Fault detection and service restoration in medium voltage distribution system

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2009
Altın, Müfit
This thesis proposes an algorithm and develops a program for fault detection and system restoration in medium voltage distribution systems. In Turkey, TUBITAK-UZAY developed distribution automation system including fault detection and service restoration functions for Bogazici Electricity Distribution Company. By the time, expanding of distribution system with nonstandardized infrastructure (for example more than one circuit breaker in the feeder, mesh and closed loop feeder structure), developed automation system have not properly worked under these unplanned situations. Taking into consideration of previously utilized TUBITAK Distribution Automation System (TUDOSIS), fault isolation algorithm is improved to cope with practical problems as non-standardized infrastructure and selectivity issue in protection system, and the proposed isolation algorithm is simulated. Further system restoration solution for mesh distribution systems is analyzed for distribution system in Turkey and expert system based algorithm is proposed.

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M. Altın, “Fault detection and service restoration in medium voltage distribution system,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.