Home » Topics » English riddles » Grounding » Grounding riddle no.2 – The best route for earth conductor running

# Grounding riddle no.2 – The best route for earth conductor running

• Creator
Topic
• #90
Hamid

According to IEEE 665 – section 5.5.3.1 page 27, it is important for the ground conductor to run as close as possible to the phase circuit conductors; since it will cause the fault current return path reactance to be reduced.

A young electrical engineer who is recently graduated from university is in doubt about accepting that professional recommendation. He says that the reactance of cable is proportional to its inductance, and only mutual inductance is changed by cables cross distance. Also according to what he has learnt in classical electromagnetic, he knows that, cable mutual inductance increases when their cross distance is reduced. Therefore he says that standard recommendation is not correct!

Can you help to your friend for that misunderstanding?

Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
• Author
Replies
• #1141
Finrod_Felagund

Finrod_Felagund Browser Join Date: Jul 2007 Location: Arica – Chile Posts: 2 #1 Re: The best route for earth conductor running 07/22/2007 1:07 AM For the Fault Calculation you need to the zero sequence impedance, so in a trifasic line with neutral conductor the zero impedance is: Z0=Z0A – (ZOAG)2/Z0G ?/m with: Z0A=three times the self impedance of an equivalent conductor of the three phase line (without the neutral conductor) Z0G=three times the self impedance of the neutral conductor Z0AG=three times the mutual impedancia between the equivalent phase conductor and the neutral conductor. As you can see, for a lower zero impedance we required to maximized the mutual impedance between the phases and the neutral, and you can get this with closer neutral conductor to the phase conductors.

Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
• You must be logged in to reply to this topic.