Second International Conference on the Reliability of Transmission and Distribution Equipment, 1995.

29-31 Mar 1995

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  • Reliability worth in distribution plant replacement programmes

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):162 - 167
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    Most of the distribution system plant in the United Kingdom was commissioned during the high growth years of the 50s and 60s and although some of this equipment may still be “operating satisfactorily”, most are approaching replacement need. The subject of asset replacement programmes is receiving an increased level of consideration and debate. However, since currently applied increment... View full abstract»

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  • Transmission equipment reliability using the Canadian Electrical Association information system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):13 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Canadian electric power utilities have been collecting and processing transmission equipment reliability data as part of the Canadian Electrical Association Equipment Reliability Information System (CEA-ERIS) since 1978. Eight concurrent annual reports have been produced each covering a five year period. These data cover transmission lines, transformer banks, circuit breakers, cables, synchronous ... View full abstract»

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  • Transformer design for high reliability

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):66 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    As the population of power transformers in service increases and becomes older, electric utilities are focusing attention on the availability of their plant. Users assess availability in terms of: (1) dependability-whether the transformer will be available in the short term, i.e. over the next 5 years; and (2) reliability-whether the transformer will be available in the longer term, i.e. over the ... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated approach to reliability assessment, maintenance and life cycle costs in the National Grid Company

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):180 - 185
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    The National Grid Company (NGC) owns and operates the high voltage (400 and 275 kV) transmission system in England and Wales. Among the conditions for the successful application of technology in a modern organisation are the following: sensitivity to trends in the total business environment; commitment to change and the contribution of technology; close cross-functional integration; and, a focus o... View full abstract»

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  • Condition monitoring applied to power transformers-an REC view

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):109 - 114
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A review is given of the techniques of condition monitoring available for power transformers. The results from some new methods are given which help assess the condition of transformers. The paper shows how an asset replacement strategy can be prioritised from condition assessment information View full abstract»

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  • Reliability design approach for protection and control equipment for MV distribution networks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):133 - 138
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    Reliability is a main requirement for MV distribution networks. One of the key components is the protection and control equipment. Both functions have traditionally been implemented separately. However, the latest generation of numerical devices available in the market offers a high degree of integration of protection and control functions. Reliability data of conventional protection relays has be... View full abstract»

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  • Risk based design of distribution line structure

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):168 - 174
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    Power overhead line regulations and codes generally apply prescriptive methods to the design of structures using working loads multiplied by factors of safety. In contrast, the probabilistic method is founded on designing to a limit state in which strength is matched to stress, with the risk of failure defined by the overlap of the distributions of the limit state model. This work indicates how a ... View full abstract»

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  • Determination of data for reliability analysis of a transmission system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):19 - 23
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    Probabilistic methods for reliability evaluation of power systems are more consistent than deterministic ones. This is due to the stochastic nature of power systems. However the application of such methods to practical systems require the availability of the relevant reliability data. Jordan Electricity Authority (JEA) has started the process of evaluating such data for its generating system. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Maintenance-free vacuum circuit-breaker

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    The introduction of vacuum switchgear represented the first step in the direction of a maintenance-free medium-voltage circuit-breaker. Switching in a vacuum was the first quenching principle to assure constant electrical and dielectric properties throughout the device's entire service life of more than 20 years, involving for example more than 100 short-circuit clearances or 10000 to 30000 switch... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent optical fibre based systems for monitoring the condition of power equipment

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):73 - 78
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Considerable advances have been made in recent years concerning the design, manufacture and, not least, the technologies used in the power equipment of today's transmission and distribution networks. For many items of power equipment, the methods traditionally applied, those of preventive maintenance to optimise equipment availability, can now be replaced by predictive maintenance philosophies whi... View full abstract»

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  • Application of RCM to high voltage substations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):186 - 191
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    The authors describe how, in order to test and assess the benefits of the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) in the field of electrical networks, EDF has committed itself to a two year feasibility study on a 400 kV line bay. The use of reliability techniques has not only thrown light on the cost efficiencies potentially at stake, but has been a rewarding challenge in its own rig... View full abstract»

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  • Factors affecting the reliability of low voltage aerial bundle cable systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):48 - 51
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    Low voltage aerial bundle cable (ABC) has been used for electrical reticulation in Australia since the mid 1980s. The advantages to be obtained from using this type of cable were primary environmental in that trees adjacent to the cable did not have to be lopped excessively, and the risk of bush fires was reduced as the insulated cable system was seen as being less likely to cause arcing than trad... View full abstract»

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  • Neural network based techniques for distribution line condition monitoring

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):115 - 120
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    Because a power distribution line is spread over a significant area, it is exposed to a variety of hazards. Causes of line abnormal conditions include lightning, wind, ice, snow, salt spray, birds etc. These make it extremely difficult to design an accurate condition monitoring system for distribution lines by using conventional techniques. In this paper, a neural network technique is proposed to ... View full abstract»

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  • System reliability improvement-an Australian experience [power systems]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):139 - 144
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    This paper describes how significant improvements have been made to power system reliability. In particular, the paper discusses how improved business planning and quality improvement teams are addressing ways of improving power system reliability. The paper describes the areas targeted for improvement and demonstrates how strategies and action plans have been deployed throughout the organisation ... View full abstract»

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  • Condition assessment techniques for large power transformers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):85 - 90
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    An important task for electric utilities is to maintain the reliability of their power systems whilst minimising the necessity for capital expenditure on asset replacement. To achieve this, the best possible knowledge of the plant condition and likely future problems is required. Effective assessment techniques are required, and this is especially so for power transformers since these are very oft... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability and maintenance practices for Australian and New Zealand HV transmission lines

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):198 - 203
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    Electricity supply authorities throughout the world are under pressure to perform more efficiently and continue to meet demand yet face increasing environmental pressure not to construct additional transmission lines. This means that existing lines must work harder and last longer than ever before. Traditional maintenance activities based on standard inspection periods will need to be replaced by ... View full abstract»

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  • Prioritising supply infrastructure works using statistically based analyses

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):157 - 161
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Like most other companies, London Underground is endeavouring to minimise its distribution network costs while providing the best possible service to its customers. In order to meet these aims, it is necessary to use the capital available to best effect. In London Underground's case, the problems of prioritising capital expenditure are especially difficult because of the diverse nature of the pote... View full abstract»

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  • The Canadian Electrical Association approach to transmission and distribution equipment reliability assessment

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The Canadian Electrical Association (CEA) is an electric utility based organization for exchanging information on technical, marketing and managerial problems of mutual interest to its members. CEA adopted a proposal in 1975 to create a national facility for centralized collection, processing and reporting of reliability and outage statistics for electrical generation, transmission and distributio... View full abstract»

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  • Design for reliability-methodology and cost benefits in design and manufacture

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):61 - 65
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    The importance of quality and reliability in all kinds of switchgear has increased. Quality and reliability have to be an integrated part of development activities. Reliability starts with the right design, followed by the choice of suitable material, using the relevant testing procedures and the appropriate manufacturing techniques, all accompanied by stringent quality control. So future oriented... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation-aided short circuit risk evaluation for circuit breakers in HV substations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):175 - 179
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    The application of a probabilistic method of circuit breaker failure evaluation is described. A simulation model based on the Monte Carlo method and a specially built computer program are presented. Conclusions are drawn from the results of risk analysis made for a selected part of the Polish power system View full abstract»

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  • Thermal capability assessment for transformers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):103 - 108
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    The reliability of transmission and distribution equipment is inevitably affected by service conditions, and particularly loading, e.g. average load, load variation, loading above nameplate rating and frequency of tap-changes. The ability of a transformer to cope with particular loading conditions will depend on the design involved. An important aspect of this design is the thermal capability of t... View full abstract»

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  • The improvement of customer service by system automation [power distribution]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):127 - 132
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    Distribution automation is practised to varying degrees around the world and is of interest to all power system engineers. Its importance has increased in the United Kingdom following privatisation of the electric utility industry and the consequently increased focus on customer service. The authors detail how Midlands Electricity has embarked on a re-definition of its power supply reliability sta... View full abstract»

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  • Extension of use of the maintenance-free VCB into the medium voltage GIS concept

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):31 - 36
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    This paper describes a new series of medium voltage gas insulated distribution switchgear which is, just as the vacuum circuit breaker which it uses, designed to be maintenance-free for its lifetime. Its use will increase the reliability, simplify and reduce the costs of operation of secondary distribution in public and industrial networks. Initially, this new series, type 8DC, is available with s... View full abstract»

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  • A summary of the final results and conclusions of the second international enquiry on the reliability of high voltage circuit-breakers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    CIGRE Working Group 13.06 (Reliability of High Voltage Circuit-Breakers) carried out world-wide reliability studies on high-voltage circuit-breakers during the fifteen year period 1971-1985. An important part of these activities was to conduct the first international enquiry on circuit-breaker failures and defects in service, this included circuit-breakers of all technologies. In 1986 a new CIGRE ... View full abstract»

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  • Practical aspects of reliable switchgear design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):43 - 47
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    Switchgear designers, as well as satisfying the requirements for short circuit and switching performance must also ensure that the equipment has long term mechanical reliability and insulation integrity. Reliability surveys indicate that failures are generally mechanical in nature rather than electrical. For this reason the paper discusses practical aspects of mechanical reliability along with tec... View full abstract»

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