Detection of stator slot magnetic wedge failures for induction motors without disassembly

Kun Wang Lee, Jongman Hong, Doosoo Hyun, Sang Bin Lee, Ernesto Wiedenbrug, Mike Teska, Chaewoong Lim

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Abstract

The recent trend in large ac machines is to employ magnetic stator slot wedges for improving the motor efficiency, power factor, and power density. The mechanical strength of magnetic wedges is weak compared to the epoxy glass wedges, and many cases of loose and missing wedges have recently been increasingly reported. Magnetic wedge failure deteriorates the performance and reliability of the motor, but there is no method available for testing the wedge quality other than visual inspection after rotor removal. Monitoring of overall wedge condition without motor disassembly can help reduce the cost of maintenance and risk of degradation in performance. In this paper, a new off-line standstill test method for detecting magnetic wedge problems for ac machines without motor disassembly is proposed. An experimental study on 380 V, 5.5 kW and 6.6 kV, 3.4 MW motors with magnetic wedges is performed to verify the effectiveness of the new test method. It is shown that the new method can provide reliable monitoring of magnetic wedge problems over time, independent of other faults or motor design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages183-191
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479900251
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2013 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2013 Aug 272013 Aug 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2013

Other

Other2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2013
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period13/8/2713/8/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lee, K. W., Hong, J., Hyun, D., Lee, S. B., Wiedenbrug, E., Teska, M., & Lim, C. (2013). Detection of stator slot magnetic wedge failures for induction motors without disassembly. In Proceedings - 2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2013 (pp. 183-191). [6645715] (Proceedings - 2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEMPED.2013.6645715