IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Online ISSN : 1348-8147
Print ISSN : 0385-4213
ISSN-L : 0385-4213
Development of Fault Characterization Equipment (FCAREC) for Power Transmission Lines
Kouichi TsujiHikoni YanagidaShigeru AbeHiroshi Sasaki
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1994 Volume 114 Issue 7-8 Pages 747-752


This paper presents fault characterization equipment (FCAREC) which detects fault resistances in a time sequence, in addition to the conventional determination of fault location. The objective of FCAREC is to offer improved functions to estimate causes of system faults. The equipment works by solving a circuit equation, using voltage and current data and line constants at each end of a partic-ular line. To reduce the effects of data measurement errors, a high-presition calculation based on the least squares method is used.
Since December 1989, the prototype FCAREC equipment has been used in feasibility tests on 154kV paralled double transmission lines. During the tests, eighteen power system faults were experienced and satisfactory results were obtained in all cases.

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