Electrical Transients in Power Systems

Transients in Electrical Power Systems

What are Electrical Transients?

What are Electrical Transients?

Where do Transients come from?

Internal Sources

  • Capacitor switching
  • Current interruption (motors, etc.)
  • Power electronics operation (SCRs, etc.)
  • Electrostatic discharge
  • (Arc) welding
  • Copy machines
  • Faulty wiring or circuit breaker operation
  • Contact and relay closure
  • Load startup or disconnect

External Sources

  • Lightning
  • Capacitor switching
  • Line/cable switching
  • Transformer switching
  • Current limiting fuse operation

Types of Transients in Power Systems

Types of Transients
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The Effects of Electrical Transients

  1. Intermittent interruption
  2. Chronic degradation
  3. Latent failure
  4. Catastrophic failure

Transient Mitigation Devices

  1. Earthing screen
  2. Overhead ground wires
  3. Lightning arresters, or surge diverters

Transient Analysis and Stability Study using the Software

  • Short circuit (or fault) analysis,
  • Power (or load) flow analysis,
  • Stability analysis, and
  • Analysis of electromagnetic transients.

Performing a Transient Stability Study

  1. Identification and Quantization of Transients

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