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Motion of Conducting Particles Causing Inadvertent Outages in GIS

Indira, MS and Ramu, TS (2000) Motion of Conducting Particles Causing Inadvertent Outages in GIS. In: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 7 (2). pp. 247-253.


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Inadvertent failure of a Hv gas-insulated system (GIS) is traced to a seemingly innocuous mechanism in particle-induced breakdown. Impending dangers from inconspicuous conducting particles in a large physical system are quite intriguing. The dynamic behavior of the particle due to electric field/particle/fluid medium interaction is a complex phenomenon. To understand this interaction, a credible database has been generated for the field-induced motion of the particles on a physical prototype model. Induced surface charge acquired by the particle is calculated based on the proposed model (field calculations) and by considering it to be a prolate ellipsoid. Methods for deactivating potentially dynamic particles using dielectric coated active parts and grounded enclosures, and a novel technique called reverse polarity charging have been suggested. Performance of GIS in the presence of metallic particles has been studied with bare electrodes and with dielectric coatings of different conductivities with a view to obtain an optimal value of the conductivity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©2000 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.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1786

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