Time-Domain Protection and Fault Location of Wye-Connected Shunt Capacitor Banks Using Superimposed Current and Differential Voltage
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

This paper presents protection and fault location of wye-connected shunt capacitor banks used in medium or high voltage applications. The proposed method is sensitive to single element failure obtained by using voltage adaptive instantaneous superimposed current in each phase. The change in equivalent reactance computed using time-domain signals is used to find the number of failed capacitor element and types of fault. The location of the faulted capacitor is identified using sign of the voltage difference of the lower and upper halves of the shunt capacitor bank. The performance of the proposed method is tested for various cases including identical faults, simultaneous faults, system voltage unbalance in both single and double wye-connected shunt capacitor banks. The method is also validated using field data collected from a 400 kV SCB for an internal fault. The proposed technique is compared with available methods and found accurate.

short circuit and open circuit faults

Capacitor bank connections

time-domain protection

shunt capacitor bank


Rabindra Mohanty

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik

Ashok Kumar Pradhan

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

0885-8977 (ISSN)

Vol. 36 6 3486-3495




Annan elektroteknik och elektronik



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