Comparison of High Frequency Detailed Generator Models for Partial Discharge Localization

  • Hassan Hosseini, S.M. ;
  • Hosseini Bafghi, S.M.
  • Received : 2014.04.14
  • Accepted : 2015.02.13
  • Published : 2015.07.01


This paper presents partial discharge localization in stator winding of generators using multi-conductor transmission line (MTL) and RLC ladder network models. The high-voltage (HV) winding of a 6kV/250kW generator has been modeled by MATLAB software. The simulation results of the MTL and the RLC ladder network models have been evaluated with the measurements results in the frequency domain by applying of the Pearson’s correlation coefficients. Two PD generated calibrator signals in kHz and MHz frequency range were injected into different points of generator winding and the signals simulated/measured at the both ends of the winding. For partial discharge localization in stator winding of generators is necessary to calculate the frequency spectrum of the PD current signals and then estimate the poles of the system from the calculated frequency spectrum. Finally, the location of PD can be estimated. This theory applied for the above generator and the simulation/measured results show the good correlation for PD Location for RLC ladder network and MTL models in the frequency range of kHz (10kHz<f<1MHz) and MHz (1MHz<f<5MHz) respectively.


Generators;Partial discharge;Pearson’s correlation coefficients;Multi-conductor transmission line model;RLC ladder network model


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