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A grounding system analysis or study is the evaluation of the grounding system in meeting its design objectives. In the power industry, the primary focus is addressing the aspect of personnel and public safety. IEEE Std 80 provides guidance for safety related to grounding in AC substations. This standard highlights the dangerous conditions that may occur during a ground fault that can severely or fatally injure individuals in the area or in contact with metallic objects.

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Touch and Step Voltage Calculations

When performing a grounding system analysis, it is critical to evaluate the safety of personnel and the public at the power site. During a ground fault condition, the grounding system and surrounding soil voltage is elevated ...

 

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XGSLab IEEE Standard 80 Benchmarks

IEEE Standard 80 provides guidance for safety related to the grounding in AC substations. This standard highlights the dangerous conditions that may occur during a ground fault that can severely or fatally injure individuals who are in contact with metallic objects or simply in the area. The Annex H of IEEE Std 80-2013 provides readers with examples to compare the calculation methods in the standard with several software tools...

The examples below are derived from IEEE Std 80-2013 Annex H. Refer to the standard for additional details.

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