High Impulse Voltage and Current Measurement Techniques

Fundamentals – Measuring Instruments – Measuring Methods

  • Klaus Schon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-264

About this book


Equipment to be installed in electric power-transmission and distribution systems must pass acceptance tests with standardized high-voltage or high-current test impulses which simulate the stress on the insulation caused by external lightning discharges and switching operations in the grid. High impulse voltages and currents are also used in many other fields of science and engineering for various applications. Therefore, precise impulse-measurement techniques are necessary, either to prevent an over- or understressing of the insulation or to guarantee the effectiveness and quality of the application.

The book deals with:

  • principal generator circuits for generating high-voltage and high-current impulses
  • measuring systems and their calibration according to IEC 60060 and IEC 62475
  • methods of estimating uncertainties of measurement
  • mathematical and experimental basis for characterizing the transfer behavior of spatially extended systems used for measuring fast transients.

This book is intended for engineers and technicians as well as students of high-voltage engineering and electrical power supply systems.


Analytical and Numerical Convolution Digital Recorder Generator Circuits High-current and High-Voltage Impulses Measuring Systems Representation in Time and Frequency Domain Step Response Traceable Calibration Uncertainty of Measurement

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus Schon
    • 1
  1. 1.BraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00377-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00378-8
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