Infrared temperature measurement sensors of overhead power conductors

Abstract: Efficiency in power lines operation is becoming more crucial as the electrification increases and more renewable energies are connected into the grid. New methods and sensors are being added to create smart grids to face these challenges and conductor temperature sensors are one of them. Contact temperature sensors have several problems regarding safety and electronic damage due to the electromagnetic fields induced on the conductors. The goal of this paper is to describe an infrared temperature measurement sensor and to compare contact and non-contact temperatura measurements to estimate the temperature of power lines. Measurements were done for almost a year, storing around 150,000 measures of contact and infrared thermometers for many different weather and load conditions. The results conclude that the infrared system can be successfully used to control the temperature of the overhead conductor within a range of less than 4 _C difference with respect to contact temperature methods for the 88% of the samples and less than 6 _C for the 99%.

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 Autoría: Castro P., Lecuna R., Manana M., Martin M.J., Del Campo D.,

 Fuente: Sensors, 2020, 20(24), 7126

Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 12/12/2020

Nº de páginas: 13

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.3390/s20247126

ISSN: 1424-8220

Proyecto español: IPT-2011-1447-920000 ; ENE-2013-42720-R ; RTC-2015-3795-3