Observation results of lightning performance in distribution lines

Teru Miyazaki, Shigemitsu Okabe, Kiyoshi Aiba, Takao Hirai

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Abstract

Nearby trees and buildings affect frequency of direct lightning strokes to distribution lines because the lines can be located lower than nearby structures. It is necessary to grasp lightning performance in distribution lines based on observation data. Lightning phenomena on actual distribution lines have been continuously observed for the last 10 years to rationalize lightning protection designs. The observation has been carried out with still cameras and monitoring sensors of lightning surges. The observation has clarified the frequency of direct lightning strokes to distribution lines, and the ratio of flashover probability. Those results can be useful to calculate the lightning faults rate of distribution lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1298+5
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Volume127
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Distribution line
  • Lightning fault
  • Lightning stroke
  • Surge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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