Wavelet Transform Implementation to Differentiate Inrush Current and Fault Current in Power Transformer
B. Venkateshnaik1, Navyashree Rokdae M.2
1Mr. B. Venkateshnaik, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , Gitam School Technology Bengaluru Campus. India.
2Ms. Navyashree Rokdae M., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Rao bahadur Y Mahabaleshwarappa Engineering College, Karnataka, India.

Manuscript received on January 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 3041-3044 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6237018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6237.018520

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Abstract: An electrical system is al complex network, to enhance power generation, transmission and distribution transformers play an important role. Power transformer is the heart of the electrical system. Even though electrical power is generated at lower rate in the coastal areas, it can be transmitted easily over hundreds of kilometer with the help of power transformer. So there must proper protection should given to power transformers. But in order to give the proper protection there should be proper discrimination between internal faults and inrush current. If there is no proper differentiation between faults and inrush current phenomena than the protection circuit will not trip when inrush current comes into the picture. But the protection circuit will trip at faster rate than the actual one when the normal faults or internal faults come into the picture. So there should be proper discrimination between inrush current and internal fault current so that the protection circuit will work properly. There are so many techniques available to get differentiation between inrush current and fault current. Fast Fourier transform is one of the method to differentiate between these two currents. Here we are using wavelet transform technique to get the difference between these two currents. The properties of the inrush current obtained from this technique are accurate and distinct from those obtained from the fast Fourier transform. The experimental set up is carried out in matlab simulink and results were discussed as shown below in results.
Keywords: Inrush Current, Wavelet Transform, Internal Fault Current , Power Transformer.
Scope of the Article: Wireless Power Transmission.