Parameter Estimation of a Transformer with Saturation using Inrush Measurements
Location: USA
Publication date: 2009-02-01
Published in: Electric Power Systems Research, February 2009
ref. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2008.08.009

Local members

Jose Ignacio Candela

PhD. Senior Researcher. Project Responsible

External members

Bogarraa, S. , Fonta, A. , Pedra, J.



This paper presents a method to compute the parameters of a transformer model with saturation using the voltage and current waveforms of an inrush test and a no-load test. The transformer is modeled with their electric and magnetic equivalent circuits and a single-valued function that characterizes its non-linear magnetic behavior. A 3-kVA single-phase transformer and a 5-kVA three-phase three-legged transformer have been tested in the laboratory. The method to obtain the parameters of the non-linear flux–current relation that characterize the saturation has been described in the paper. The analytical function used to adjust the experimental measurements fits them very well.