Discrete Fault-clearing Instant Influence on the Simulation of Voltage-source-inverter-fed Adjustable-speed Drives Subjected to Voltage Sags
Location: USA
Publication date: 2011-05-26
Published in: IET Electric Power Applications, May 2011
ref. DOI: 10.1049/iet-epa.2010.0113

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

External members

Corcoles, F., Bogarra, S., Pedra, J.



This study analyses the influence of modelling sags with discrete fault-clearing instants on the behaviour of adjustable-speed drives (ASDs) subjected to sags caused by faults. The effects are compared with those of sags modelled with simultaneous fault clearance in all faulted phases (i.e. abrupt fault clearance; the most common approach to voltage sag modelling). In many cases, abrupt fault clearance is far more severe than discrete fault clearance. Thus, if an ASD rides through a more severe case of an abrupt fault clearance test, it will likely ride through adiscrete fault clearance sag. As current protocols for testing the immunity of ASDs to voltagesags only consider abrupt fault clearance, it is not necessary to consider the more complicateddiscrete fault clearance in equipment sag-testing methodology if more severe abrupt clearancesags are properly chosen and tested.