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Apparatus Maintenance and Power Management for Energy Delivery

Bushing Failure
Tony McGrail Doble Engineering Company

Bushing Failure Winding Moved


Nameplate

Configuration
Coolant KV

D-Y
Mineral Oil 43.8kV 12.47/7.2kV

VA
Manufacturer

15/20/25 MVA
Kulmann

Situation (Continued)
H3 Bushing

Test Procedure

B phase shift

HV Open Circuit Test Results Green: A Blue: B Red: C Image from Doble SFRA for M5200/M5300 V1.3

Test Procedure

Inverse resonant

HV Open Circuit and short circuit Test Results Green and grey: A Red and pink: C

Image from Doble SFRA for M5200/M5300 V1.3

Conclusion
SFRA traces show inconsistencies which indicate possible winding damage.
Excitation current test may also indicate this problem. A follow up Leakage Reactance test may verify this winding damage.