A review of energy harvesting methods for power transmission line monitoring sensors

Suganthi Yeesparan, Mohd Zafri Bin Baharuddin, Norashidah Md Din, Mohamad Halil Haron

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Abstract

Condition monitoring sensors have the responsibility of reducing occupational failures or unscheduled shutdowns especially in power transmission line systems. Existing sensors that are used for condition monitoring are mostly battery-dependent. Powering up these sensors in difficult to access areas where high voltage transmission line usually runs is a challenge because batteries usually have a limited life cycle. Power sources other than batteries such as harvesting from solar energy, magnetic energy, radio frequency energy either produces insufficient energy or not entirely available all the time. Electric Field Energy Harvesting (EFEH) overcomes many of these disadvantages and provides a quality and continuous power source to be used to power up devices especially the monitoring sensors that are used in transmission line monitoring. This paper presents key aspects and drawbacks of six types of energy harvesting methods and a review of existing energy harvesters. The concept of electric field and the usage of EFEH in power transmission line system are explained and a comparison between EFEH with typical energy harvesting methods is discussed. This paper finds that EFEH devices have potential to provide sufficient energy for low powered condition monitoring sensors. Moreover, several improved EFEH approaches are proposed, and future trends are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018

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Electric Power Supplies
Energy harvesting
Power transmission
Electric lines
Solar Energy
Equipment and Supplies
Electric fields
Monitoring
Sensors
Life Cycle Stages
Radio
Condition monitoring
Harvesters
Solar energy
Life cycle
Electric potential

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Yeesparan, Suganthi ; Bin Baharuddin, Mohd Zafri ; Md Din, Norashidah ; Haron, Mohamad Halil. / A review of energy harvesting methods for power transmission line monitoring sensors. In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE). 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 153-161.
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In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.01.2018, p. 153-161.

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