Extending the functionality of on-line PD monitoring equipment for MV power cables

Y. Li, P.A.A.F. Wouters, P. Wagenaars

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An on-line partial discharge (PD) monitoring and location system for medium voltage cable circuits was developed previously. This paper explores ways to extend its range of application. The extension includes PD location method by time domain reflectometry (TDR) when reflections are not easily identifiable. The functionality of the PD monitoring equipment can also be widened by sensing other quantities related to the condition of the cable insulation using the same device. Dynamic cable temperature monitoring can be achieved by recording variation in the high frequency signal propagation velocity along the cable. Water ingress in paper-insulated lead-covered (PILC) cable decreases the cable’s characteristic impedance while it increases the permittivity of the insulation. It can be observed by changes in the reflection pattern from the cable or by a lowered propagation velocity. Instead of recording reflection patterns in time domain, a frequency domain approach based on an impedance scan is investigated to be applied for cables in service.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-157
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Nordic Insulation Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2017
Event24th Nordic Insulation Symposium on Materials, Components and Diagnostics, NORD-IS 15 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Jun 201517 Jun 2015
Conference number: 24


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