From: Jim Lux [SMTP:jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net]
Sent: Friday, April 17, 1998 9:58 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Oil Information
> From: Dale McLane [SMTP:Dale.McLane-at-epa.state.oh.us]
> Subject: Oil Information
> Are the terms mineral oil and paraffin oil the same?
Yes... Paraffin refers to the crude oil base. Paraffin is generically a
long chain of carbons with hydrogens hanging off of it (i.e. an alkane).
> I have 5 gallons of vaccume pump oil which, accroding to the MSDS sheet,
is a highly refined paraffin oil. I would like to utilize this material
for some homemade poly caps.
> Does anyone have some information/dielectric constant values for these
Look at http://home.earthlink-dot-net/~jimlux/hv/insulliq.htm