Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design a sensor circuit that can detect when transformers are experiencing internal faults (turn to turn) or not operating within their normal specifications. Transformers experience failures caused by Internal Arcing, Geomagnetically Induced Currents, Phase to Ground or Phase to Phase Faults, and Magnetic Core Damage. The developed sensor circuit helps detect when the transformer’s performance in compromised. Three situations can be revealed by the sensor; 1.) Normal Operation, 2.) Insipient Damage, 3.) Potential for catastrophic damage. Theoretically analysis is confirmed by a prototype.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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