Analysis of Leakage Current on 11kV Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester Using Finite Element Method
Leakage current is known to be directly related to the degree of degradation of arrester. Leakage current is commonly flow across arrester under non-conducting condition. In this work, a two-dimensional (2D) axial-symmetrical 11kV surge arrester model was developed and used to simulate the leakage current under normal condition. The influence of insulator shed widths, housing materials and sizes of ZnO in an 11kV ZnO surge arrester design on its leakage current was studied using finite element method (FEM) software, which is COMSOL Multiphysics. The simulation results show that leakage current is mostly affected by the sizes of the ZnO and material of the housing. From this work, an understanding on the leakage current behaviors in a ZnO surge arrester can be enhanced. This study may also help in improving the design of surge arresters in reducing leakage current.
Ismail Musirin and Shahril Irwan Sulaiman
N. A. Abdul Latiff et al., "Analysis of Leakage Current on 11kV Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester Using Finite Element Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 785, pp. 348-352, 2015