Investigation of the heat distribution around cable ducts in a desert climate

Manikandan Sankaran, Carolyn Cooper, Michael L. Dyer, George G. Karady

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Abstract

The motivation for this project is, the cable loads depends both on the heat dissipation from the cables and the thermal environment surrounding the cables. A measuring system was built for monitoring cable currents, cable temperatures and temperatures surrounding the cable. The effect of soil temperatures surrounding the cables depending on distance from the cable duct bank, ambient air temperature and cable loads is investigated. The transient cable jacket temperature rise corresponding to any step change in cable current is also examined and discussed. The daily variation of the probe thermocouple temperatures, cable current loads and the cable jacket temperatures are evaluated. The measured results were validated using the USAmp+ cable ampacity software and the substation Energy Management System (EMS) data. The measured results helps the utility to know whether the cable jacket temperatures exceeds the maximum limits and also provides data for increasing loads in case of high demand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Pages1851-1856
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2004Jun 10 2004

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Volume2

Other

Other2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period6/6/046/10/04

Keywords

  • Cable jacket
  • Distribution Substation
  • Duct bank
  • Thermoocuples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Sankaran, M., Cooper, C., Dyer, M. L., & Karady, G. G. (2004). Investigation of the heat distribution around cable ducts in a desert climate. In 2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (pp. 1851-1856). (2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting; Vol. 2).