On-Site Real-Time Current Monitoring of Three-Phase Three-Core Power Distribution Cables with Magnetic Sensing

Ke Zhu, Xuyang Liu, Philip W.T. Pong

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The multi-core power distribution cables undertake the crucial responsibilities in power distribution networks, and their continuity of service with a high level of reliability is essential for customers. The real-time current monitoring of power distribution cables is indispensable in order to ensure the stable power delivery. However, traditional current transformers (CTs) are not satisfactory because they are not applicable for multi-core measurement. This limits them only for substations usage where individual conductors of the multi-core cable are exposed. Previously, a magnetic-sensing-based current measurement technique was proposed to tackle the problem. By adopting this technique, a real-time current monitoring platform with magnetic sensing was developed unprecedentedly for multicore cables, and its effectiveness was validated on-site on a 22-kV three-phase three-core power distribution cable. The advantages of the proposed platform are compared with CTs and elaborated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE SENSORS, SENSORS 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647073
StatePublished - Dec 26 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IEEE SENSORS Conference, SENSORS 2018 - New Delhi, India
Duration: Oct 28 2018Oct 31 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference17th IEEE SENSORS Conference, SENSORS 2018
CityNew Delhi

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • current
  • magnetic sensing
  • power distribution cable


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