Medium Frequency Electric Field Analysis of Power Transformers in High Voltage System

Medium Frequency Electric Field Analysis of Power Transformers in High Voltage System

Brilliant Engineering (BEN)
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - July 2021

Yıldırım ÖZÜPAK

Abstract

Electronic power transformers (EPT) are transformers that are smaller in size and volume compared to conventional 50 Hz frequency transformers. Medium frequency transformers (MFT) have begun to become important components in high voltage and high power energy conversion systems such as EPTs. In this study, the electric field distribution of these transformers is discussed. The electric field distributions in the transformer have been obtained using the two-dimensional finite element method (FEM). Besides, maximum electric field intensities were obtained in the study. ANSYS@Maxwell simulation program, which realizes a solution based on FEM, was used for these analyzes. Electromagnetic field analyzes of the same transformer under normal conditions were also performed to compare the analyzes. Besides, the values obtained from the high-frequency analysis, the values obtained from the study below 50 Hz frequency, and the values obtained experimentally were compared. In this way, the stress in the insulation material of the transformer and the weak parts of the insulation material were detected. It is expected that the method used will contribute to future studies to examine the results of the electric field distribution analysis of transformers.

Keywords

Electric field; Transformer; FEM; Medium frequency; Magnetic flux.
https://doi.org/10.36937/ben.2021.003.001