Measurement and prediction of microshock currents and voltages in an HV laboratory

Y. Ahmed, S. Rowland

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    Abstract

    Microshocks are the low current, continuous discharges experienced by people capacitively coupled to high voltage equipment. The situations in which these discharges occur are complicated by the size and complexity of the high voltage equipment and the sensitivity of the person concerned. A simple model has been constructed in the commercial software package CDEGS. This has been used to model a geometrically simple object designed to represent a person adjacent to a high voltage tower. The predictions of the model are compared to experiments in a high voltage laboratory. The predictions are shown to be extremely accurate and suggest that CDEGS is capable of providing useful predictions in a more realistic scenario. © 2007 RPS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication8th International Power Engineering Conference, IPEC 2007|Int. Power Eng. Conf., IPEC
    Pages183-188
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event8th International Power Engineering Conference, IPEC 2007 - Singapore
    Duration: 1 Jul 2007 → …

    Conference

    Conference8th International Power Engineering Conference, IPEC 2007
    CitySingapore
    Period1/07/07 → …

    Keywords

    • Air gaps
    • Gas discharges
    • High-voltage techniques
    • Software tools

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