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Propagation of overvoltages transferred through distribution transformers in electric networks

Propagation of overvoltages transferred through distribution transformers in electric networks

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The increasing requirements for improved reliability of electrical power devices and optimisation of dielectric insulation design means that the analysis of impact due to overvoltages is of high importance. This analysis should also consider propagation of overvoltages transferred through power transformer windings to other parts of the electrical network. Hazard levels of overvoltages affected the insulation systems of electrical devices are determined by wave propagation conditions of overvoltages as well as the protection level of applied overvoltages protection. The analysis of overvoltages transferred to low voltage networks is very important due to the increasing number of electrical devices and electronic apparatus with low resistance to overvoltages. This study presents a detailed analysis of the propagation of overvoltages transferred through distribution transformer windings, in typical medium and low-voltage electrical networks. The analysis is based on simulation results carried out by the use of electromagnetic transients program–alternative transients program (EMTP–ATP). A high-frequency model for transformers done on the basis of frequency characteristics of admittance measurements was used in simulations. Detailed analysis of influence of length of medium- and low-voltage lines connected to the distribution transformers and metal oxide surge arresters on switching overvoltages transferred to low-voltage networks are presented in the study.

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