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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2011 Vol.12 No.2 P.116-123

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.C1010042


Waveform feature monitoring scheme for transformer differential protection


Author(s):  Bahador Fani, Mohamad Esmail Hamedani Golshan, Hosein Askarian Abyaneh

Affiliation(s):  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, Department of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding email(s):   fani@ec.iut.ac.ir

Key Words:  Transformer differential protection, Differential current waveform, Inrush current, Fault current, Waveform feature, Waveform processing


Bahador Fani, Mohamad Esmail Hamedani Golshan, Hosein Askarian Abyaneh. Waveform feature monitoring scheme for transformer differential protection[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2011, 12(2): 116-123.

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Abstract: 
We propose a new scheme for transformer differential protection. This scheme uses different characteristics of the differential currents waveforms (DCWs) under internal fault and magnetizing inrush current conditions. The scheme is based on choosing an appropriate feature of the waveform and monitoring it during the post-disturbance instants. For this purpose, the signal feature is quantified by a discrimination function (DF). Discrimination between internal faults and magnetizing inrush currents is carried out by tracking the signs of three decision-making functions (DMFs) computed from the DFs for three phases. We also present a new algorithm related to the general scheme. The algorithm is based on monitoring the second derivative sign of DCW. The results show that all types of internal faults, even those accompanied by the magnetizing inrush, can be correctly identified from the inrush conditions about half a cycle after the occurrence of a disturbance. Another advantage of the proposed method is that the fault detection algorithm does not depend on the selection of thresholds. Furthermore, the proposed algorithm does not require burdensome computations.

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mortaza saghaian@prof.<msaghaian@yahoo.com>

2011-03-20 16:04:58

Congratulations excellent work.

Anonymous@No address<No mail>

2011-03-08 21:57:51

In general it is a very well organized paper.

Anonymous@No address<No mail>

2011-03-08 21:54:49

This is a useful and timely paper

Anonymous@No address<No mail>

2011-03-08 21:53:40

I loved the simplicity of the concepts exposed in the paper in addition the proposed algorithm is easy to applied in the industry.

Congratulations for your paper!

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