Conferences related to Surges

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2023 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions,will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.


2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for smarter grid, energy efficiency,technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies


2020 IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC)

The PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry. The PCIC annual conference is rotated across North American locations of industry strength to attract national and international participation. User, manufacturer, consultant, and contractor participation is encouraged to strengthen the conference technical base. Success of the PCIC is built upon high quality papers, individual recognition, valued standards activities, mentoring, tutorials, networking and conference sites that appeal to all.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


IECON 2020 - 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

IECON is focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.


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Periodicals related to Surges

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, IEEE Transactions on

Electrical insulation common to the design and construction of components and equipment for use in electric and electronic circuits and distribution systems at all frequencies.


Display Technology, Journal of

This publication covers the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of information displays and aspects of display technology that emphasize the progress in device engineering, device design, materials, electronics, physics and reliabilityaspects of displays and the application of displays.


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Xplore Articles related to Surges

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The effect of oscillatory switching surges on the breakdown of non-uniform gaps

Proceedings., Second International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials, 1988

Results are presented of the testing of a rod/sphere gap with oscillatory- switching surges produced in the laboratory. These surges are unidirectional or bidirectional, and the frequency and decay rate can be controlled by varying the resistances, capacitances, and inductances of the components in a modified impulse generator circuit. The resultant output wave can be either unidirectional or bidirectional and ...


The impact of adjustable speed drive (ASD) voltage surges on motor stator windings

1998 IEEE/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference. XL Conference Record (98CH36070), 1998

Experience has shown that high-voltage surges from inverter-fed drives (IFDs), circuit breaker operation and lightning, can cause frequent and severe voltage surges. Such voltage surges can gradually age the turn insulation in motor stator windings. This paper discusses how the surges are created and the impact on motor winding life. Measurements of the voltage surges from different sources are presented. ...


Deducing metal oxide varistor life span from pulse rating curves for surges of different magnitudes

2016 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application (ICHVE), 2016

Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) are employed as surge protective devices due to their capability of dissipating reasonably large values of surges. The pulse (life span) rating curves of a MOV provide the estimated life span of the device when exposed to multiple surges of the same magnitude. However, in reality, a lightning event (flash) consists of multiple current surges (strokes), ...


Canadian national power quality survey: frequency and duration of voltage sags and surges at industrial sites

IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 1998

The occurrence of voltage sags and surges originating on the primary and secondary sides of industrial facilities can disrupt continuous and noncontinuous industrial computer processes, a costly issue for society. This paper attempts to answer several questions concerning the frequency and duration of voltage sags and surges posed by industrial customers. The answers to these questions are based on the ...


Testing non-uniform gaps with oscillatory switching surges

1988 Fifth International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications, 1988

With oscillatory switching surges, breakdown across non-uniform gaps occurs at relatively low electric stresses. If the surges are uni-directional, then there is a pronounced polarity effect, the positive surge having the lower value. For each gap spacing there will be an oscillatory frequency which results in a lower voltage failure. The decay rate of the surge will affect the breakdown ...


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  • The effect of oscillatory switching surges on the breakdown of non-uniform gaps

    Results are presented of the testing of a rod/sphere gap with oscillatory- switching surges produced in the laboratory. These surges are unidirectional or bidirectional, and the frequency and decay rate can be controlled by varying the resistances, capacitances, and inductances of the components in a modified impulse generator circuit. The resultant output wave can be either unidirectional or bidirectional and of either polarity, and the waveform can be predetermined by analysis on a computer.<<ETX>>

  • The impact of adjustable speed drive (ASD) voltage surges on motor stator windings

    Experience has shown that high-voltage surges from inverter-fed drives (IFDs), circuit breaker operation and lightning, can cause frequent and severe voltage surges. Such voltage surges can gradually age the turn insulation in motor stator windings. This paper discusses how the surges are created and the impact on motor winding life. Measurements of the voltage surges from different sources are presented. An inexpensive monitor has been developed which continuously monitors and accurately measures the impact of voltage surges on motor stator windings. The monitor measures the risetime, magnitude and repetition rate of the striking surges, and calculates the cumulative impact of the surges on a particular motor. This enables plant personnel to identify those motors experiencing the most severe surge environment and plan for corrective, cost-effective maintenance.

  • Deducing metal oxide varistor life span from pulse rating curves for surges of different magnitudes

    Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) are employed as surge protective devices due to their capability of dissipating reasonably large values of surges. The pulse (life span) rating curves of a MOV provide the estimated life span of the device when exposed to multiple surges of the same magnitude. However, in reality, a lightning event (flash) consists of multiple current surges (strokes), with the first stroke having a magnitude approximately three times that of the subsequent strokes. Furthermore, the sequence of occurrence of surge events (lightning and switching surges) is not always the same. In this paper two sequences are considered: sequence 1 - larger surge event, and then smaller; sequence 2 - smaller surge event, and then larger surge event. Several tests were conducted to deduce the life span of a MOV from pulse rating curves, and to determine the influence of sequence of occurrence of surges on the degradation of the MOV. A standard 20K201 MOV was tested under different levels of exposure of surges. The sequence of occurrence of surges was found to have a significant influence on the degradation of the MOV. The MOV showed a larger degree of degradation when it was first exposed to a surge of lower amplitude (2 kA) and then later to a surge of larger amplitude (4 kA), compared to when it was exposed to same surges but with opposite sequence. When the MOV was exposed to approximately 60% of rated surge current, it became more susceptible to surges and could easily fail when exposed to surges less than 32% of rated surge current.

  • Canadian national power quality survey: frequency and duration of voltage sags and surges at industrial sites

    The occurrence of voltage sags and surges originating on the primary and secondary sides of industrial facilities can disrupt continuous and noncontinuous industrial computer processes, a costly issue for society. This paper attempts to answer several questions concerning the frequency and duration of voltage sags and surges posed by industrial customers. The answers to these questions are based on the national survey results of the frequency and duration of voltage sags and surges at industrial sites monitored at their utilization voltage levels (e.g. 120, 347 V) and on the utility primary side of their facilities. The survey results provide a knowledge base for monitoring, designing, and utilizing voltage sag and surge mitigating technologies.

  • Testing non-uniform gaps with oscillatory switching surges

    With oscillatory switching surges, breakdown across non-uniform gaps occurs at relatively low electric stresses. If the surges are uni-directional, then there is a pronounced polarity effect, the positive surge having the lower value. For each gap spacing there will be an oscillatory frequency which results in a lower voltage failure. The decay rate of the surge will affect the breakdown voltage. With a slow decay rate the voltage would generally be lower. With bi-directional surges failure will occur when the high stressed zone is positive, provided the decay rate is not too great.<<ETX>>

  • Interference with Digital Transmission Signal due to Lightning Surges Induced on Paired Cables

    This paper clarifies the characteristics of lightning surges induced on paired cables and estimates the extent of interference with digitally transmitted signals due to induced lightning surges. Two kinds of lightning surges were observed using surge waveform recorders. One is a longitudinal surge between a pair of conductors and ground. The other is a transverse surge between two conductor wires in a pair. As a result of the observation, peak voltage distributions and waveform distributions for lightning surges were clarified. The duration of the digital signal interruption was estimated based on the characteristics of longitudinal and transverse lightning surges. Using these results, interference to digital transmissions by induced lightning surges can be estimated on paired cables.

  • New tools to determine the vulnerability of stator windings to voltage surges from IFDs

    It is well known that repetitive voltage surges from modern inverter fed drives (IFD) may age the insulation of motor stator windings, even on motors rated 440 V, leading to premature failure. Insulation aging seems to be correlated to the partial discharge (PD) activity of surges with very fast risetimes and high magnitudes. The magnitude and the risetime of the surges for a particular motor are determined by a host of factors, including power cable length, cable insulation, grounding, IFD type, and motor surge impedance, Hence, the nature of the surges can not be estimated without direct measurement. This paper describes a portable instrument which can accurately measure the characteristics of a surge, even those with a risetime as fast as 50 ns. Measurements with this instrument can be carried out both economically and with minimal training. Also discussed is a new device which permits the easy measurement of PD during 100 ns risetime surges. The latter can be used to determine the discharge inception voltage of stators under actual steep fronted surge conditions.

  • Observation and analysis of lightning surges at substations connected with UHV designed transmission lines

    On UHV-class transmission lines with sections of 500 kV class insulation, lightning observations have been made to study the generation and the propagation of overvoltage into substations. Voltages and currents were recorded at substations and at junction-tower footings during three flashovers on the UHV system. These observations were then matched to EMTP calculations by adjusting the average soil resistivity and the average conductor height in the propagation model. It is also found that the attenuation due to corona of voltages was small because it is expected to be minimal for 8-conductor bundles.

  • Losses in tubular cylindrical conductors due to current surges, taking skin effect into account

    The paper gives expressions for the losses in a tubular cylindrical conductor, under impulse surges, with the transient skin effect taken into account. Both the total losses and the losses at outer surface layer of the tubular conductor are considered. Expressions for a current surge in a form of dual- exponential impulse are presented. The formulae obtained are used for some illustrative computations of the thermal characteristics of the tubular conductors.<<ETX>>

  • Development of an on-line monitor to measure motor voltage surges

    Voltage surges from switchgear have long been known to lead to stator winding turn insulation failure in large form wound motors. With the widespread introduction of inverter fed drives (IFDs), it now appears that repetitive surges from the IFDs can lead to gradual deterioration and failure. An inexpensive monitor has been developed which continuously measures the risetime, magnitude and repetition rate of surges which strike a motor. In addition to measuring the basic risetime and magnitude data, the monitor also estimates the impact of the total surge history on the life of the insulation. Prototype testing of the system is extremely advanced.



Standards related to Surges

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IEEE Guide for Conducting a Transient Voltage Analysis of a Dry-Type Transformer Coil


IEEE Guide for Gas-Insulated Substations

This guide provides information of special relevance to the planning, design, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of gas-insulated substations(GIS) and equipment. This guide is intended to supplement IEEE Std C37-122- 1993(R2002). In general, this guide is applicable to all GIS above 52 kV. However the importance of the topics covered varies with application category. For example, issues related to advanced ...


IEEE Guide on the Surge Environment in Low-Voltage (1000 V and less) AC Power Circuits


IEEE Recommended Practice for Maintenance of DC Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems

This recommended practice provides overhead contact system maintenance practices and procedures including maintenance techniques, site inspection and test procedures, and maintenance tolerances, for heavy rail, light rail, and trolley bus systems.


IEEE Recommended Practice on Characterization of Surges in Low-Voltage (1000 V and less) AC Power Circuits

The scope of this recommended practice is to characterize the surge environment at locations on ac power circuits described in C62.41.1 by means of standardized waveforms and other stress parameters.


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