A Protocol for Space Charge Measurements in Full-size HVDC Extruded Cables

Mazzanti, G., Chen, G., Fothergill, J., Hozumi, N., Li, J., Marzinotto, M., Mauseth, F., Morshuis, P., Reed, C., Tzimas, A. & Wu, K. (2015). A Protocol for Space Charge Measurements in Full-size HVDC Extruded Cables. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22(1), pp. 21-34. doi: 10.1109/TDEI.2014.004557

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Abstract

This position paper, prepared by the IEEE DEIS HVDC Cable Systems Technical Committee, illustrates a protocol recommended for the measurement of space charges in full-size HVDC extruded cables during load cycle qualification tests (either prequalification load cycles or type test load cycles). The protocol accounts for the experimental practices of space charge measurements in the thick insulation of coaxial cables in terms of poling time, depolarization time, heating and cooling of specimens, as well as for the experience gained very recently from such kind of measurements performed in the framework of qualification tests relevant to ongoing HVDC cable system projects. The goal of the protocol is not checking the compliance with any maximum acceptable limit of either space charge or electric field. Rather, this protocol aims at assessing the variation of the electric field profile in the cable insulation wall during poling time at the beginning and at the end of load cycle qualification tests for full-size HVDC extruded cables. Indeed, in the design stage the electric field distributions are determined by the cable geometry and by temperature gradient in the insulation. Thus, the design is based on macroscopic parameters conductivity and permittivity and how they depend upon temperature. Any disturbance of the electric field due to space charge accumulation will only be revealed during space charge measurements either in as-manufactured state or in the aged state after load cycle qualification tests.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: HVDC insulation, power cables, power cable testing, space charge
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Vice-Chancellor's Portfolio
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13238

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