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On-line condition monitoring of transition assets

On-line condition monitoring of transition assets
On-line condition monitoring of transition assets
There are a number of medium voltage (MV) power distribution cable networks worldwide that are constructed predominantly of mass impregnated paper cables - London being one of these. Paper insulated lead covered (PILC) cables were extensively laid in the 50s and 60s before the introduction of cheaper polymeric alternatives that were sufficiently reliable. The current operational state of these networks has shown a gradual increase in failure rates of the previously reliable paper cables that are drawing to the end of their expected design life. Utilities are faced with the prospect of the impending failure of large sections of their prized asset and are keen to develop tools to better understand the health of their hardware. The analysis of partial discharge (PD) signals produced by the cables has been identified as a economically viable option to provide continuous condition monitoring of PILC cable circuits. Clearly, a comprehensive understanding of how PD activity relates to the various failure mechanisms exhibited by cable circuits in the field is required. A recently published technique for PD source discrimination was coupled with an understanding of the experiment and applied to the experiment data to isolate the signals specific to each degradation mechanism [1]. This technique has been applied to both rotation machines and transformer systems with promising results. PD signal discrimination is seen as the first step towards an autonomous condition monitoring future
Hunter, J.A.
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Lewin, P.L.
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Hunter, J.A.
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Lewin, P.L.
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Hunter, J.A. and Lewin, P.L. (2012) On-line condition monitoring of transition assets. HubNet Smart Grids Symposium, Bristol, United Kingdom. 10 - 11 Sep 2012. 1 pp .

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There are a number of medium voltage (MV) power distribution cable networks worldwide that are constructed predominantly of mass impregnated paper cables - London being one of these. Paper insulated lead covered (PILC) cables were extensively laid in the 50s and 60s before the introduction of cheaper polymeric alternatives that were sufficiently reliable. The current operational state of these networks has shown a gradual increase in failure rates of the previously reliable paper cables that are drawing to the end of their expected design life. Utilities are faced with the prospect of the impending failure of large sections of their prized asset and are keen to develop tools to better understand the health of their hardware. The analysis of partial discharge (PD) signals produced by the cables has been identified as a economically viable option to provide continuous condition monitoring of PILC cable circuits. Clearly, a comprehensive understanding of how PD activity relates to the various failure mechanisms exhibited by cable circuits in the field is required. A recently published technique for PD source discrimination was coupled with an understanding of the experiment and applied to the experiment data to isolate the signals specific to each degradation mechanism [1]. This technique has been applied to both rotation machines and transformer systems with promising results. PD signal discrimination is seen as the first step towards an autonomous condition monitoring future

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Published date: 11 September 2012
Venue - Dates: HubNet Smart Grids Symposium, Bristol, United Kingdom, 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-11
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 342817
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342817
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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2012 07:50
Last modified: 20 Nov 2021 12:48

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Author: J.A. Hunter
Author: P.L. Lewin

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