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Identification of Terminal Connection and System Function for Sensitive Frequency Response Measurement on Transformers

Satish, L and Saravanakumar, A (2008) Identification of Terminal Connection and System Function for Sensitive Frequency Response Measurement on Transformers. In: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 23 (2). pp. 742-750.


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Frequency response measurement on a transformer is a low voltage, off-line exercise. So, it virtually permits determination of any network/system function, by imposing any desired terminal condition for the nontested windings. The terminal conditions employed have significant influence on the achievable fault detection ability, and maximizing this ability should obviously be one of the main aims of frequency response measurements. Simply stated, this requirement translates to the ability to identify/measure as many natural frequencies as possible. However, there is a practical limitation that not all network/system functions can exhibit all natural frequencies. Hence, it is necessary to determine the most appropriate combination of terminal connection and system function for achieving this objective. Considering a two-winding transformer representation, system functions for different terminal conditions were computed. Depending on number of natural frequencies distinguishable in the amplitude frequency response of a system function, each measuring condition was ranked. Thus, it led to identification of the best configuration. Later, these findings were verified on an actual transformer. Performance of best configuration was compared with currently employed low-voltage impulse (LVI) test (used during short-circuit testing of transformers) and sweep frequency response measurement test conditions, and found to be better. In conclusion, it is believed that after adequate field verifications, the identified configuration can be declared as the preferred way of making frequency response measurements on transformers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: Natural frequencies;nontested windings;sensitivity;sweep frequency response;terminal connections;transformers.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 02 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13806

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