Ricardo Albarracín Sánchez

Ricardo Albarracín received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Partial discharge measurements in the UHF range) degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2010 and 2014, respectively, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Electrical machines, Control of electrical machines and drives, and Numerical calculations in engineering modules at the Senior Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design (ETSIDI), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. Besides, he is member of the research group Networks and installations of low-voltage and high-voltage (RIBAT) and Assistant to the Director for International Mobility at ETSIDI. His main research interest areas are electrical insulation diagnosis, partial discharges, condition monitoring, power transformers, UHF sensors, and the integration of renewable sources in power systems.

Ricardo Albarracín Sánchez

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Around 80% of electrical consumption in an industrialised society is used by machinery and electrical drives. Therefore, it is key to have reliable grids that feed these electrical assets. Consequently, it is necessary to carry out pre-commissioning tests of their insulation systems and, in some cases, to implement an online condition monitoring and trending analysis of key variables, such as partial discharges and temperature, among others. Because the tests carried out for analysing the dielectric behaviour of insulation systems are commonly standardised, it is of interest to have tools that simulate the real behaviour of those and their weaknesses to prevent electrical breakdowns. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with models for electrical insulation systems diagnosis.

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