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Characteristics of VFTO Generated in a GIS with $SF_6-N_2$ Gas Mixture as the Insulating Medium

Singha, Santanu and Joy, Thomas M and Naidu, MS (2000) Characteristics of VFTO Generated in a GIS with $SF_6-N_2$ Gas Mixture as the Insulating Medium. In: Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, 2-5 April, Anaheim,CA USA, 284 -287.


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This paper deals with the experimental characteristics of VFTO in pure $N_2$, pure $SF_6$ and $SF_6-N_2$ mixtures. The investigations are performed using a laboratory model bus duct. A capacitive type voltage sensor was used to measure the VFTO peak magnitudes and temporal characteristics. Measurements were carried out in $N_2$, $SF_6$ and $SF_6-N_2$ mixtures wherein the $SF_6$ concentration was varied from 10% to 40% over a pressure range of 1 bar to 5 bars. The results from the VFTO characteristics obtained for $SF_6$ and $SF_6-N_2$ mixtures show similar trends in variations. The levels of surge peak magnitudes are less than 2 p,u. for all the cases considered in the experimental pressure range. In $N_2$, the peak magnitude remains almost constant with increasing pressure but for pure $SF_6$, it increases almost linearly with pressure. On the other hand, for the gas mixtures, the difference in peak magnitudes is not significant at pressures between 2 to 4 bars. The occurrence of corona stabilization during breakdown of the gap is thought to be the cause for this behavior.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/5731

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