Substation Transformer Switching and Dynamic Overvoltages

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Substation Transformer Switching and Dynamic Overvoltages, Document ID: PQS1204, Date: January 26, 2012. Abstract: This case study presents the results for a wind plant substation transformer energizing and dynamic overvoltage evaluation. Transformer inrush currents contain harmonic components that may create dynamic overvoltages if a substation transformer is energizedContinue reading “Substation Transformer Switching and Dynamic Overvoltages”

Temporary Overvoltage and Grounding Transformer Analysis

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Temporary Overvoltage and Grounding Transformer Analysis, Document ID: PQS1203, Date: January 25, 2012. Abstract: This case study presents the results for a wind plant temporary overvoltage (TOV) and grounding transformer transient analysis. The case study investigated the potential for excessive temporary overvoltages during single-phase faults on a 34.5Continue reading “Temporary Overvoltage and Grounding Transformer Analysis”

Lightning Transient Overvoltage Evaluation

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Lightning Transient Overvoltage Evaluation, Document ID: PQS1205, Date: January 26, 2012. Abstract: This case study presents a wind plant substation lightning transient overvoltage evaluation. A high-frequency transient model was created to simulate the lightning transients and resulting overvoltages and arrester energy duties. A high-frequency model was required toContinue reading “Lightning Transient Overvoltage Evaluation”

The Trouble With Capacitors Part 1

Published by R. Fehr, P.E., Engineering Consultant, Dec 1, 2003 Although shunt capacitors offer several advantages at all voltage levels, those advantages come at a price. Not only must you purchase, install, and maintain capacitor equipment, you must be able to switch it in and out of service to get the most from the system.Continue reading “The Trouble With Capacitors Part 1”

Voltage Magnification and Nuisance Tripping during Capacitor Bank Switching

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Voltage Magnification and Nuisance Tripping during Capacitor Bank Switching, Document ID: PQS0902, Date: October 15, 2009. Abstract: The application of utility capacitor banks has long been accepted as a necessary step in the efficient design of utility power systems. In addition, capacitor switching is generally considered a normalContinue reading “Voltage Magnification and Nuisance Tripping during Capacitor Bank Switching”

VCB Current Chopping Evaluation

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: VCB Current Chopping Evaluation, Document ID: PQS1207, Date: June 1, 2012. Abstract: This case study presents a customer vacuum circuit breaker (VCB) current chopping transient overvoltage evaluation. A high-frequency transient model was created to simulate vacuum circuit breaker opening and closing and the resulting transient overvoltages and arresterContinue reading “VCB Current Chopping Evaluation”

Utility Capacitor Switching Trips Electronic Voltage Regulator

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Utility Capacitor Switching Trips Electronic Voltage Regulator, Document ID: PQS0301, Date: January 10, 2003. Abstract: The application of utility capacitor banks has long been accepted as a necessary step in the efficient design of utility power systems. Also, capacitor switching is generally considered a normal operation for aContinue reading “Utility Capacitor Switching Trips Electronic Voltage Regulator”

Hazardous Step Voltage Nearby Pole Exited by High Voltage Surge

Published by Jarosław WIATER, Politechnika Białostocka, Wydział Elektryczny, Katedra Telekomunikacji i Aparatury Elektronicznej Abstract. This paper presents a ground potential rise (GPR) and voltage difference measurement results. Measurements were made for a model of a pole installed in homogeneous ground. The test stand was built in high voltage lab. It allows safe high voltage testingContinue reading “Hazardous Step Voltage Nearby Pole Exited by High Voltage Surge”

Utility Capacitor Switching Fails VAX Disk Drive

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Utility Capacitor Switching Fails VAX Disk Drive, Document ID: PQS0408, Date: September 30, 2004. Abstract: The application of utility capacitor banks has long been accepted as a necessary step in the efficient design of utility power systems. Also, capacitor switching is generally considered a normal operation for aContinue reading “Utility Capacitor Switching Fails VAX Disk Drive”

Harmonic Current Impact on Transient Overvoltages during Filter Switching-Off

Published by Yuriy VARETSKY1, Roman PAVLYSHYN2, Michał GAJDZICA1,AGH University of Science and Technology (1), Lviv Polytechnic National University(2) Abstract. This paper focuses on the features of power filter switching-off in industrial power supply systems. The filter switching-off behavior under a large amount of a harmonic current component has been analyzed. The effect of harmonic currentContinue reading “Harmonic Current Impact on Transient Overvoltages during Filter Switching-Off”