Harmonic analysis and improvement of a new solid state fault current limiter

Ahmed, Mohamed Mostafa Ramadan, Putrus, Ghanim, Ran, Li and Xiao, Lejun (2004) Harmonic analysis and improvement of a new solid state fault current limiter. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 40 (4). pp. 1012-1019. ISSN 0093-9994

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2004.830774


This paper presents a harmonic study on a newly developed solid-state fault current limiter. Using this device, the supply voltage sag is reduced when a short-circuit fault occurs on a cable feeder in the downstream network, hence improving the power quality. The device will eventually isolate the faulted part from the healthy network. Harmonics caused by the fault current limiter are analyzed and a method is proposed to prevent undesirable harmonic interactions. Analytical and experimental results are compared with existing regulations. It is verified that, with precautions, the operation of the solid-state fault current limiter will not cause problems to either the supply network or the loads.

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Additional Information: The first version of this paper was presented in IEEE conference, Canada, and was nominated and selected for Journal publication. It describes a study of the harmonic performance of a novel solid-state fault current limiting and interrupting device (FCLID) developed by the authors. The FCLID is aimed to improve the quality of supply in power distribution networks. Part of a project sponsored by industry, resulted in a prototype, several publications and a patent. A multi disciplinary research in the areas of power system and thermal analysis. A PhD project (M. M. R. Ahmed) funded by the Egyptian Government.
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2008 14:52
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:22
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3260

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