Search
Home / Download Center / Electrical Engineering Books, Technical Guides and Publications / (Protection) Relay Guides / Line protection calculations and setting guidelines for relays installed at 765kV, 400kV, 220kV transmission systems

Protection Settings

The documents presented should serve as a model to various utilities in preparing similar documents for setting protection relays installed installed at 220kV, 400kV and 765kV EHV and UHV transmission systems.

Line protection calculations and setting guidelines for relays installed at 765kV, 400kV, 220kV transmission systems
Line protection calculations and setting guidelines for relays installed at 765kV, 400kV, 220kV transmission systems (photo credit: Edvard CSANYI)

The numerical terminals referred as IED (Intelligent electronic device) contain apart from main protection functions several other protection and supervision functions which may or may not be used for a particular application.

Many of these functions are having default settings which may not be suitable and may lead to mal-operations.

Thus, it is important that the recommended setting document should contain all the settings for all functions that are used and indicate clearly the functions not used (to be Blocked / Disabled).

This shall be followed not only for Line protection IEDs but also for other IEDs like Generator, Transformer, Reactor, Bus bar protection and Control functions.


Basic System parameters

Network line diagram of the protected line and adjacent circuits

The network line diagram (Figure 1-1) of the system under consideration showing protected line along with adjacent associated elements should be collected.

The network diagram should indicate the voltage level, line length, transformer/generator rated MVA & fault contributions of each element for 3-ph fault at station-A and for 3-ph fault at Station-B.

Network line diagram of the protected line
Figure 1-1: Network line diagram of the protected line

Single line diagram of the double circuit line

Equivalent representation of the protected line based on network line diagram indicated at Figure 1- 1 is prepared as shown in Figure 1-2 indicating the source fault impedance at station-A and Station- B, positive and zero sequence impedance of the protected line.

Equivalent representation of the protected line with source impedance
Figure 1-2: Equivalent representation of the protected line with source impedance

Line parameters

  • Line: Substation-A to Substation-B
  • Frequency: 50Hz
  • Line data:
    R1 + jX1 = 0.0288 + j0.307 Ω/km
    R0 + jX0 = 0.2689 + j1.072 Ω/km
    R0M + jX0M = 0.228 + j0.662 Ω/km
  • Line length: 190km
  • CT ratio: 1000/1A
  • CVT ratio: 400/0.11kV

Maximum expected load on line both import and export: This shall be obtained from the load flow analysis of the power system under all possible contingency. From the load flow studies, 1500MVA is the maximum expected load under worst contingency on this line at 90% system voltage.

Title:Model setting calculations, line protection setting guidelines, protection system audit check list and recommendations for protection management – Sub-committee on relay/protection under task force for power system analysis under conntigencies
Format:PDF
Size:12.4 MB
Pages:468
Download:Right here | Get Download Updates | Get Technical articles
Model setting calculations and line protection setting guidelines for relays installed at 765kV, 400kV, 220kV transmission system
Model setting calculations and line protection setting guidelines for relays installed at 765kV, 400kV, 220kV transmission system

SEARCH: Articles, software & guides

Premium Membership

Premium membership gives you an access to specialized technical articles and extra premium content (electrical guides and software).
Get Premium Now ⚡

Page edited by E.C. (Google).