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How HVDC Systems are Made Safer and More Efficient

When it comes to electric power transmission, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems are not used frequently. These systems only become ideal when the power has to run underground, underwater, or around hundreds of miles above ground. The extensive length of the bulk transmission implies the need for enough technologies to make sure that power lines and terminals are safe and efficiently working.

In HVDC transmission systems; voltages are increased so that currents flow with less resistance and reduced power loss, and sensing technologies or transformers are utilized to monitor and adjust current levels as needed in various points along a system.

The monitoring devices applied in these points also serve to measure the system’s cost-effectiveness. The data tracked by the sensor are collected and analyzed to identify any part of the transmission line where improvements are necessary. Observed surges or defects are immediately looked into for possible repairs or modifications.

In electric power transmission and distribution, DC current will have to be converted into AC currents for customer consumption. Additionally, the power to be distributed is transformed into lower and safer voltages. In these final stages of power transmission, converters, AC current sensor devices, transducers, and other relevant accessories are strategically set up.