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Topic Title: Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs
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Created On: 21 January 2019 08:53 AM
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 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - PWatts - 21 January 2019 08:53 AM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - AJJewsbury - 21 January 2019 12:20 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - gkenyon - 21 January 2019 01:56 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - chrispearson - 21 January 2019 01:59 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - OMS - 21 January 2019 02:35 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - PWatts - 21 January 2019 03:56 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - Alcomax - 21 January 2019 04:21 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - PWatts - 21 January 2019 04:24 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - Alcomax - 21 January 2019 05:37 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - chrispearson - 22 January 2019 09:48 AM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - AJJewsbury - 22 January 2019 11:01 AM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - mapj1 - 22 January 2019 11:06 AM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - John Peckham - 22 January 2019 11:06 AM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - PWatts - 22 January 2019 04:21 PM  
 Earthing Conductor Installation / High Zs   - mapj1 - 22 January 2019 04:27 PM  
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PWatts

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Hi Many thanks again for all of your replies. To Recap the SWA cable run starts at 120mm ad after around 50m it is jointed with torpedo type joint underground in a large pit /Manhole. The joint is totally encapsulated .It would not be possible to rejoint the cable as there is not enough slack and it would cost a lot of money to then put in a new piece of SWA (120mm or 185mm) back to the supply MCCB.The cable is jointed to a 185mm 4 core then travels around 140m to a pump house where it is glanded off into a spreader box below a switch Fuse which then feeds a bus bar which various Supplies then branch off of . There is not a Banjo present or Flying earth lead at either end which we are obviously going to rectify. Having a high Zs of 2.38 ohms of course I am hoping fitting Banjos and flying leads will bring the Earth Loop down but I cannot see it going down to 0.121.I phoned Schneider today and even fitting a Micro Logic electronic trip unit would not bring down the Maximum permitted Zs that much .They explained that setting the Short time trip to 6 would only give a Max Zs of 0.17 at 1200A.Is a right pain but at the end of the day the Earth Loop is too high for a 5 second disconnection time so we are looking at the option of running a separate earth conductor which a contractor has calculated at 120mm.Thats a large Earth to run under the ground for over 180 metres. My calculations were coming out at 95mm but as you can see they were not calculated using a computer program. It might be an idea to fit the banjos , clean up the metal plates and fit flying leads and then take another reading Zs reading before committing to a big spend for the 120mm .Thanks again guys
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