Utility Power Transmission and Distribution Systems

Published by Alex Roderick, EE Power – Technical Articles Utility Power Transmission and Distribution Systems, October 16, 2021. Electrical power used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings is typically generated by a utility at a central point and transmitted and distributed to where it is required through the utility power transmission and distribution system. A utilityContinue reading “Utility Power Transmission and Distribution Systems”

Grounding for Noise Reduction in Electronic Systems

Published by Lorenzo Mari, Master of Science degree in Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), EE Power – Technical Articles Grounding for Noise Reduction in Electronic Systems, April 06, 2021. Learn about everyday grounding systems to reduce common-mode noise. Grounding is the primary method of reducing noise pickup. A good grounding and bonding design can solve a considerableContinue reading “Grounding for Noise Reduction in Electronic Systems”

Concrete Facility Harmonic Evaluation ASD Drive Trips and Transformer Fires

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Concrete Facility Harmonic Evaluation ASD Drive Trips and Transformer Fires, Document ID: PQS0503, Date: March 31, 2005. Abstract: A Kiln ID fan drive (12 pulse rectifier) powers a 3000 HP medium voltage (4kV) motor. The associated harmonic filter periodically becomes overloaded and trips the corresponding 4kV breaker. TheContinue reading “Concrete Facility Harmonic Evaluation ASD Drive Trips and Transformer Fires”

Calculation of the Transient Currents in Transformers using Field-Circuits Methods

Published by Bronisław TOMCZUK, Dariusz KOTERAS, Jan ZIMON, Andrzej WAINDOK Opole University of Technology, Department of Industrial Electrical Engineering Abstract. The Field-Circuit Method (FCM) and the new Modified Time Stepping Finite Element Method (MTSF) as well as classical Time Stepping Finite Element Method (TSF) have been used for the transient current calculations in transformers. TheContinue reading “Calculation of the Transient Currents in Transformers using Field-Circuits Methods”

PD Pulse Burst Characteristics in Differently Aged Transformer Oils under AC Conditions

Published by JUNHAO LI1, YANMING LI1, GUOLI WANG2, Martin D. JUDD3,State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi’an Jiaotong University (1)Electric Power Research Institute of China South Grid (2)Institute for Energy and Environment, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (3) Abstract. Partial discharge (PD) detection is a technique widely usedContinue reading “PD Pulse Burst Characteristics in Differently Aged Transformer Oils under AC Conditions”

Study on Transformer Tank Vibration Characteristics in the Field and its Application

Published by Ji SHENGCHANG, Zhu LINGYU, Li YANMING, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Department of electric engineering, Xi′an Jiaotong University Abstract. Vibration signal analysis method is one of effective methods to monitor the condition of transformer windings and core. In this paper, the multi-channels vibration measurement system is set up andContinue reading “Study on Transformer Tank Vibration Characteristics in the Field and its Application”

Testing of LV Switchgear for Powering Cellulose Fiber Breaking Systems

Published by Adam SMOLARCZYK1, Tadeusz DASZCZYŃSKI1, Sławomir FISZER2Warsaw University of Technology, Electrical Power Engineering Institute (1), Elektroteam Sp. z o.o. (2) Abstract. The article describes an innovative low voltage switchgear for use in the pulp and paper industry. The switchgear is an innovative structure designed to supply single-phase systems with significant currents above 1 kA.Continue reading “Testing of LV Switchgear for Powering Cellulose Fiber Breaking Systems”

New Approach to Protecting Transformers Against High Frequency Transients – Wind Turbine Case Study

Published by Dariusz SMUGAŁA(1), Wojciech PIASECKI(1), Magdalena OSTROGÓRSKA(1), Marek FLORKOWSKI(1), Marek FULCZYK(2), Ole GRANHAUG(3), ABB Sp.z.o.o., Corporate Research Center, Cracow, Poland (1), ABB Oy, Medium Voltage Products, Vaasa, Finland (2), ABB AS, Medium Voltage Products, Skien, Norway (3) Abstract. Novel protection method of wind turbine transformers against high frequency transients occurring during switchgear operation isContinue reading “New Approach to Protecting Transformers Against High Frequency Transients – Wind Turbine Case Study”

Harmonic Current Cancellation Evaluation

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Harmonic Current Cancellation Evaluation, Document ID: PQS1002, Date: March 15, 2010. Abstract: Utility power system harmonic problems can often be solved using a comprehensive approach including site surveys, harmonic measurements, and computer simulations. This case study presents the results for a customer step-down transformer harmonic current cancellation evaluation.Continue reading “Harmonic Current Cancellation Evaluation”

How High Voltage PTs (VTs) and CTs Limit the Input to PQ Voltage Transient Measuring Instruments and Limit the High Order Harmonic Accuracies of Voltage and Current

Published by Terry Chandler, Director of Engineering, Power Quality Thailand Ltd. & Power Quality Inc., USA. Application Note, Sept. 2013Emails: terryc@powerquality.org, terryc@powerquality.co.th Typical PTs and CTs cause errors and issues in PQ measurements in three areas: 1. Harmonics As the PT and CT have very poor frequency response, they are in affect are a low pass filter onContinue reading “How High Voltage PTs (VTs) and CTs Limit the Input to PQ Voltage Transient Measuring Instruments and Limit the High Order Harmonic Accuracies of Voltage and Current”