In this paper, a series of investigations on sensitivity and bandwidth for four types of Rogowski coil (RC) sensors was demonstrated. The proposed RC sensor design using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene material carries the advantages, such as lighter weight, robust, and higher temperature resistance. The prototype development first was carried out with the assistance of Solidwork 3D computer aided design software and MakerBot 2X 3D printer. Subsequently, the sensors were modeled and simulated using electromagnetic transient program-alternative transient program software environment based on the lumped parameter identification. A single-end measuring technique was used to locate the PD signal on the three-phase medium voltage underground cross-link polyethylene insulated power cable with a 240-mm2 nominal area copper conductor. In order to verify the results achieved from the simulation, an experiment was carried out. This experiment was repeated concurrently for each design of the RC sensors. In order to achieve the best PD detection, the precise selection for the best sensor is paramount. In this case, the results indicated that certain geometrical shape performed better with regard to the detection of the PD signal.
- 3D printer
- acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material
- electromagnetic transient program-alternative transient program (EMTP-ATP)
- geometrical shapes
- Partial discharge (PD)
- Rogowski coil (RC)