Implementación de un Localizador de Fallas para Circuitos de Distribución (Fault locator implementation for radial distribution systems)

Juan David Vargas (, Gustavo Ramos (

1Central Hidroeléctrica de Caldas CHEC
2Universidad de los Andes

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2014
Volume: 12,   Issue: 8 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This paper shows a fault locator implementation for radial distribution systems based on Ratan Das methodology. Another basic circuit concept is implemented to reduce error in the fault location. This implementation is made with MS EXCEL-Visual Basic, which reduces cost. Test results on the radial distribution feeder demonstrate the effectiveness in the fault locations by reducing the error to 6.85% of the total length. A posteriori, the non-supply time and outage rates in the distribution system can be reduced by mean of weak point identification.

Index Terms:
Fault locator,Phasor Measure, feeders, Distribution Systems   

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