Simulation Model for Assessing Operational Performance of Current Transformers
In determining the correct operation of relays of a protection scheme, proper representation of instrument transformers and their behavior in conditions where there can be saturation, is very critical. The main objective of this paper is to develop simulation model for assessing the operational performance of Current Transformer (CT). In order to test the validity of the developed model, three cases of CT operational conditions were considered, with data collected from Gombe, 330/132/33kV PHCN substation. The simulation results revealed various configuration performance responses that could affect relay protective schemes to different degrees. The CT responses revealed that the secondary current and voltage were distorted when the core flux linkages exceeded the set 9.2 pu saturation limit. It is concluded that the model developed for the CT of interest yield satisfactory results.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
I. Sule "Simulation Model for Assessing Operational Performance of Current Transformers ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 71-77, 2007