Comprehensive Modelling Technique to Allow DC Interference Evaluations on Buried Pipeline Systems near Photovoltaic Installations
Charalambous, C. A.
Place of publicationAthens
Source2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application (ICHVE)
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The main objective of this paper is to present a static modelling approach that allows for simulating the impact of PV interference on a third-party metallic infrastructure that is buried in the nearby vicinity. This is achieved by accounting for the actual field topology of a grounded PV system with respect to the routing of a nearby pipeline. The electrical and material characteristics of all involved elements are also accounted for, in the modelling process. In addition the paper briefly discusses the issue-of PV related-undetected ground dc leakage of sufficient magnitude, which can corrosively interfere with a susceptible pipeline system.