An electric motor assembly configured for use in a downhole pumping system includes a number of electrically conductive components that are insulated from fluids, mechanical abrasion, electrical current and electrical grounds using an advanced polyimide film. Preferred polyimide films include poly(4,4'-oxydiphenylene-pyromellitimide) and biphenyl-tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride (BPDA) type polyimide films. Magnet wire, stator laminates, stator coil end turns, motor leads and power cables can all be insulated with the selected polyimide film.
STATEMENT ABOUT GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RESEARCH
 Portions of this invention were made with government support under government contract DE-EE0002752 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.