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Determining Health Index of Transmission Line Asset using Condition-Based Method

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College of Graduate Studies, University Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang 43000, Selangor, Malaysia
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Institute of Energy Infrastructure, University Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang 43000, Selangor, Malaysia
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Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang 43000, Selangor, Malaysia
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Resources 2019, 8(2), 80; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8020080
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 5 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 25 April 2019
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Abstract

Assessment of overhead transmission lines is a crucial task in the asset management of electric power infrastructures. Any assets have different life spans and require proper assessment and maintenance actions. Disruption of the power supply may cause national problems. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the distribution and transmission of electric power from the power plant to end consumers is achieved without fail. This paper presents a proposed framework of health index of the transmission line using a condition-based method. This study refers to previous methods in determining the health index of electrical power assets, mainly transformer and transmission line. Three main indicators contributed and need to be considered in determining the health index. The indicators are structural, electrical and environmental aspects. The health index of these three indicators with 14 items was calculated, and the overall health index of the transmission line determined. From the case study conducted for this study, the specific location, tower and item can be acknowledged that cause the failure and the service interruption of energy supply to the consumer. It is found that the implementation of the health index calculation gives a more accurate description of the health status of a transmission line. The health index can be used for the prioritizing of maintenance, refurbishment or replacement to avoid disruption. View Full-Text
Keywords: condition-based method; health index; overhead transmission lines condition-based method; health index; overhead transmission lines
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Hashim, R.; Usman, F.; Baharuddin, I.N.Z. Determining Health Index of Transmission Line Asset using Condition-Based Method. Resources 2019, 8, 80.

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