IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Online ISSN : 1348-8147
Print ISSN : 0385-4213
ISSN-L : 0385-4213
Breakdown Characteristics of Gas Insulated Switchgears for Non-standard Lightning Impulse Waveforms under Non-uniform Electric Field
Genyo UetaShuhei KanekoShigemitsu Okabe
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2009 Volume 129 Issue 2 Pages 340-346


To improve insulation specification of a gas insulated switchgear (GIS), it is necessary to recognize the insulation characteristics of SF6 gas under actual surge (called non-standard lightning impulse waveform) occurring in the field substation. The authors had observed the insulation characteristics of SF6 gas gap under various types of non-standard lightning impulse waveforms and compared them with under standard lightning impulse waveform quantitatively. From the investigation of the experimental results, the evaluation method for real surges is shown and the method is applied to typical surges for various UHV and 500kV systems. In the proceeding study, therefore, only for the quasi-uniform electric field (with a typical range of the field utilization factors in the bus of a GIS) was investigated. In this paper, the insulation characteristics of SF6 gas gap for non-uniform electric field were observed experimentally and investigated about the evaluation method of converting non-standard lightning impulse waveforms equivalently to the standard lightning impulse waveform.

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