M.E. Power Systems & Electric Drives:High Voltage Engineering & Test Techniques

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme


Research Methodology
Computer Application to Power System Analysis
Advanced Power Electronics
Power System Dynamics & Stability
Industrial Drives & Automation

Semester II

Power Quality & FACTS Devices
Optimal Power System Operation
Intelligent Techniques & Applications

Semester III

Minor Project
Thesis (Start)

Semester IV

Thesis (Continues)

High Voltage Engineering & Test Techniques

Introduction: Power Systems Development and High Voltage Engineering; Contents of High Voltage Engineering; Applications of High Voltage Technology.

Traveling Waves: Transient and traveling waves; Effects of Line Terminations; Junction of several lines; Bewley Lattice Diagram; Traveling wave in transformer and generator.

Lightning in Power Systems: Lightning formation; Lightning overvoltages (strike and backflashover) in power systems; Lightning overvoltages protection devices in power systems; Lightning protection system of high buildings.

Switching Over Voltages: Types of internal overvoltages; The importance of switching overvoltages; Causes of various internal overvoltages; Control of switching overvoltages; EMTP and its applications.

Arresters and Insulation Coordination: Surge arresters (MOA) and its performances; Voltage-Time Characteristics and coordination; Surge arresters selection and location in power systems; Principles of insulation coordination; Statistical and conventional insulation coordination.

High Voltage Cables: Configuration and design features of high voltage cables; Testing of high voltage cables; Diagnostics of high voltage cables.

Air and SF6 Breakdown: Fundamental aspects of air and SF6 breakdown, U-curve and gap factor; Sparkover characteristics; SF6 gas insulation performance.

Gas Insulated Substation: Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) and its importance; Configuration and design features of GIS; Prospects of GIS.

High Voltage Test of Electrical Apparatus: Nondestructive insulation testing; Destructive insulation testing: AC, DC, and Impulse testing of apparatus; New high voltage measurement technology; Safety in high voltage lab.

Applications of high voltages technology in other area.

Laboratory: Non- destructive Testing, Corona Discharge realization, Construction of HVAC and HVDC waves, Thermal tests on Insulation, Impulse wave Generation and Measurement.

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