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Review of fault location methods for distribution power system


Mirzaei, Maryam and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Moazami, Ehsan and Hizam, Hashim (2009) Review of fault location methods for distribution power system. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 2670-2676. ISSN 1991-8178


For the past fifty years, electric power systems have rapidly grown. This has resulted in a large increase of the number of lines in op eration an d their total length. These lines experience faults which are caused by storms, lightning, snow, freezing rain, insulation breakdown and short circuits caused by birds and other external objects. In most cases, electrical faults manifest in mechanical damage, which must be repaired before returning the line to service. The restoration can be expedited if the location of the fault is either known or can be estimated with reasonable accuracy. Speedy an d precise fault location plays an important role in accelerating system restoration, reducing outage time and significantly improving system reliability. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the conceptual aspects as well as recent algorithmic developments for fault location on distribution system. Several fundamentally different approaches are discussed in the paper together with the factors affecting the assumptions of the underlying concepts and the various criteria used in the different approaches are reviewed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Fault location method; Distribution power system; System restoration
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 01:34
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 06:34
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16558
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