The detection and location of faults on power transmission lines is essential to the protection and maintenance of a power system. Most methods of fault detection and location rely on measurements of electrical quantities provided by current and voltage transformers. These transformers can be expensive and require physical contact with the monitored high voltage equipment. In this work, current transformers were replaced by magnetic field sensing coils. Such coils can be located remotely from substations and switching stations and do not require physical contact with the conductors. Rather than observing each individual conductor, the use of the magnetic field sensors allows the monitoring of the transmission line condition using a collective quantity. This study explores the use of the magnetic field sensors as an alternative measurement device for fault detection and location.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Ferreira, Kurt Josef, "Fault Location for Power Transmission Systems Using Magnetic Field Sensing Coils" (2007). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 778.
power systems, power transmission, fault location, Electric power transmission, Electric fault location, Magnetic fields, Magnetic field sensors