine pai nts) and organobromines (used as pesticides and as liquid insulators in electrical equipment).
A more obscure array of POPs involves a family of organochlorines that have been used as liquid insulators in electrical equipment, as hydraulic fluids, and as trace additives to plastics, paints, even carbonless copy paper.