Individual failure rates for transformers within a population based on diagnostic measures
2016 (English)In: Electric power systems research, ISSN 0378-7796, E-ISSN 1873-2046, Vol. 141, 354-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The high monetary value of a transformer has placed the transformer life-time optimization into the focus of asset management. The average failure rate has created reasonable results within reliability modeling, however, it cannot reflect the probability of failure for an individual transformer. In this paper, a method is introduced to calculate individual failure rates for a transformer population based on failure statistics and diagnostic measurements such as dissolved gas, and 2-furfuraldehyde analysis. The method is applicable to all types of components and the comprehensibility makes it effective for practical implementation. The results are evaluated against two health indices based on a weight factor and fuzzy logic. It can be observed that the presented individual failure rates are plausible representatives of the transformer's probability of failure. Therefore, the results can also be utilized for asset management decision-making.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 141, 354-362 p.
Asset management; Condition monitoring; Diagnostic measures; Failure rate; Failure rate modeling; Health index
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject Electrical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192290DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2016.08.015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-192290DiVA: diva2:967462
QC 201609122016-09-082016-09-082016-09-12Bibliographically approved