Investigation of corona sources in high voltage power lines
Rachman, Rihandanu, Birtwhistle, David, & Jayaratne, Rohan (2008) Investigation of corona sources in high voltage power lines. In Jones, J.E. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications, IEEE, Cardiff University, Cardiff, pp. 333-336.
This paper describes the results of experiments made in the vicinity of EHV overhead lines to investigate sources of clouds of charged particles using simultaneously-recording arrays of electric field meters to measure direct electric fields produced under ion clouds. E-field measurements, made at one metre above ground level, are correlated with wind speed and direction, and with measurements from ionisation counters and audible corona effects to identify possible positions of sources of corona on adjacent power lines. Measurements made in dry conditions on EHV lines in flat remote locations with no adjacent buildings or large vegetation indicate the presence of discrete ion sources associated with high stress points on some types of line hardware such as connectors and conductor spacers. Faulty line components such as insulators and line fittings are also found to be a possible source of ion clouds.
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