Correlation factor between standard surge waves for testing transient overvoltage suppressor devices

Main Article Content

Julio Guillermo Zola

Keywords

impulse current, transient overvoltage, surge arrester

Abstract

A wide number of standard surge waves current for testing the behavior of transient overvoltage suppressor devices are currently being used. The value of pick surge current is one of the most important tests. The ratio between the surge waves to obtain a correlation factor between them, so they can be applied to get equivalent results is analyzed in this paper. The theoretical conclusions are verified by simulation and laboratory measurements.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract 403 | PDF (Español) Downloads 265

References

[1] IEC–61643. Low–Voltage Surge Protective Devices, 2002.

[2] IEEE Std 62.41.2. Recommended Practice on Characterization of Surge in Low- Voltage (1000 V and less) AC Power Circuits, 2002.

[3] IEC 61312–1. Protection against the lightning electromagnetic impulse (LEMP), 1995.

[4] Littelfuse. http://www.littelfuse.com/cgi-bin/r.cgi/index.html, 2005.

[5] Cadence Design Systems. http://www.cadence.com/orcad/index.html, 2007.

[6] Julio G. Zola. Simple model of metal oxide varistor for Pspice Simulation. IEEE Transactions on Computer–Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, ISSN 0278–0070. 23(10), 1491–1494 (October 2004).

[7] Eduardo Mariani, Claudia Piaggio and Julio Zola. Modelling the TT low voltage distribution system in rural zones of Argentina under the effect of lightning. IX International Symposium on Lightning Protection, Foz do Iguazu, 26–30 (November 2007).

[8] Ronald B. Standler. Equations for some transient overvoltage test waveforms. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, ISSN 0018–9375, 30(1), 69–71 (February 1988).

[9] Roger A. McConnell. Amplitude and energy spectra of transient test waveforms. IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, ISSN 0–7803– 6569–0, 1, 243–248 (August 2001).

[10] Charles Fenimore and Francois D. Martzloff. Validating surge test standards by field experience: High energy tests and varistor performance. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, ISSN 0093–9994. 28(6), 1234–1241 (1992).