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Title

Method of Reducing the Effects of Repeated Ignition during Earth Faults in Compensated Medium Voltage Networks

Authors

[ 1 ] Instytut Elektroenergetyki, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska i Energetyki, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.10] Environmental engineering, mining and energy

Year of publication

2024

Published in

Energies

Journal year: 2024 | Journal volume: vol. 17 | Journal number: iss. 1

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • earth fault
  • overvoltage
  • electricity distribution
  • medium voltage network
Abstract

EN The article presents the results of research in the field of limiting the effects of overvoltages and improving the conditions for the self-extinguishing of transient faults in medium voltage networks with earth fault current compensation. The aim of the research was to estimate the level of overvoltages generated by an earth fault during re-ignition of the electric arc and to assess the possibility of reducing them by increasing the attenuation of the earth fault circuit. The results of the conducted tests show that to increase the attenuation, which ensures a significant effect of limiting such overvoltages, it is enough to change the way of operation of the devices forcing an additional active component of the earth fault current (AWSCz/ACFA). In Poland, such devices are commonly used to improve the effectiveness of earth fault protection. It was also found that the proposed solution enables accurate tuning of the Petersen coil in networks with natural asymmetry of earth capacitances. Therefore, changes in the operation of AWSCz/ACFA devices may have a beneficial effect on the limiting the effects of repeated ignitions during earth faults and, at the same time, enable the accurate tuning of the Petersen coil and increase its ability to extinguish arc-fed faults. Research and theoretical analysis of the issue were carried out on the basis of data characterizing the parameters of the earth fault circuits of the real 15 kV network.

Pages (from - to)

1 - 14

DOI

10.3390/en17010093

URL

https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/17/1/93

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

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final published version

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at the time of publication

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Ministry points / journal

140

Impact Factor

3,2 [List 2022]

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