Preliminary work on the detection of partial discharges in SF6 under impulse voltages

Nielsen, Shawn D. & Reynders, Jan P. (1997) Preliminary work on the detection of partial discharges in SF6 under impulse voltages. In 10th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, 25-29 August 1997, Montreal, Canada.

Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results of an investigation into the detection of partial discharges on the rise of impulse voltages from a point-to-plane gap in SF6. A parallel RC detection impedance is placed in the earth path of a point. Computer simulations are done to determine the values of R and C that will result in the smallest impulse voltage signal and the largest discharge signal across the detection impedance. These simulations and the experimental work show that the impulse voltage signal can not be sufficiently attenuated during the rise time of the applied voltage impulse using the RC detection impedance alone. An alternative discharge detection method is proposed in which a resonant partial discharge coupler is used. Elimination of noise and the impulse voltage signal can be achieved by shorting the coupler plate to the ground plane in the middle of the disk. However, due to the bandwidth of the measuring equipment and noise from the impulse generator it was not possible to detect discharges on the rising edge of a 1.5s voltage impulse using a coupler shorted in the middle. It was found that for this particular coupler, with no shorting points, and if the rising edge of the voltage impulse is longer than 5us, (10us) PD activity can be detected on the rising edge.

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ID Code: 86949
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Partial Discharge, SF6, Impulse Voltage
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2015 22:46
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2015 17:10

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