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Water trees diagnostic of extruded underground cables: a case study in Saudi Arabia eastern province

Al-Hamouz, Z. and Al-Soufi, K. and Ahmed, M. and Al-Ohali, M.A. and Garwan, M. (2002) Water trees diagnostic of extruded underground cables: a case study in Saudi Arabia eastern province. Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition 2002: Asia Pacific. IEEE/PES, 2.

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Abstract

In this paper, different electrical diagnostic techniques reported in the literature to predict the condition of extruded underground power cables are reviewed. Two of these techniques, namely the DC leakage current method and the DC conductivity method are applied to 14 underground cable samples rated between 15 kV and 69 kV collected from the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For this purpose, a setup has been constructed at the High Voltage Laboratory of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran-Saudi Arabia. The results obtained show a correlation between the DC leakage current and the conductivity testing and the presence of water trees in the insulation material of cables. Samples suspected to have water trees are examined using the microscopic testing of the insulating material. The results obtained are in agreement with the electrical testing findings.



Item Type:Article
Date:October 2002
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept
Creators:Al-Hamouz, Z. and Al-Soufi, K. and Ahmed, M. and Al-Ohali, M.A. and Garwan, M.
ID Code:14043
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:24 Jun 2008 16:20
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:14

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