A Survey of Broken Rotor Bar Fault Diagnostic Methods of Induction Motor

Bilal Asad, Toomas Vaimann, Anton Rassõlkin*, Ants Kallaste, Anouar Belahcen

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Abstract

Electrical machines, induction motors in particular, play a key role in domestic and industrial applications. They act as a work horse in almost every industry and are responsible for a big proportion of total generated electricity consumption worldwide. The faults in induction motors are degenerative in nature and can lead to a catastrophic situation if not diagnosed earlier. The failures can cause considerable financial loss in the form of unexpected downtime. Broken rotor bar is a very common and frequently occurring fault in most of industrial induction motors. To select a better, more accurate and reliable fault diagnostic technique, this paper presents a comprehensive literature survey on the existing motor current signature analysis (MCSA) based fault diagnostic techniques. Different well-known MCSA based fault diagnostic techniques are summarized in the form of basic theories, considering complexity of their implementation, merits and demerits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalELECTRICAL, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Fault diagnosis
  • Induction motors
  • Rotors
  • ORDER TRACKING ANALYSIS
  • PARAMETER-ESTIMATION
  • STATOR
  • PERFORMANCE
  • ASYMMETRIES

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