Series Arc fault studies and modeling for a DC distribution system

Jing Li, David W.P. Thomas, Mark Sumner, Edward Christopher, Yang Cao

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Abstract

Electrical arcs are of great concern for power electronic systems. Modeling of arc faults to represent and predict arc characteristics and transient responses within the power system is now receiving considerable research attention. In this paper, a series DC arc fault demonstration rig is designed to generate series arcs by moving one electrode away from a stationary one with a stepper motor. Experimental results presented and analyzed to obtain the arc fault characteristics. The arc voltage, arc current and arc power can be predicted using the Zeller model within a wide range of supply voltage, load conditions and different test conditions, such as electrode material. The verification of this model is important as it can now be included in simulations of complex power systems to aid the development and testing of robust arc fault detection and location strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479925223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2013 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 Dec 201311 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC
ISSN (Print)2157-4839
ISSN (Electronic)2157-4847

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2013
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period8/12/1311/12/13

Keywords

  • arc characteristic
  • DC series arc fault
  • formatting
  • modelling
  • style
  • styling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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