Current distribution under high frequency and transient conditions in earth electrode systems

S. Mousa, H. Griffiths, N. Harid, A. Haddad

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Abstract

Vertical earth rods are frequently used in conjunction with earth electrode systems such as grids or horizontal electrodes with the aim of decreasing the earth impedance at an installation. Horizontal earth electrodes may also be enhanced with additional conductors. In this paper, the current distribution in such combined earth systems is investigated. Two specific earthing arrangements are the subject of this study; (i) a 2.4m vertical rod with horizontal electrode enhancements in a 'cross' formation and (ii) an 88m horizontal electrode with a parallel insulated interconnected conductor. Experimental studies of these systems are presented and the analysis of the measured current distribution results allowed the contribution of the additional conductors to be clarified.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationICHVE 2012 - 2012 International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application
Pages150-153
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application, ICHVE 2012 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 17 Sep 201220 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameICHVE 2012 - 2012 International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application

Conference

Conference2012 International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application, ICHVE 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period17/09/1220/09/12

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