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Partial discharges in motor cable connections

P. Kakaire

Partial discharges in motor cable connections

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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementP. Kakaire ; supervised by K.J. Cornick.
ContributionsCornick, K.J., Electrical Engineering and Electronics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20160280M

Partial discharge (PD) measurements are increasingly used as a reliable and non-destructive diagnostic method to detect weak spots in the insulation of underground cables. Routinely, partial discharge measurements are utilized in laboratories for testing cable reels prior to commissioning and in the field to verify installation quality.   A transformer bushing is one electrical bushing that enables one or several conductors to pass through the grounded transformer tank and insulates the conductor from it.. Bushings are a very vital component of transformers. Based on CIGRE WG Report, Bushings (14%) are the 3rd major source of transformer failure after On Load Tap Changer (40%) & Winding (35%). Transformer and GIS Partial Discharge Monitors; Motors and Generators Partial Discharge Monitoring or termination box and extension cables, and nitrogen gas pressure tested to kPa or psi; 50/60 Hz voltage reference signal required (use one of the following): – Isolation Transformer in enclosure, for connection to potential.


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Partial discharges in motor cable connections by P. Kakaire Download PDF EPUB FB2

Discharge. Partial discharge (PD) occurs in high voltage (HV) electrical equipment like cables, transformers, motors and generators. It is a kind of very small spark that occurs due to a. A partial discharge in the cable insulation generates travelling waves which propagate in two directions along the cable.

A {" -tJ J \J v / X -II I ~ I I c:p I I, _I L '\ B J Figure Travelling waves generated by a partial discharges in a cable.

The travelling waves can be detected at the cable ends A and/or B. Author: GG Gerard Wolzak, van der Amfj Laar, EF Steenis. In the case of modern XLPE insulated Highvoltage cables, the most common source of - failure is the incorrect assembly of joints and cable terminations.

In such cases, due to the local high concentration of the electric field, so called partial discharges (PD) can. Partial discharges depend on the electric field, temperature, and pressure in the insulation medium.

In power cables, these factors depend on among others, the operating voltage, heating due to load current, temperature of the soil, previous discharges, etc. All these factors vary in time. Partial Discharge can be described as an electrical pulse or discharge in a gas-filled void or on a dielectric surface of a solid or liquid insulation system.

This pulse or discharge only partially bridges the gap between phase insulation to ground, or phase to phase insulation. Standard Definitions • Fundamentally, what is a “Partial Discharge” • An electric discharge which only partially bridges the insulation, and which may or may not occur adjacent to a conductor - Authoritative Dictionary of IEEE Standard Terms • A discharge that does not completely bridge the insulation between electrodes - IEEE Standard 4, IEEE Standard for High-Voltage Testing Techniques.

Partial Discharges • Once the electric stress in the void exceeds 3 kV/mm (at kPa), electric breakdown (a ^discharge or flow of electrons) will occur in the gas • When the electrons hit the edge of the void, any organic material (polyethylene, epoxy, oil) will be gradually decomposed – aging.

Partial discharge (PD) is a common sign of insulation breakdown in power cables and cable accessories, such as joints and terminations, which can eventually result in cost-intensive repairs and prolonged outages. Partial discharge can be the result of internal weak spots in cable insulation, such as voids, cracks or particles.

Partial discharge measurement is an important method of assessing the quality of the insulation of power cable systems, particularly for extruded insulation materials.

Partial discharges (PD) are evidence of a degrading insulation system, which could lead to very costly repairs and can predictively lead to an electrical breakdown of high voltage apparatus. In our talks with customers about high voltage motors and generators, partial discharge is often raised.

It’s a kind of very small spark that occurs due to a high electrical field, and it’s found in high voltage equipment including cables, transformers, motors and generators. [An example of the electrical trees caused by partial discharge activity in the cable insulation] The vast majority of partial discharge does not occur all the time, but rather when the voltage of the cable system exceeds the "turn on" voltage of the PD site (referred to as the PD Inception Voltage, or PDIV).

Doble Partial Discharge (PD) couplers are permanently mounted devices that are installed when a machine is out of service. Coupler installation typically takes one day per machine, if all required parts are ready on site.

NOTE: Doble recommends that coupler installation be done by qualified Doble personnel. In electrical engineering, partial discharge (PD) is a localized dielectric breakdown (DB) (which does not completely bridge the space between the two conductors) of a small portion of a solid or fluid electrical insulation (EI) system under high voltage (HV) stress.

While a corona discharge (CD) is usually revealed by a relatively steady glow or brush discharge (BD) in air, partial discharges. Partial discharge testing and infrared scanning can be used to obtain data on the performance of the insulation system and the integrity of the switchgear busbars and cable terminations.

The frequency of such tests will depend on the duty, age and condition of the switchgear. Infrared partial discharge testing (photo credit: ). measurement. Partial discharge inception voltage U i is the lowest voltage at which partial discharges occur in a test circuit when the test voltage is gradually increased from a lower value.

Partial discharge extinction voltage U e is the voltage at which repetitive partial discharges cease to occur when the. Factor measurement and Partial Discharge analysis. However, in many cases these tests are not performed, even the basic AC like a motor winding or shielded HV cable, the lower the mA’s of current, hence power, is required to charge a load to the desired test voltage.

At 60 Hz, the time from 0 to peak voltage is ms. Partial Discharge (PD) is an electrical discharge that does not completely bridge the space between two conducting electrodes. The discharge may be in a gas filled void in a solid insulating material, in a gas bubble in a liquid insulator, or around an electrode in a gas.

When partial discharge occurs in a gas, it is usually known as corona. Partial Discharge (PD) Measurement Instruments for High Voltage Cables. Partial Discharge - Identify, Evaluate & Locate in HV Cable Systems. SEBA KMT oscillating wave test system (OWTS) is used to identify, evaluate and locate partial discharge (PD) faults in HV high voltage cable insulation, cable joints and cable terminations.

help identify those cables that need repair, rehabilitation, or re-placement [1]. The authors’ company has been engaged since in performing cable diagnostic tests by means of an off-line, partial discharge (PD) location technology, using a 50/60 Hz excitation voltage.

This article describes typical cable. Defining Partial Discharge Partial Discharges (PD) are basically tiny sparks that occur inside motors and generators.

They occur within voids and on the surface of the stator winding insulation and out in the endwinding between phases. What we want to do is count the number of partial discharges inside the machine and quantify them. Explanation. All materials carrying an electric charge generate an electric an energized conductor is near a material at earth potential, it can form very high field strengths, especially where the field lines are forced to curve sharply around the earthed material.

The bushing controls the shape and strength of the field and reduces the electrical stresses in the insulating material. • IEEE Guide for PARTIAL Discharge Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems in a Field Environment.

§ IEEE - • IEEE Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Rated 5 kV and Above with Damped Alternating Current (DAC) Voltage. IEEE Series (Bundle). Measurement of Partial Discharge (PD) in motors and generators is used to assess the condition of insulation systems, typically together with other test methods.

PD results can provide an early warning of insulation breakdown before a surge test or hipot test fails. Partial discharges (PD) are small electrical sparks that occur when voids exist within or on the surface of high voltage insulation of stator windings in motors and generators.

These PD pulses can occur because of the manufacturing/installation processes, thermal deterioration, winding contamination or stator bar movement during operation. partial discharge in the electric motor or generator. It is often only a matter of time until low partial discharges destroy the complete motor and or generator.

Partial discharge is a voltage-dependent physical effect. With increasing voltage partial discharge will occur eventually.

The only question is what test voltage level should be used. Partial Discharge (PD) Measurement Instruments for High Voltage Cables. SEBA KMT oscillating wave test system (OWTS) is used to identify, evaluate and locate partial discharge (PD) faults in HV high voltage cable insulation, cable joints and cable terminations.

The HV Partial Discharge unit generates the attenuated oscillating frequency up to the peak voltage of the system. Excerpt from paper “Review of Some Motor Field Problems and Recommendations” Company: Undisclosed Machine Description: Induction Motor, kV, BUS EMCs (80 pF sensors) Cable Arcing Exposed by High PD Activity in Motor PD measurement is a good monitoring tool for looking into the health of stator winding.

However, attention needs to be made that PD was not coming from sources. It is always important to conduct tests and do maintenance for your equipment, this includes all kinds of equipment, from generator maintenance, power transformer repair to switchgear maintenance.

Over the years, studies have shown that more than 85% of disruptive failures in both medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) equipment and machinery are Partial Discharge related. This catalog comprises a multitude of high voltage cables, connectors and cable assemblies.

Unshielded and Shielded Cable: A wide range of unshielded cables for voltages up to kV and shielded cables for voltages up to kV.

Many cables are furnished with semiconductive layers providing low partial discharge levels and AC ratings. Dielectric discharge test The Dielectric Discharge (DD) Test is a diagnostic insulation test that allows aging and deterioration of insulation to be assessed.

This paper looks at the method in detail. These partial discharge testers can take the role of quality assurance for product manufacturing or off-site plant analysis and mapping at almost any voltage the customer requires.

Partial discharge test and monitoring systems can be supplied in the form of handheld tools, as well as bigger, transportable diagnostic products. High-performance partial discharge testing. The MPD is an advanced partial discharge (PD) measurement and analysis system.

It can be used for many different PD testing applications on electrical equipment. The modular system enables both single- and multi-channel PD.

Partial Discharge on 11kv Cables due to incorrect installation. Whether you need a sensor, measuring impedance, coupling capacitor or calibrator, we offer a complete line of Doble partial discharge testing accessories to help refine your PD testing capabilities.

With many possible applications for PD testing, accessories can help maximize the benefit of your PD test instruments. Control circuits (open/close coil, motor operation and indication).

AC power frequency (optional). Visual. Circuit breaker alignment (withdrawable only). Cable terminations and connections (indication of partial discharge). Control wire connections. Condition of fixed primary contacts. Condition of primary contacts on circuit breaker.

cables, cable assemblies, capacitors, connectors, converters, power characteristics, power sources, and transformers and inductors. Included in each criteria document were high voltage and test pa•-ameters based on insulation design parameters and engineering judgment.

Malloy Electric can measure and record Partial Discharge of a winding found within Rotating Machinery with the SCHLEICH MTC2. Cable designed to be discharge-resistant may be the best way to protect medium-voltage cable insulation from failure and to ensure system reliability.

Design engineers must ensure the reliability of solid-dielectric power cable against failures caused by partial discharge (PD), which can be quite a challenging task.

In this paper a decision rule-based method is presented for localizing partial discharge (PD) sources in single core cables with multi sheath-ground connections. Cable Mode – guided measurement The Cable Mode is an intuitive, three-step interface for testing high-voltage cables.

This module is used for quality assurance in the factory as well as fault localization on site. The user is guided through the entire measurement. The detection of partial discharge faults in high-voltage cables.Partial Discharge Testing Partial discharges (PD) are small electrical sparks which occur in stator windings rated kV or higher.

PD is non-existent or negligible in well-made stator windings that are in good condition. However, if the stator winding insulation system was poorly made, or the winding has deteriorated due to overheating.The Partial Discharge sensors are connected to the channel input points on the front of the Partial Discharge Tester using the 50 Ohm/50Hz matching/filter connectors.

The Partial Discharge System allows each channel to be displayed either individually or together on screen as required by the operator.