Induced voltages on long aerial and buried pipelines due to transmission line transients

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    In a previous paper [1], the voltage induced onto a 1-km above-ground pipeline by transmission line transients was shown to be significant in comparison to the induced voltage resulting from power system currents. This paper enhances the previous work in three distinct areas. First, both aerial and buried pipelines are considered. Above-ground pipelines are shown to be more at risk from transient-induced voltages. Second, parallelisms of up to 10 km are simulated. The results show that increasing parallelisms do not result in higher induced voltages once a critical distance has been reached. Third, a backflashover from a tower in the vicinity to a pipeline is modeled. This allows conductive coupling to take place at the same time as inductive and capacitive coupling. Backflashovers are shown to be an important consideration in determining the maximum voltages observed on a nearby pipeline. © 2008 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1535-1543
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


    • Lightning
    • Pipelines
    • Switching transients
    • Transmission lines


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