A Two-Dimensional Cloud Model for Condition Assessment of HVDC Converter Transformers

Jian Li, Zhiman He, Youyuan Wang, Jinzhuang Lv, Linjie Zhao
2012 Energies  
Converter transformers are the key and the most important components in high voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission systems. Statistics show that the failure rate of HVDC converter transformers is approximately twice of that of transformers in AC power systems. This paper presents an approach integrated with a two-dimensional cloud model and an entropy-based weight model to evaluate the condition of HVDC converter transformers. The integrated approach can describe the complexity of
more » ... he complexity of HVDC converter transformers and achieve an effective assessment of their condition. Data from electrical testing, DGA, oil testing, and visual inspection were chosen to form the double-level assessment index system. Analysis results show that the integrated approach is capable of providing a relevant and effective assessment which in turn, provides valuable information for the maintenance of HVDC converter transformers.
doi:10.3390/en5010157 fatcat:2ecgcdp37jgyzbp4ydsnkdl2uu