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Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings

Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings

Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings

The thermal capability of a transmission line depends on the physical characteristics of the conductor and on a complex combination of environmental parameters. Electric utilities have generally applied static (or "fixed") ratings, based on a set of conservative assumptions. Dynamic ratings, on the other hand, are based on current weather conditions and allow, in most cases, higher line loadings. They are based on the monitoring of the conductor tension or conductor sag. I am currently studying the application of such a system on a 115 kv line. Any field or operational experience with dynamic ratings would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings

Can you dynamically monitor vegetation growth also? Any extra capacity is lost when the circuit is open.

RE: Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings

A simplied way will be to model the line as a heat balance system where the heat generated (internal resistance & solar absorption) equals the heat loss (via convection & radiation).  Model it in a integration formula.

RE: Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings

Thank you all for your input. Our problem is not how to model the line but getting field data from others who have used dynamic thermal monitoring.

Thanks again.

Michael Sidiropoulos
Transmission Planning Engineer

RE: Transmission Line Dynamic Thermal Ratings


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