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Environmental effects on the performance of electrical grounding systems


Siow, Chun Lim and Lee, Weng Choun and Gomes, Chandima and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin (2013) Environmental effects on the performance of electrical grounding systems. In: 2013 IEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO 2013), 3-4 June 2013, Langkawi, Kedah. (pp. 330-333).


Effects of surrounding environment of grounding electrode locations on the performance of overall grounding system has been studied. Copper rods were buried at 25 different locations with various environmental settings and their respective variations in grounding resistance were monitored for up to 4 months. It was found that there is a clear dependence of grounding resistance on the condition of surrounding environment, in addition to the average soil resistivity. Installation of grounding electrodes near running waterways, huge trees as well as slopes should be avoided wherever possible as the ground resistance of electrodes in such environments may fluctuate significantly with time.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/PEOCO.2013.6564567
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Electrical grounding system; Surrounding environment; Grounding electrodes
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 09:41
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/47757
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