Moore, P.J. (2004) Radiometric measurement of circuit breaker interpole switching times. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 19 (3). pp. 987-992. ISSN 0885-8977Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Monitoring the switching times of circuit breakers is important in the condition assessment of the operating mechanism. Although methods exist for this, they are not applicable to existing plant without retrofitting. Recent research shows that arcing produces impulsive radio-frequency radiation. Using direct digital sampling of the antenna signals, impulses from operating circuit breakers (CBs) may be recorded. From timing analysis of the received impulses, the interpole switching time of the CB can be measured. Results of this method are shown for a field trial on a 132-kV SF6 CB attached to a capacitor bank. The relationship between the opening and closing impulses is discussed. This method of timing measurement can be applied to an energized CB. Measurement of the interpole switching times is completely noninvasive, whereas the overall switching time requires a clamp CT fitted on the CB wiring.
|Keywords:||condition monitoring, digital monitoring, high voltage circuit breakers, impulsive noise, radiometric monitoring, switching times, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jun 2007|
|Last modified:||28 Oct 2016 02:03|