Resistance measurements on power transformers are offline diagnostic methods that are performed without opening the transformer main tank. In case the power transformer is equipped with an on-load tap changer (OLTC), this resistance measurement can be used to find degradation and defects inside the OLTC. Many OLTC defects as well as contact degradation can be measured by means of dynamic resistance measurements, which is a resistance test during OLTC operation. A low (DC) test current through the on-load tap changer is used during dynamic resistance measurements. This method is in particular sensitive to maintenance errors, contact degradation and contact timing problems. In general, distinction can be made between defects that interrupt the current through the OLTC, defects that affect the timing of the OLTC contacts and contact degradation resulting in abnormal contact resistance.
|Conference||2010 International conference on high voltage engineering and application (ICHVE), New Orleans|
|Period||11/10/10 → 14/10/10|