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Selection of MV/LV transformers to be protected by surge arresters against indirect lightning overvoltages

TitleSelection of MV/LV transformers to be protected by surge arresters against indirect lightning overvoltages
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBorghetti, A., F. Napolitano, C. A. Nucci, F. Tossani, G. J. G. Dos Santos, D. R. Fagundes, G. P. Lopes, and M. L. B. Martinez
Conference Name2014 International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN Number9781479935444
KeywordsBenchmarking, Complex networks, Complex topology, Computer modeling, Electric equipment protection, Electric power distribution, Electric surges, Genetic algorithms, Indirect lightning, lightning protection, Lightning protection design, Lightning-induced overvoltages, Medium-voltage distribution networks, Surge arresters, Surge protection, Surge protective devices
Abstract

The papers addresses the problem of locating surge protective devices in a medium voltage distribution network by means of an accurate computer model for the calculation of lightning induced overvoltages and a Monte Carlo statistical procedure. The indirect lightning performance of small network cells of different configuration are evaluated and used as a benchmark for the validation of the surge arrester locations provided by a genetic algorithm procedure. The obtained results appear useful for the lightning protection design of networks with complex topology.

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DOI10.1109/ICLP.2014.6973438