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Fault Detection and Location of Broken Power Line Not Touching the Ground

  • Bhanuprasad Nuthalapati ORCID logo EMAIL logo and Umesh Kumar Sinha


Occurrences of High Impedance Faults are common in Power Distribution between substation to substation, substation to rural area and within rural area. High Impedance Faults are detected based on Fault current measured by Fault Detection devices But an important fault is the Downed or Broken power line Fault not touching the ground cannot be detected when there is not enough faults current to operate fault detection devices in Over Head power distribution. Many methods to find High Impedance Faults exist. However, no proper method exists to find the Detection and location of Downed or broken power line Fault not touching the ground .Such a condition represents no electrical abnormality and till now its detection would probably have to depend on visual sighting. This paper proposes methods F-PLCCG and Hybrid AD method going to solve above problem.

Funding statement: This work was supported in part by the Siemens AG, Germany and Siemens Technology & Services Pvt Ltd, Banaglore.


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Received: 2018-11-21
Revised: 2019-05-29
Accepted: 2019-06-05
Published Online: 2019-06-21

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