A Survey of Prognostics and Health Management for Transformers: From Statistical Analysis to Condition-Based Diagnostics



Published Sep 4, 2023
Jiaxiang Cheng Sungin Cho Yap Peng Tan Guoqiang Hu


Power transformers are one of the key network components for reliable and efficient operation of power grids. Over the past few decades, there have been growing research efforts in improving the prognostics and health management (PHM) for transformers, including failure analysis using time-to-event data and condition-based diagnostics for both single and multiple components. In this paper, we survey recent literature and relevant works, focusing on widely used statistical models and advanced diagnostic techniques that leverage on condition data and maintenance history. Additionally, we examine the role of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in PHM for power transformers. Finally, we summarize the current limitations and future opportunities to support new research efforts for improving the monitoring of power transformers.

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Power transformer, Prognostics and health management, Statistical analysis, Condition-based diagnostic, Artificial intelligence

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