Definition: Enhanced Fault Detection Technology
Enhanced Fault Detection Technology
Enhanced fault detection technology enables higher precision and greater discrimination of fault location and type with coordinated measurement among multiple devices. For distribution applications, this technology can detect and isolate faults without full-power re-closing, reducing the frequency of through-fault currents. Using high resolution sensors and fault signatures, this technology can better detect high impedance faults. For transmission applications, this technology will employ high speed communications between multiple elements (e.g., stations) to protect entire regions, rather than just single elements. It can also use the latest digital techniques to advance beyond conventional impedance relaying of transmission lines.