The Ultraviolet Detection of Corona Discharge in Power Transmission Lines


Corona discharge is a common phenomenon in power transmission lines external insulation, and it may cause serious defect if without effective detection. The ultraviolet (UV) imagery technology has been widely used to detect the corona discharge in industry in recent years, but some influence factors’ functions are not definite. In this paper, the fracture aluminum strands which is common in power transmission lines were used as the electrode model while a SuperB ultraviolet imager were utilized to detect, the photon count rate was detected with different detect distance, electric field, aluminum strands length and UV gain were applied. Then the multivariate regression analysis (MRA) was taken to calculate the function between the photon count and the factors.

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L. Chen, L. Lin, M. Tian, X. Bian, L. Wang and Z. Guan, "The Ultraviolet Detection of Corona Discharge in Power Transmission Lines," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 1298-1302. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B246.

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