Modelling and simulation of online partial discharge measurement for medium voltage power cable

A. Z. Abdullah, M. Isa, M. N. K. H. Rohani, H. A. Hamid, M. H. Amlus, N. Azizan


This paper presents the modelling of the online partial discharge (PD) measurement of the medium voltage (MV) power cable. Recently, PD monitoring trends are rapidly increasing due to high demand on reliable systems. Degradation are mainly due to the presence of PD in the high voltage power equipment used. PD measurement is therefore a highly recommended task to early detection of the degradation insulation for high voltage (HV) equipment in order to avoid breakdowns. Real network modelling is necessary to improvise system design in order to find the efficiency in a real power system network. In this paper, modelling focuses on a real distribution network by applying Rogowski coil (RC) as a detection sensor to trigger PD activity. The simulation is performed to determine the functionality and reliability of the system with the RC application in the network. The analysis is performed in the ATP-EMTP and MATLAB Simulink software environments. In addition, this paper contributed to justify the approach of a simplified PD sensor and measurement system. This PD measurement system provides a complete solution in the context of condition-oriented monitoring for the ability to apply the RC to trigger PD activity in the power distribution network.



Measurement; Modelling; Partial discharge; Power cable; Rogowski coil; Simulink

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