Thermal monitoring of low voltage switchgear using thermal ionization detector

Amjad Hussain, Muhammad Shafiq, Matti Lehtonen

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Abstract

Reliable operation of the switchgear is essential for delivery of electric power to the end users. Poor connections and insulation degradation are the two major causes of arc-flash in the switchgear. This paper evaluates the non-intrusive measurement and performance of thermal ionization detector (TID) in the low voltage (LV) air insulated switchgear. The sensitivity analysis of the sensor is done in comparison with thermocouples. Experimental investigation is performed in a climate controlled chamber where bus bars having poor joints are installed. Useful deductions based on measured results, have been discussed in this paper. This particular type of study is nonexistent in the literature. So, it will be remarkably helpful for the researcher and engineers working in the online condition monitoring area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 57th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University, RTUCON 2016
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037315
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 13 Oct 201614 Oct 2016
Conference number: 57
http://www.conference.rtu.lv/archive/RTUCON2016/index.html

Conference

ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University
Abbreviated titleRTUCON
CountryLatvia
CityRiga
Period13/10/201614/10/2016
Internet address

Keywords

  • arc discharges
  • condition monitoring
  • electrical contacts
  • poor connections
  • power distribution systems
  • switchgear
  • thermal sensors

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