Utilization of Cable Screen Earthing Current for Detection and Location of Earth Faults in Medium Voltage Networks

: pp. 17 – 25
Received: February 08, 2021
Revised: February 24, 2021
Accepted: March 04, 2021
Poznań University of Technology
Poznań University of Technology
Poznań University of Technology
Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, Gorzów Department

The paper presents issues related with detection and location of earth faults in medium voltage (MV) networks. Attention is paid on cable and cable-overhead lines. The criterion value – cable screen earthing current is presented. Afterwards, the method of utilization of the cable screen earthing current for detection and location of earth faults is described. The next part of the paper presents the results of simulation research for different variants of earth faults in cable and cable-overhead lines. The presented relations are the basis of the developed algorithm of detection and localization of earth faults. The presented considerations were confirmed by an experiment performed in the MV network.

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K. Łowczowski, J. Lorenc, M. Czerniak, J. Zawodniak. Utilization of cable screen earthing current for detection and location of earth faults in medium voltage networks. Energy Engineering and Control Systems, 2021, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 17 – 25. https://doi.org/10.23939/jeecs2021.01.017