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On-line transformer condition monitoring through diagnostics and anomaly detection

Catterson, V.M. and Rudd, S.E. and McArthur, S.D.J. and Moss, G. (2009) On-line transformer condition monitoring through diagnostics and anomaly detection. In: IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems 2009 (ISAP 2009), 2009-11-08 - 2009-11-12, Curitiba, Brazil.

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Abstract

This paper describes the end-to-end components of an on-line system for diagnostics and anomaly detection. The system provides condition monitoring capabilities for two in- service transmission transformers in the UK. These transformers are nearing the end of their design life, and it is hoped that intensive monitoring will enable them to stay in service for longer. The paper discusses the requirements on a system for interpreting data from the sensors installed on site, as well as describing the operation of specific diagnostic and anomaly detection techniques employed. The system is deployed on a substation computer, collecting and interpreting site data on-line.