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Title: Measurements of earth resistivity in different parts of Saudi Arabia for grounding installations
Authors: Malik, N.H.
Al-Arainy, A.A.
Qureshi, M.I.
Anam, M.S.
Keywords: Earth resistivity
Grounding
Earthing
Grounding resistance
Distribution networks
Issue Date: 4-Dec-2007
Citation: The Seventh Saudi Engineering Conference
Abstract: Electrical supply systems are grounded to improve safety of equipment and personnel and to enhance reliability of power supply. The nature of soil, specifically the soil resistivity, strongly influences the performance of a grounding system. This paper discusses the methods and tools used for measuring soil resistivity. Using such tools, soil resistivity measurements were carried out in more than 40 locations covering major areas of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The results of these measurements are analyzed and reported in this paper along with implications of measured parameters on the design and performance of grounding installations in transmission and distribution networks. Steps that must be taken to achieve acceptable grounding installations in high resistivity soils are listed also.
Description: 1: E.E. Dept., College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, nmalik@ksu.edu.sa 2: E.E. Dept., College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, aarainy@ksu.edu.sa 3: Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, mqureshi@ksu.edu.sa 4: Distribution Engineering Department (COA), Technical Support Division, Saudi Electric Company, P.O. Box 57, Riyadh 11411, msanam@se.com.sa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3312
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