Using a PSCAD simulation software in calculating the probability of surge protective devices failure in an installation served by overhead lines

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Abstract

Surge protective devices (SPDs) are used in protecting low voltage distribution networks against lightning strike. Lightning strike not only produces overvoltage but also comes with discharge current. Even if the voltage is clamped by the SPD, the discharge current from the lightning strike may cause SPD to fail. Normally, people look at clamping voltage (voltage protection level) without looking properly at the maximum allowable energy of SPD. This paper looks in the SPDs failure on the low voltage installation which been served by overhead lines. In this paper, the work is done in order to calculate the probability of SPDs failure based on the actual lightning data in Malaysia. The peak current is a probability phenomenon. By looking at the probability of lightning peak current and location of those lightning activities, it is possible to calculate the kind of induced voltage to appear on the electrical installation. From the calculated results, a better selection of SPD size to be installed can be assured.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011 - Pattaya City, Thailand
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

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Other2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011
CountryThailand
CityPattaya City
Period28/09/1130/09/11

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Overhead lines
Lightning
Electric potential
Electric power distribution

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Hamzah, I., & Ramli, A. Q. (2012). Using a PSCAD simulation software in calculating the probability of surge protective devices failure in an installation served by overhead lines. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011 [6497707] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUEPES.2011.6497707
Hamzah, I. ; Ramli, Ahmad Qisti. / Using a PSCAD simulation software in calculating the probability of surge protective devices failure in an installation served by overhead lines. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011. 2012.
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Hamzah, I & Ramli, AQ 2012, Using a PSCAD simulation software in calculating the probability of surge protective devices failure in an installation served by overhead lines. in Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011., 6497707, 2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011, Pattaya City, Thailand, 28/09/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUEPES.2011.6497707

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Hamzah I, Ramli AQ. Using a PSCAD simulation software in calculating the probability of surge protective devices failure in an installation served by overhead lines. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia, ICUE 2011. 2012. 6497707 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUEPES.2011.6497707