Optimization of the direct buried characteristics for 11kV underground cable installation

Shangari K. Raveendran, Daniel Arokiam, Michael Thevadass

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Abstract

Direct buried is the most common and widely used installation method for underground power cable system. However, the installation characteristics that have been used in recent times do not have an optimum level of cable ampacity which could not support the increasing demand of electrical energy utilization. Besides, the existing installation characteristics have deteriorated the operational lifetime of the cables and in many cases have led to cable failure. Therefore, this projects aims to optimize the installation characteristics for underground cable system. The new optimized installation characteristics will ensure that the 11kV underground cable system is able to transmit electricity with an optimum cable ampacity. Throughout this project, CYMCAP software have been used to model and simulate the installation configuration based on the entered parameters in order to calculate the cable ampacity. The objective of this project have been achieved by recommending two new installation characteristics for the 11kV underground cable that can deliver an optimum cable ampacity. The two new optimized installation characteristics are firstly in changing the insulation material and secondly in changing the backfilling material. Hence, by using these two new optimized installation characteristics, the 11kV underground cable will be able to transmit electricity at higher ampacity and also increase the operational lifetime of the power cable whilst minimizing the occurrence of cable fault.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPECON 2016 - 2016 IEEE 6th International Conference on Power and Energy, Conference Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages262-267
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2017
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECON 2016 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Nov 201629 Nov 2016

Publication series

NamePECON 2016 - 2016 IEEE 6th International Conference on Power and Energy, Conference Proceeding

Other

Other6th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECON 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period28/11/1629/11/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fuel Technology

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K. Raveendran, S., Arokiam, D., & Thevadass, M. (2017). Optimization of the direct buried characteristics for 11kV underground cable installation. In PECON 2016 - 2016 IEEE 6th International Conference on Power and Energy, Conference Proceeding (pp. 262-267). [7951570] (PECON 2016 - 2016 IEEE 6th International Conference on Power and Energy, Conference Proceeding). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2016.7951570