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MODEL PAPER
TIME DURATION : 3HRS END SEMESTER EXAMINATION-2014 MAX MARKS 75
POWER SYSTEM-1
ALL QUESTIONS ARE COMPULSORY
Q1
a) If a load curve is drawn for 8760 hours then it is called as . (1)
b) Skin effect increases with the increase in , and conductor diameter.. and
.. (3)
c) . means application of an insulating oil compound on the paper used in cables. (1)
d) .and . insulators serve the purpose for low voltage lines. (2)
e) The sag is directly proportional to the .. of the span length. (1)
f) Mention methods for grading of cables for equalizing voltage stress. (2)
g) Explain phenomenon of corona. (3)
h) The charging current depends upon the .. of the line. (1)
i) Explain visual critical disruptive voltage. (2)
j) Elaborate single line diagram of a power system. (4)
k) Explain the difference between GMD and GMR (2.5)
l) Mention difference between capacitance grading and static shielding. (2.5)

Q2
i. Explain composite conductors, bundle conductors, double circuit line. (4)
ii. Determine the inductance per km. of a line as shown below. Each circuit of the line remains on its own
side. The diameter of the conductor is 2.532 cm. (6)
6 cms

A C

9.0 cms 4 cms

B B

C C

Or

iii. A 3- double circuit line is shown below. The diameter of each conductor is 2 cms. Determine the
capacitance and charging current per km length of the line , assume that the line is transposed and
operating v/g is 220 kV (6)

A 5mts. C
2.2mts.

B B

C C

Q3
i. Explain: - Distributors, Service Mains, Feeder and Layout of Power System with neat and labeled (4)
diagram.
ii. Compare the volume of conductor used for AC 3- ,3-wire system and 3- ,4-wire system . (6)

Or

iii. A 50 km long transmission line supplies a load of 5 MVA at 0.8 pf lagging at 33 kV .the efficiency of
transmission is 90%. Calculate the volume of conductor aluminium required for the line when
a) Single phase, two wire system is used.
b) Three phase three wire system is used. (6)

Q4
i. Mention and explain types of insulators used in overhead lines. (4)
ii. In a 6-unit suspension insulator string, the capacitance between each link pin and earth is 0.1 of the self
capacitance of each unit. Determine the voltage across the lowest unit as a percentage of the total voltage
and also the string efficiency. (6)
or

iii. Determine the maximum voltage that the string of the suspension insulators in following figure can
withstand if the maximum voltage per unit is 17.5kV. (6)
Q5
i. A transmission line conductor having a diameter of 19.5 mm weights 0.85 kg/m. The span is 275 metres.
The wind pressure is 39 kg/m 2 of projected area with ice coating of 13 mm. The ultimate strength o the
conductor is 8000 kg. Calculate the maximum sag if the factor of safety is 2 and ice weighs 910kg/m 3 .
(6)
or
ii. A 3-phase ,3-core,metal sheathed cable gave the following results on test for capacitance
a. Capacitance between two conductors bunched with sheath and the third conductor 0.4 F/km.
b. Capacitance between bunched conductors and sheath 0.625 F/km.
Determine the capacitance
i. Between any two conductors,
ii. Between any two bunched conductors and the third conductor if the sheath is
insulated.
iii. Also calculate the charging current per phase per km. when it is connected to 10kV,50Hz
supply. (6)

and
(iii) Explain the catenary curve and sag template. (4)