Appliances Modeling and Simulation: A Virtual Platform Applied for Arc Fault Testing

Jinmi Lezama, Patrick Schweitzer, Serge Weber, Etienne Tisserand, Patrice Joyeux

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Abstract

This study is devoted to the development of a virtual electric network composed by linear and nonlinear household appliances, the supply voltage and an arc fault which can be inserted in series or in parallel in the line. The configuration and composition of the entire device can be changed at will. This virtual platform is used to the establishment of a current and line voltage signatures database for the development of an arc fault detector. We describe in this paper some load modeling using both Matlab/simulink (for the performed universal motor model) and SimPowerSystem block (for the supply voltage, wires and arc models). The simulation platform presented includes a vacuum cleaner, a discharge lamp, a drill and an electric arc fault. Validation criteria of the different models are based on the comparison of the harmonic distortion (frequency characteristic) and the calculus of the index of agreement (time characteristic). The experimental results obtained validate the models for single and combined loads in the presence or not of an arc in series in the electric line.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition - Latin America, T and D-LA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538658444
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition - Latin America, T and D-LA - Lima, Peru
Duration: 18 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition - Latin America, T and D-LA 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition - Latin America, T and D-LA
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityLima
Period18/09/1821/09/18

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Keywords

  • arc fault
  • detection
  • domestic loads
  • modelling

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