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Partial Discharge Detection Using a Spherical Electromagnetic Sensor

L.E.PR.E. H.V. Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Sensors 2019, 19(5), 1014; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19051014
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 15 February 2019 / Accepted: 25 February 2019 / Published: 27 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue UHF and RF Sensor Technology for Partial Discharge Detection)
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Abstract

The presence of a partial discharge phenomenon in an electrical apparatus is a warning signal that could determine the failure of the insulation system, terminating the service of the apparatus and/or the network. In this paper, an innovative partial discharge (PD) measurement instrument based on an antenna sensor is presented and analyzed. Being non-intrusive is one of the most relevant features of the sensor. The frequency response of the antenna sensor and the features to recognize different PD sources and automatically synchronize them with the supply voltage are described and discussed in details. The results show the performance of the instrument can make a fast and correct diagnosis of the health state of insulation systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: partial discharge (PD); antenna sensor; wireless sensor; PD measurements partial discharge (PD); antenna sensor; wireless sensor; PD measurements
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Romano, P.; Imburgia, A.; Ala, G. Partial Discharge Detection Using a Spherical Electromagnetic Sensor. Sensors 2019, 19, 1014.

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