Amplitude Distribution of Partial Discharge Signals on Tunnel-Installed High-Voltage Cables

Yong Qian, Xiaoxin Chen, Yiming Zang, Hui Wang, Gehao Sheng, Xiuchen Jiang
2019 Applied Sciences  
For 110 kV and above tunnel-installed high-voltage (HV) cross-linked poly-ethylene (XLPE) cable systems, it is a normal procedure to adopt a cross-bonding scheme. The high-frequency current method is frequently used in the cross-bonded cable systems for on-site or online partial discharge (PD) detection by monitoring the signals on the cross-bonding wires. To further study the amplitude distribution characteristics of the PD signals, a parametric characteristic admittance model of a three-phase
more » ... el of a three-phase cable system in a tunnel is established based on Tylavsky's formulas. The model is used to calculate the amplitude distribution formula of the PD pulse current on the cross-bonding wires. In addition, the influence of cable laying and tunnel environment on the amplitude distribution is also studied. Finally, the correctness of the model and the conclusion are verified by simulation experiments and on-site tests. The results show that the signal amplitude distribution is determined by the ratio of the characteristic admittances. As the distance between the cables and the distance from the inner wall of the tunnel increase, the amplitude difference gradually decreases.
doi:10.3390/app9214595 fatcat:kfx44hfmbvh43ln5h2gg6evniq