A comprehensive review of fault location methods for distribution power system

N. Gana, Nur Fadilah Ab Aziz, Z. Ali, H. Hashim, Bahisham Yunus

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Fault on distribution system does not only affect the reliability of power supply, but also contribute to increasing operational and maintenance cost borne by the utilities. Throughout the years, various methods have been studied and practiced to solve problems related to the fault location in the distribution system. In this paper, the fault location methods are reviewed and summarised according to their categories. The fault location methods discussed in this paper are based on literature studies of outage mapping and field measurement for the distribution system. Furthermore, the component which influences the fault location methods such as unbalanced system, capacitance effects, distributed generation, and distribution topology are related to the explanation of the method. Finally, the field measurements are presented as in comparison which will clarify the effectiveness and the establishment of each method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalIndonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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