A graphical method for safety assessment of grounding systems

Chien-Hsing Lee, A. P. Sakis Meliopoulos, R. I. James

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Abstract

This paper presents a graphical method for safety assessment of grounding systems. For a grounding system to be safe, the maximum touch and step voltages should not exceed postulated safety criteria. The method presented in this paper is applicable to the safety criteria of the IEEE Standard 80 as well as the IEC-479-1. Both standards define safety criteria in terms of allowable body current. The allowable body current is then translated into the allowable touch and step voltages. Thus, safety assessment of a grounding system is referred to a procedure by which the actual maximum touch and step voltages are computed and compared to the maximum allowable (safe) touch and step voltages. Since the IEC-479-1 safety criteria are nonlinear, a graphical method is presented for safety assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2000 IEEE Power Engineering Society, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2016-2021
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780359356, 9780780359352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
EventIEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, 2000 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2000 Jan 232000 Jan 27

Publication series

Name2000 IEEE Power Engineering Society, Conference Proceedings
Volume3

Other

OtherIEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, 2000
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period00-01-2300-01-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lee, C-H., Sakis Meliopoulos, A. P., & James, R. I. (2000). A graphical method for safety assessment of grounding systems. In 2000 IEEE Power Engineering Society, Conference Proceedings (pp. 2016-2021). [847663] (2000 IEEE Power Engineering Society, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 3). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESW.2000.847663