Calculation of the induced voltage between overhead transmission lines and adjacent gas pipelines via electromagnetic transients simulation
The candidate will utilize his knowledge and experience in transmission line modelling to implement test cases required by BC Hydro to validate the results of measured induced voltages between the transmission lines and gas pipelines. The simulations will be performed using well-known computer packages available at power laboratories of the University of British Columbia as well as computer programs written by the candidate to implement the recently developed line model in his PhD work. Simulation results will be compared with the measurements. In case of agreement between these results, BC Hydro will be able to use the confirmed data and standards for strengthening the shielding of gas pipelines for a better protection against corrosion.