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Simulation of the impact of harmonics on distribution transformers

Said, D. M. and Nor, K. M. (2008) Simulation of the impact of harmonics on distribution transformers. In: Proceedings of 2008 2nd IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2008) , 2008, Johor Bahru, Johor.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2008.4762494


The harmonic power losses cause increased operational costs and additional heating in power system components, which will reduce their expected lifetime. This is especially in the commercial building, where the usage of power is very high as there are many large scale types of equipment being used. This paper presents the effect of harmonic current distortion on the transformer useful life, K-factor calculation and using Malaysian standard to be compared in these finding. In this paper the impact of harmonic distortion on the selected distribution transformer in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia are discussed. For this research, the harmonic problem can be analyzed with the simulations, real measurements and assessments. The results show that an increase in the current harmonic distortion can increase the transformer losses and decreased it life expectancy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:harmonic distortion, transformer losses, real life of transformer, hot spot temperature
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:15999
Deposited By: Siti Khairiyah Nordin
Deposited On:13 Oct 2011 14:51
Last Modified:14 Oct 2011 02:31

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