Experimental Detection of Transformer Excitation Asymmetry through the Analysis of the Magnetizing Current Harmonic Content

  • Nebojsa Pjevalica
  • Nenad Petrovic
  • Velibor Pjevalica
  • Nikola Teslic
Keywords: Decomposition, DC bias, harmonic analysis, hysteresis, magnetization, phase measurement, power transformer, transformer core.

Abstract

The presence of a low DC voltage in a power grid produces an excitation asymmetry for the distribution transformers, resulting in unwanted half-cycle saturation that may impair transformer safety, reliability and efficiency, especially in increasing the reactive power, stray losses and iron losses. This paper highlights a diagnostic method based on the phase value of the particular even harmonics of a transformer excitation current as the basic marker of an excitation asymmetry. In order to achieve a straightforward insight into the nature of even harmonics behaviour, a novel method of decomposition an excitation current waveform into its unhysteretic (pure magnetization) and hysteretic components has been included in the harmonic analysis.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eie.22.2.14590

Published
2016-04-05
How to Cite
Pjevalica, N., Petrovic, N., Pjevalica, V., & Teslic, N. (2016). Experimental Detection of Transformer Excitation Asymmetry through the Analysis of the Magnetizing Current Harmonic Content. Elektronika Ir Elektrotechnika, 22(2), 43-48. https://doi.org/10.5755/j01.eie.22.2.14590
Section
ELECTRONICS