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A Physical Calibrator for Partial Discharge Meters

Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno University of Technology, 601 90 Brno, Czech Republic
Department of Electric Power Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, 042 00 Kosice, Slovakia
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Energies 2019, 12(11), 2057;
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 10 May 2019 / Accepted: 21 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High Voltage Engineering and Applications)
This article offers an alternative method of calibrating partial discharge meters for research and teaching purposes. Most current modern calibrators are implemented as precise voltage pulse sources with a coupling capacitor. However, our calibrator is based on the physical principles of dielectric materials distributed in a plane or space. Calibrator design is unique and there is an attempt to get closer to the behavior of the measured real objects. The calibration impulses are created by energy from a high voltage power supply at the specific or nominal value of the applied voltage. At the same time, it is possible to simulate the value and quantity of the discharges and their position in the object relative to the input electrodes. The calibrator creates conditions as a real measured object with adjustable parameters. This paper describes a design of this type of calibrator, its implementation, numerical simulation of discharge values and laboratory measurements with functional verification using the Tettex 9520 calibrator and galvanic measured system DDX 7000/8003 and DDX 9121b. All measurements are carried out using the CVVOZEPowerLab Research Infrastructure equipment. View Full-Text
Keywords: partial discharges (PD); partial discharge; calibrator; Tettex 9520; DDX 8003; DDX 9121b partial discharges (PD); partial discharge; calibrator; Tettex 9520; DDX 8003; DDX 9121b
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Krbal, M.; Pelikan, L.; Stepanek, J.; Orsagova, J.; Kolcunova, I. A Physical Calibrator for Partial Discharge Meters. Energies 2019, 12, 2057.

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Krbal M, Pelikan L, Stepanek J, Orsagova J, Kolcunova I. A Physical Calibrator for Partial Discharge Meters. Energies. 2019; 12(11):2057.

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Krbal, Michal, Ludek Pelikan, Jaroslav Stepanek, Jaroslava Orsagova, and Iraida Kolcunova. 2019. "A Physical Calibrator for Partial Discharge Meters" Energies 12, no. 11: 2057.

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