NEUTRAL GROUNDING

Resonant Grounding

Resonant Grounding or Arc Suppression Coil Grounding: We have seen that capacitive currents are responsible for producing arcing grounds. These capaci­tive currents flow because capacitance exists between each line and earth. If inductance L of appro­priate value is connected in parallel with the capacitance of the system, the fault current IF flowing through L will be […]

Solid Grounding

Solid Grounding or Effective Grounding: When the neutral point of a 3-phase system (e.g. 3-phase generator, 3-phase transformer etc.) is directly connected to earth (i.e. soil) through a wire of negligible resistance and reactance, it is called Solid Grounding or Effective Grounding. Fig. 26.11 shows the solid grounding of the neutral point. Since the neutral […]

Neutral Grounding

Neutral Grounding: The process of connecting neutral point of 3-phase system to earth (i.e. soil) either directly or through some circuit element (e.g. resistance, reactance etc.) is called Neutral Grounding. Neutral grounding provides protection to personal and equipment. It is because during earth fault, the current path is completed through the earthed neutral and the […]

System Grounding

System Grounding: The process of connecting some electrical part of the power system (e.g. neutral point of a star-connected system, one conductor of the secondary of a transformer etc.) to earth (i.e. soil) is called System Grounding. The system grounding has assumed considerable importance in the fast expanding power system. By adopting proper schemes of […]

Grounding or Earthing

Grounding or Earthing: The process of connecting the metallic frame (i.e. non-current carrying part) of electrical equipment or some electrical part of the system (e.g. neutral point in a star-connected system, one conductor of the secondary of a transformer etc.) to earth (i.e. soil) is called Grounding or Earthing. It is strange but true that […]

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