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Dynamic Loading of Substation Distribution Transformers: An Application for use in a Production Grade Environment


Abstract Recent trends in the electric power industry have led to more attention to optimal operation of power transformers. In a deregulated environment, optimal operation means minimizing the maintenance and extending the life of this critical and costly equipment for the purpose of maximizing profits. Optimal utilization of a transformer can be achieved through the use of dynamic loading. A benefit of dynamic loading is that it allows better utilization of the transformer capacity, thus increasing the flexibility and reliability of the power system. This document presents the progress on a software application which can estimate the maximum time-varying loading capability of transformers. This information can be used to load devices closer to the... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Zhang, Ming (Author) / Tylavsky, Daniel J (Advisor) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Holbert, Keith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Energy / Dynamic Loading / IEEE / Software Application / Thermal Model / TOT / HST / Transformer
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 89 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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