Title: Regression analysis for insulation failures in transformer windings

Authors: V. Jeyabalan

Addresses: Crompton Greaves Ltd., Global R&D Centre, Kanjur Marg, Mumbai, India

Abstract: The winding insulation system is the main component of power transformers. If there is any failure in winding insulation will have a crucial impact of the energy system operation. Insulation failure is the predominant part of faults and highest risk for all types of transformer failures. Most of the winding insulation failure is primly due to partial discharge. Partial discharge identification is an important diagnostic tool for the reliable operation of transformers. In this paper, regression analysis is proposed for locating the source of partial discharge. Experimental studies are performed on layer and interleaved winding to prove the feasibility of the method.

Keywords: power transformers; transformer failures; insulation failure; partial discharge identification; regression analysis; transformer windings; winding insulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEC.2013.050926

International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, 2013 Vol.4 No.1, pp.1 - 8

Received: 30 Sep 2010
Accepted: 17 Oct 2011

Published online: 10 Dec 2012 *

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