A Study of Encapsulation Temperature Field of Dry-type Air-core Reactor with the Structure of Equivalent and Aluminum Wire-Insulation
Keywords:Dry-type air-core reactor, aluminum wire-insulation structure, hotspot, Fiber Bragg Grating temperature sensor
During the operation of the Dry-type Air-core Reactor (DAR), the insulation material deteriorates due to local overheating of the encapsulation, and the reactor is burned in severe conditions. Therefore, studying the temperature rise of the reactor plays an important role in the reliability of its operation and the economy of design and production. According to the structural characteristics of the reactor, the three-dimensional thermal field model of the aluminum wire-insulation structure of the reactor is established, and the encapsulation temperature field distribution of the reactor under steady state is obtained. Compare the simulation result with the encapsulation temperature field distribution of the equivalent structure. The results show that the highest temperature of the aluminum wire-insulation structure encapsulation rises to 73.51∘∘C, which is located in the middle of the reactor. Each encapsulation hotspot is located about 20% from the upper edge of the encapsulation. In the temperature rise test, a Fiber Bragg Grating (FGB) temperature sensor is installed about 20% from the upper edge of the encapsulation. The test shows that the most significant value of temperature rise of the reactor is 73∘∘C, which is located in the middle of the reactor. The temperature rise test results verify the accuracy of the simulated calculation value of the temperature field of the aluminum wire-insulated reactor and provide a reference for the temperature rise calculation and temperature rise monitoring of the DAR.
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