Detection and Analysis of Rotor Faults in Induction Motors by the Measurement of the Stray Magnetic Flux

M. Rigoni, N. Sadowski, N. J. Batistela, J. P. A. Bastos, S. L. Nau, A. Kost


This paper presents measured data and electromagnetic FEM field calculations as techniques for detecting and analyzing eccentricity in three-phase induction motors. Also it presents experimental results for detecting broken bars in induction motor rotors. A search-coil is used as magnetic field sensor to measure the stray magnetic flux outside the motor. It is a totally non-invasive method.

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