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Arcing fault detection for a double busbar metal enclosed switchgear

Ismail, Nur'Ain Maiza and Mohd. Zin, Abdullah Asuhaimi and Karim, S. P. A. (2011) Arcing fault detection for a double busbar metal enclosed switchgear. International Review on Modelling and Simulations, 4 (1). pp. 207-213. ISSN 1974-9821

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Arcing fault issues have increased concern and awareness of many people in different background. The effect it causes leads to the development of arc fault detectors. Arc fault detector is associated with overcurrent relay in older switchgear system to improve speed performance of switchgear protection system. In this paper, a new design of arc fault detector for double busbar metal-enclosed medium voltage switchgear is introduced to develop a better arc fault detection in terms of selectivity. A position sensor is associated concurrently with light and current detector in providing a tripping signal to the corresponding circuit breaker. The circuit is designed using Boolean algebra approached and simulated in MATLAB Simulink. Simulation results are observed to verify the performance of the arc fault detector in terms of solving false tripping problems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:arc protection, double busbar switchgear
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:28806
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Nov 2012 04:06
Last Modified:13 Feb 2017 02:55

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