The correlation of transformer oil electrical properties with water content using a regression approach

Sifeddine Abdi, Noureddine Harid, Leila Safiddine, Ahmed Boubakeur, Abderrahmane Haddad

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Abstract

An experimental investigation is conducted to measure and correlate the impact of the water content on the electrical characteristics of the mineral oil for transformers, particularly the breakdown voltage, the resistivity, and the dielectric dissipation factor. Regression method is carried out to compare the results obtained through laboratory experiments with those predicted using an analytical model. A treatment to reduce water content in oil involving filtration, degassing and dehydration using a SESCO mobile station was applied to the new, regenerated, and used oil samples in service. The breakdown voltage, the resistivity, and the dielectric dissipation factor of the samples were measured. Regression analysis using an exponential model was applied to examine the samples electrical properties. The results show that, after treatment, the breakdown voltage and resistivity increase as the water content decreases, unlike the dielectric dissipation factor which exhibits a decreasing trend. This trend is found to be similar for the three oil samples: new, regenerated, and used. The results of the regression analysis give close agreement with the experimental results for all the samples and all studied characteristics. The model shows strong correlation with high coefficients (>90%).

Original languageBritish English
Article number2089
JournalEnergies
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Correlation
  • Electrical properties
  • Physical treatment
  • Regression approach
  • Transformer oil
  • Water content

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