Ljubivoje M. Popović

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The considered problem appears as the consequence of the fact that many metal installations surrounding power lines in urban areas are situated under the surface of the ground and cannot be visually determined or verified. This paper presents the methodological version that enables solving the problem in the case of cable lines with cross-bonding, but it can also be applied with higher accuracy to cable lines with no applied cross-bonding than the existing one. It is based on the test measurement of currents appearing in two cable line phase conductors during a simulated ground fault in the supplied HV substation. By using the here-presented methodology it is possible to put the grounding problem of high-voltage distribution substations into realistic frameworks. Its application in practice shows that the actual conditions for solving this problem are much more favorable than was considered before.


substation; cable sheath; ground-fault current; grounding impedance; inductive coupling; safety conditions

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