earth electrode


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earth electrode

[′ərth i‚lek‚trōd]
(electricity)

earth electrode

In electric wiring a metal plate, water pipe, or other type of conductor buried in the earth in a manner ensuring a good conductive path to the ground.
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norm] for [lambda] [right arrow] [infinity], an already reported in the scientific literature (Nemoianu, 1964) formula of the earth electrode resistance in the uniform [[sigma].
As expected, the smaller the value of parameter [lambda] (corresponding to a rapid rise in conductivity inside the soil), the smaller the value of the earth electrode resistance is obtained.
The durability of an earth electrode backfilled with PKOC can be expected to be high due to its relatively low acid content.
This significant change is attributed to indirectly extending the cross sectional area of the earth electrode by the PKOC, ability of the PKOC to absorb moisture and the presence of charge carriers in the form of ions in the slightly acidity of the PKOC.
Step 3: Earth electrode resistances at various sites were improved by installing additional earth rod electrodes and backfilling the critical resistance area of the electrodes with low resistivity soil [11].
n/2]) for grids with no earth electrodes on the comers or on the perimeter
in the event of deviations from the vde standard - additional earth electrodes.