Back
 ENG  Vol.8 No.3 , March 2016
Design and Fabrication of a High Voltage Lightning Impulse Generator
Abstract: This paper reports 10 kV to 100 kV high voltage impulse generator. Generation of variable outputs impulse generator can be designed by combination of flyback transformer and Marx generator which can produce different high voltages. It is a portable device for field. The experimental final results have been taken by using spark gap measurements and voltage divider technique. This high voltage lightning impulse generator produces standard T1/T2 waveshape impulses. The testing of protection devices such as SPD (surge protection device) is extremely important to find out whether these devices can operate in standard conditions or not. That’s why the high voltage lightning impulse generator is developed for such testing. Similarly, our research work consists of modeling and practical design of a 100 kV impulse generator.
Cite this paper: Ur-Rehman, A. and Khan, N. (2016) Design and Fabrication of a High Voltage Lightning Impulse Generator. Engineering, 8, 69-73. doi: 10.4236/eng.2016.83008.
References

[1]   Khalis, M.A.Z., Nazim, M., Azizi, M.D.M. and Manan, A. (2014) From Analogue to Digital for High Voltage Impulse Generator. IEEE 5th Control and System Graduate Research Colloquium, Shah Alam, 11-12 August 2014, 181-186.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/icsgrc.2014.6908718

[2]   Heo, H. (2007) Compact Marx Generator for Repetitive Applications. IEEE-PPC2007, Albuquerque, 17-22 June 2007, 579.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ppps.2007.4651978

[3]   Stuckenholz, C.H. and Gamlin, M. (2012) Overview of Impulse Current Test Standards and the Impact on Test Equip- ment. International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP), Vienna, 2-7 September 2012, 1-6.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICLP.2012.6344377

[4]   Gockenbach, E. (2012) High Voltage and High Current Test Techniques. IEEE International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis, Bali, 23-27 September 2012, 91-94.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/cmd.2012.6416288

[5]   Mayes, J.R., Eubank, E., Lara, M. and Mayes, M.G. (2006) Dual Polarity MV Marx Generator System. Conference Record of the 2006 Twenty-Seventh International Power Modulator Symposium, Arlington, 14-18 May 2006, 544-547.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/modsym.2006.365307

[6]   Shindo, T. (2011) Lightning Parameters Used in the Lightning Protection Guides for Power Systems in Japan. Presented to 6th Meeting of CIGRE Work Group WG C4.407, Sapporo, June 2011.

[7]   Yang, S.J., Chen, S.D., Zhang, Y.J., Dong, W.S., Wang, J.G., Zhou, M., Zheng, D. and Yu, H. (2011) Over-Current Effects on Surge Protective Devices. To Be Published at XIV International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, Rio de Janeiro.

 
 
Top