On The Application of Hollow Conductor as Electrical Earthing Electrode


Siow, Chun Lim and Tuan Mohamad, Tuan Haziq Arif and Gomes, Chandima and Wan Ahmad, Wan Fatinhamamah (2022) On The Application of Hollow Conductor as Electrical Earthing Electrode. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 14 (6). pp. 184-193. ISSN 2229-838X

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Vertically driven solid copper electrode is a widely practiced earthing method due to its simplicity and cost effectiveness. With the rising price of copper, the need for cost optimizationis imperative. In this project, hollow copper electrode is being experimented as an earthing electrode. Solid copper electrode is used as reference and vertically driven side by side with hollow copperelectrode at two sites with uniform yet contrasting soil resistivity. Earth resistance of both setups was measured regularly using Fall of Potential method. It was found that the earth resistance of hollow copper electrodetendsto be lower than solid copper electrode. The performance of hollow copper electrode is significantly better insite with high soil resistivity.This preliminary finding suggests that a more effective earthing system can be achieved with less material and further studies with prolonged period of measurement is required to ascertain the initial conclusion drawn and presented in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grounding, earth resistance, copper, earthing, hollow electrode
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2023 03:26
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2023 03:26
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/10808


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