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Prediction of flashover voltage of contaminated insulator using artificial neural networks

Alawi, Saleh Al and Salam, M. A. and Maqrashi, A. A. and Ahmad, Hussein (2006) Prediction of flashover voltage of contaminated insulator using artificial neural networks. Electric Power Components and Systems, 34 (8). pp. 831-840. ISSN 1532-5008

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325000600561563


Insulator contamination has been identified as the most important factor in the design of external insulation of high voltage transmission, sub-transmission and distribution systems throughout the world. In the electrical design of high voltage insulators, the design engineers need a simple and reliable tool when calculating the flashover voltages of contaminated insulators. This article presents an artificial neural network (ANN) based technique that predicts the flashover voltages of the insulator under contaminated conditions energized by AC voltage. The results indicate strong agreement between the model prediction and observed values. The statistical analysis shows that the R 2 value for the sixteen cases in the training set was 0.9986. These results demonstrate that the ANN-based model developed in this work can predict the flashover voltage and ESDD, before and after applying a mitigation system, with 99.86% accuracy and with 99.3%, respectively. It was also found that the contribution of the salinity level was approximately 46.51%; the effect of the solution current was 31.78%, while the remaining 21.71% was attributed to the resistivity. These results clearly indicate that salinity is an important factor in determining ESDD and FOV, and its level should be determined carefully.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:artificial neural networks, contaminated insulator, ESDD, flashover voltage
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:9041
Deposited By: Nurunnadiah Baharum
Deposited On:27 Jul 2009 03:29
Last Modified:27 Jul 2009 03:29

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