Breakdown Process Experiments of Cap-and-Pin Insulators and their EMT Leader-Progression Model Implementation

Fabian Koehler, Jonathan Swingler, Vidyadhar Peesapati

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Here, breakdown tests of cap-and-pin glass insulators with arcing horns, conducted at two different HV labs, are presented. Since only volt–time curves are measured, a curve-fitting approach to determine leader progression model parameters is taken, which involves modelling of the impulse generator in detail and inclusion of the Motoyama model to simulate the breakdown. Furthermore, a comparison of the breakdown simulation results with LPM parameters for a pure air gap and the measurements is accomplished. Finally, a curve-fitting procedure is developed to fit the resulting volt–time curves from simulations to the measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448–454
Number of pages7
JournalIET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Issue number2
Early online date14 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2018


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