Influence of tertiary stabilizing windings on zero-sequence performance of three-phase three-legged YNynd transformers. Part II: Tank overheating hazard and short-circuit duty Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2017

start page

  • 149

end page

  • 156


  • 145

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-7796

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2046


  • This paper analyzes the influence of stabilizing windings in three-phase three-legged YNynd transformers on tank overheating hazard and on the short-circuit performance of such transformers in the event of unbalanced conditions involving zero-sequence currents as asymmetrical faults. It complements a previous companion paper that presented experimental zero-sequence measurements and equivalent circuit calculations for three power transformers. Those previously calculated zero-sequence equivalent circuit parameters are used here to evaluate the comparative performance of YNynd power transformers when the delta stabilizing winding is closed and when it is open. Additionally, it analyzes the effects of other variables, such as relative position of the stabilizing winding, presence of magnetic shunts in the tank walls, and system grounding. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • three-winding transformers; tertiary stabilizing windings; transformer zero-sequence performance; short-circuit duty; tank overheating hazard