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Comparison of IEEE and Pinceti Models of Surge Arresters

Author Affiliations

  • 11 Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, IRAN
  • 2 Department of physics, College of Basic Science, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, IRAN

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 32-34, May,26 (2014)


The main causes over voltages in power system are switching and lightning. The over voltages can damage the insolation of lines and equipment’s connected to the power system. To protect of insulations and equipment of the power systems from the damaging effects by lightning over voltages, metal oxide surge arresters have been used. Because of dynamic behavior of the surge arresters, they can’t be simulated using non-linear resistors. Therefore, several models are proposed for simulate the dynamic properties of surge arresters. IEEE and pinceti models are the main models that proposed in order to simulate the dynamic behavior of surge arresters. In this paper, for identification of surge arrester parameters, a novel algorithm has been proposed and then a comparison among IEEE model and pinceti model has been investigated.


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