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Estimation of transmission line parameters for single-core XLPE cables

By P Paul Wagenaars, PAAF Peter Wouters, PCJM Peter van der Wielen and EF Fred Steennis


A power cable model for partial discharge (PD) pulse propagation requires knowledge of all factors influencing the transmission line parameters of the cable (characteristic impedance, attenuation coefficient and propagation velocity). These frequency dependent quantities depend, amongst others, on the dielectric properties of the semi-conducting layers. For existing power cable connections, but often also for newly manufactured cables, these quantities, which vary between different cable types, are not known with acceptable accuracy. This paper discusses methods to estimate the characteristic impedance and propagation velocity using the cable geometry and the dielectric properties of XLPE, but without using the dielectric properties of the semiconducting layers. Measurements on cable samples show that these approximations are valid with sufficient accuracy. The attenuation of PD signals can only be accurately predicted with detailed knowledge of the dielectric properties of the semi-conducting screens

Publisher: 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1109/cmd.2008.4580487
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