Wireless partial discharge tracking on cross-linked polyethylene MV and HV cables

Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Antonino Madonia, Pietro Romano, Giovanni Mazzanti, Ivan Troia, Marco Albertini, Simone Giannini, Marco Albertini, Giovanni Mazzanti, Stefano Franchi Bononi

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Medium voltage (MV)/high voltage (HV) cable lines are high-value assets and require substantial costs for their installation or replacement. For this reason, the capability to assess the condition of cable lengths and accessories on site is of great importance. Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation is extensively used for MV, HV, and extra-high voltage (EHV) class cables [1] thanks to its excellent voltage-endurance and thermomechanical properties. In particular, XLPE-insulated cables feature substantially lower losses, easier manufacturing and jointing procedures, better environmental compatibility, and higher operating temperature compared with impregnated paper cables, which lead to lower costs in procurement and operation [2], [3].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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