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Using a Scintillation Detector to Detect Partial Discharges

Institute of Electrical Power Engineering and Renewable Energy, Opole University of Technology, Prószkowska 76 Street, 45–758 Opole, Poland
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Sensors 2019, 19(22), 4936; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19224936
Received: 7 October 2019 / Revised: 11 November 2019 / Accepted: 11 November 2019 / Published: 13 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Radiation Sensing: Design and Deployment of Sensors and Detectors)
This article presents the possibility of using a scintillation detector to detect partial discharges (PD) and presents the results of multi-variant studies of high-energy ionizing generated by PD in air. Based on the achieved results, it was stated that despite a high sensitivity of the applied detector, the accompanying electromagnetic radiation from the visible light, UV, and high-energy ionizing radiation can be recorded by both spectroscopes and a system commonly used to detect radiation. It is also important that the scintillation detector identifies a specific location where dangerous electrical discharges and where the E-M radiation energy that accompanies PD are generated. This provides a quick and non-invasive way to detect damage in insulation at an early stage when it is not visible from the outside. In places where different radiation detectors are often used due to safety regulations, such as power plants or nuclear laboratories, it is also possible to use a scintillation detector to identify that the recorded radiation comes from damaged insulation and is not the result of a failure. View Full-Text
Keywords: radiation sensing technologies; partial discharges; scintillations; air insulation; photomultiplier radiation sensing technologies; partial discharges; scintillations; air insulation; photomultiplier
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Nagi, Ł.; Kozioł, M.; Kunicki, M.; Wotzka, D. Using a Scintillation Detector to Detect Partial Discharges. Sensors 2019, 19, 4936. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19224936

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Nagi Ł, Kozioł M, Kunicki M, Wotzka D. Using a Scintillation Detector to Detect Partial Discharges. Sensors. 2019; 19(22):4936. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19224936

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Nagi, Łukasz; Kozioł, Michał; Kunicki, Michał; Wotzka, Daria. 2019. "Using a Scintillation Detector to Detect Partial Discharges" Sensors 19, no. 22: 4936. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19224936

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