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Condition monitoring of power transformers using frequency response analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Lucas, JR Tilakeratne, RP 2011-06-23T04:58:04Z 2011-06-23T04:58:04Z
dc.description.abstract Power transformers are the most expensive and important equipment of a high voltage power system. Therefore it is essential to have a suitable and effective condition monitoring system to assess the conditions of power transformers well in advance to maintain the reliability of the power system by averting unexpected expensive failures. Conventional condition .monitoring techniques do not conclusively indicate mechanical conditions of the transformer such as winding movement, loss ·of clamping pressure, disc movements etc. which can take place during handling and transport, short circuit forces, faults in the power system network near the transformer or a high voltage stress which affects inductance or capacitance. This project thesis deals with Frequency Response' Analysis technique for condition monitoring of power transformers, which is suitable for detecting the deformation of transformer windings. A mathematical model for obtaining frequency response characteristics has been developed for 'a typical transformer, and the effect of variation of parameters on frequency response has been examined. Case studies based on frequency response tests on typical 31.5 MVA, 132/33 kV grid transformers have been presented. Case studies reveal that any mechanical deformation in the transformer winding is clearly reflected in the frequency response characteristics. The frequency response characteristics obtained in the field for different aged power transformers are found to be somewhat similar in nature to those obtained analytically using ladder network equivalent circuit.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Electrical Engineering-Thesis ; THESIS-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ; POWER TRANSFORMERS ; frequency-response analysis
dc.title Condition monitoring of power transformers using frequency response analysis
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_US 2004
dc.identifier.accno 82146 en_US

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