Accession Number : AD0903384

Title :   Study of Electrical Power Distribution System Transients Caused by Lightning at NAVRADSTA (T), Isabela, Puerto Rico.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Brooks, James L. ; Huang, Kwang-Ta

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : One of the objectives is to characterize those transients occurring on the power distribution system of Navy shore stations which can be directly correlated with observed lightning phenomena. Isabela, Puerto Rico, was chosen as the transient monitoring site because of the high incidence of lightning during the months of August and September each year. Accordingly, this monitoring trip was scheduled and completed between August 16 and September 27, 1971. This report describes, in detail, the electrical distribution system of the two test sites, and presents a thorough analysis of the recorded and observed events. The recorded transients are time correlated with observed lightning activity in such a manner as to provide an in-depth characterization of the numerous types encountered.

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES), (*LIGHTNING, PUERTO RICO), (*ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, TRANSIENTS), (*RADIO STATIONS, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES), POWER SUPPLIES, RADIO TRANSMITTERS, FREQUENCY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, THUNDERSTORMS, AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, MONITORS, POWER TRANSFORMERS, VOLTAGE.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE