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Fault location on low voltage power cables

G. Mcleish

Fault location on low voltage power cables

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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementGary Mcleish ; supervised by P.A. Crossley.
ContributionsCrossley, P. A., Electrical Engineering and Electronics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21238154M

For cables rated 0 through 2, volts, the in-service voltage stress on the insulation is so low that the concept of insulation levels is largely unnecessary. For example, the operating voltage stress on a typical volt cable is about 5 volts per mil of insulation thickness, i.e., each mil ( inch) of insulation must withstand only 5.   Consequently, the AFD can be installed in low-voltage circuits to monitor circuit states in real-time to facilitate the early detection of electrical fires. The accuracy of the arc fault detection technique used by the prototype will be further enhanced in Cited by: The typical medium voltage cable construction starts with the conductor just like low voltage conductors, but this is where the similarity ends. On the medium voltage cables, a thin semi-conductive layer is extruded onto the conductor to fill the voids between the strands and make a voltage stress transition to the insulation layer.

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