(The Gist of PIB) Efficient Technique for the Identification of Pollution Deposit Level in the Power Transmission Network
(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Efficient Technique for the Identification of Pollution Deposit Level in the Power Transmission Network
Efficient Technique for the Identification of Pollution Deposit Level in the Power Transmission Network
Indian Institute of Technology Madras researchers have developed an efficient technique for the identification of pollution deposit level in the Power transmission network.
The pollution-related electrical flashover occurs in the working conditions and can lead to blackouts and collapse of the system. Cleaning the polluted insulator under the working condition, while technically quite challenging, seems to be the fool-proof way of resolving the problem.
The Research Team is planning to approach NTPC, Power Grid and other utilities to demonstrate this technology and its use in the real power system network.
The Key Applications and Benefits of this Research include (in non-technical terms)
Online monitoring without interrupting the power supply
Rapid and remote measurement
Most economical process
The reliability of an electric power system largely depends on the performance of the electrical insulation. The outdoor insulation on the transmission lines running over a few lakh kilometres and the substation equipment, in addition to the electrical, thermal and mechanical stresses, are subjected to environmental pollution.