Desenvolvimento de Modelo Virtual de Religador para Redes de Distribuição de Energia para uso em Simulação Hardware-in-the-Loop
Keywords: automatic reclosers, modeling, digital real-time simulation, hardware-in-the-loop, distribution systems, protection
AbstractThis paper aim to model a distribution recloser in order to use it in real time digital simulations studies. The importance of automatic reclosers is pointed out due to its ability to clear temporary faults and ensure selectivity for permanent faults. To run the real time simulation, the hardware-in-the-loop methodology is used, which is designed using Typhoon HIL Inc. software and hardware tools. The model is developed based on the performance of real reclosers, involving all its operation settings. To validate the proposed model, it is inserted in a test system, having its behavior evaluated when submitted to several types of faults. The model has correctly operated for all faults, either temporary or permanent. Also, the recloser operating times are within the limits set by distribution systems protection standards.