Research Projects

High voltage engineering forms the backbone for all electrical systems, ensuring reliable transmission of energy from production to consumption. The high voltage laboratory enables full-scale investigation of critical phenomena encountered in transmission and distribution networks.

Recent Projects

  • Prototype, design, and quality conformance assessment of insulators
  • Live line accessories - degree of long-term degradation under continuous stress
  • Performance evaluation of fiberglass cross arm
  • Dielectric withstand evaluation of silicone cutouts
  • Lightning and power frequency voltage withstand evaluation of 242 kV bushing and GIL assembly
  • Post Tracking and Erosion evaluation of composite insulators
  • Evaluation of 245 kV circuit breaker insulation
  • 1800 kV BIL assessment on SF6 to air bushing assembly
  • Root cause failure assessment of in-service porcelain insulators
  • Root cause failure assessment of in service surge arresters
  • Bus assembly electrical withstand assessment
  • Bucket truck testing
  • Current transformer and voltage transformer withstand evaluation
  • Salt-fog evaluation of disconnect switches

Lightning Protection Projects

  • Lightning Performance of Wind Turbine Blades
  • Emission Current from Static Dissipation Elements
  • Electrical Strength of Distribution Line Elements Under Steep Front, Short Duration Pulses
  • Lightning Performance of Aerostat
  • Lightning Protection of Naval Ships
  • Laser Triggered System for Lightning Discharges
  • Franklin Rod Lightning Protected Zone
  • Early Streamer Emission Air Terminals
  • Lightning Protection of Electrical Power Systems
  • Evaluation of Aging Process in Transmission and Distribution Arresters
  • Fiberglass Distribution Line Pole
  • Critical Flashover Voltage of Composite Insulation
  • Air Clearances in High Voltage Substation

High Voltage Insulation Projects

  • Electrical Degradation of Photovoltaic Modules Caused by Lightning Induced Voltage
  • Electrical Degradation of XLPE and EPR High Voltage Cable Insulation
  • Online Monitoring of MV Power Cable Insulation Condition
  • AC Withstand Voltage, Lightning and Switching Critical Impulse Voltage (CFO),
  • Visual Corona and Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) on Transmission Line Assemblies up to 500 kV.
  • AC Withstand Voltage, Lightning and Switching Impulse Withstand Voltage under Dry and Wet conditions on 550 kV SF6/Air Polymer Bushing and 550 kV SF6 Bus Sections.
  • AC Withstand Voltage, Lightning and Switching Impulse Withstand Voltage, Chopped Wave Withstand Voltage, Corona and Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) on 550 kV RLSwitcher, with SF6 Insulation.
  • AC Withstand Voltage, Lightning and Switching Critical Impulse Voltage (CFO), Visual Corona and Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) on Switchgears up to 500 kV.
  • Accelerated Aging of Wires under Pulse Frequency and High Temperature
  • Electrical Strength and Aging of Polymer Insulation in HV Devices Under DC, AC,and DC superimposed with AC Voltages
  • Electrical Strength of XLPE High Voltage Cables Under DC, AC,and Combined DC-AC Voltages
  • Electrical Performance and Aging of High Voltage Polymer Insulators
  • Electrical Performance and Aging of Transmission Line Fiberglass Crossarms