The present study is concerned with the application of a nonlinear frequency analysis approach to the detection and location of water tree degradation of power cable XLPE insulation without turning off electric power.
The use of power cable system responses to power line carrier signals are proposed to conduct the required signal analysis for damage location purpose. This technique is based on the fact that the water tree degradation in power cables can make the system behave nonlinearly. Consequently, the location of water tree degradation can be determined by detecting the position of nonlinear components in power cable systems.
A novel method has been proposed for locating water tree degradation in power cable systems; numerical simulation studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the new technique.
The proposed technique has the potential to be applied in practice to more effectively resolve the power cable damage location problem.
Chen, M., Zhai, J., Lang, Z., Sun, F. and Hu, G. (2012), "A nonlinear frequency analysis based approach for power cable insulation fault detection", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 369-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321641211200482Download as .RIS
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