College

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department

Construction Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management

Date

5-2018

Advisor(s)

L. Sinonian, Philip Barlow

Abstract/Summary

Ferroresonance is an issue often overlooked in the high voltage powerline industry. Ferroresonance is a complex nonlinear electrical phenomenon that can cause dielectric and thermal problems to transformers. It is a very complex topic that is not completely understood and requires a large amount of work in order to comprehend. It can cause injury to Lineman that work around it and damage equipment. The proper training and a safety device could make the industry safer and save money. Through interviews and research I have studied the need for a safety device that applies load to a transformer during installation in order to eliminate the risk of Ferroresonance. I have also developed a prototype that can be used to apply 20 amps of load at 120V to the secondary side of a transformer. A product like this could be very valuable to have in the industry.

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