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Identification of Normally Operating High-Voltage Cables beyond Expected Life time
Um, Kee-Hong; Lee, Kwan-Woo;
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Continuous, high-quality supply of electrical energy is the backbone of any modern economy. Any equipment operating at a power station must be reliable and safe. All major power supply components such as transformers, cables, generators, and switchgear need to be kept in perfect operating condition. The lifetime of power cables, used as the main means of transferring electric power, is understood to be about 30 years, from the time of manufacturing. The dielectrics between two conductors of a cable must be able to withstand electrical stresses from high-voltage input. This condition should be verified throughout the lifetime of the cable system. Several techniques, such as VLF-tan, partial discharge, and insulation resistance are used in order to determine the operating conditions of cables. In this paper, we present our work on insulation resistance to diagnose cables in operation at the Western Power station in Taean, Chungcheong Namdo Province, South Korea. As a result we have found cables the life time of which is 38 years.
XLPE;VLF tan;Water tree;Parasitic resistance;Partial discharge;
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