Arcing Ground

Definition: Arcing ground is the surge, which is produced if the neutral is not connected to the earth. The phenomenon of arcing ground occurs in the ungrounded three-phase systems because of the flow of the capacitance current.The capacitive current is the current flow between the conductors when the voltage is applied to it. The voltage across…

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Zero Sequence Current

Definition: The unbalanced current flows in the circuit during the earth fault is known as the zero sequence current or the DC component of the fault current.The zero phase sequence means the magnitude of three phases has zero phase displacement.The three vector lines represent the zero sequence current and it is detected by adding the…

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Power Factor Correction

Definition: The power factor correction means bringing the power factor of an AC circuit nearer to one by using the equipment which absorbs or supply the reactive power to the circuit. Usually, the power factor correction can be done by using the capacitor and the synchronous motor in the circuit.The power factor correction will not…

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Phase & Phase Difference

Phase Definition: The phase of an alternating quantity is defined as the divisional part of a cycle through which the quantity moves forward from a selected origin. When the two quantities have the same frequency, and their maximum and minimum point achieve at the same point, then the quantities are said to have in the same…

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Steady State Stability in Power System

Definition: Steady state stability is defined as the capability of an electric power system to maintain its initial condition after small interruption or to reach a condition very close to the initial one when the disturbance is still present.The steady state stability is very important in planning and designing of the power system, in developing…

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Electrical Grid

Definition: Electrical grid or power grid is defined as the network which interconnects the generation, transmission and distribution unit. It supplies the electrical power from generating unit to the distribution unit. A large amount of power is transmitted from the generating station to load centre at 220kV or higher. The network form by these high…

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Electricity Tariffs

Definition: The amount of money frame by the supplier for the supply of electrical energy to various types of consumers in known as an electricity tariff. In other words, the tariff is the methods of charging a consumer for consuming electrical energy. The tariff covers the total cost of producing and supplying electric energy plus…

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Electrical Insulating Material

Definition: The material which does not allow the electricity to pass through them is known as an electrical insulating material. The charge of the insulating material does not move freely, or in other words, it provides the high resistive path to the electric current through which it is nearly impossible for the electric current to…

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Pin Insulator

The pin insulator is used in power distribution for the voltage up to 33kV. It is placed on the cross arm of the supporting tower. The pin insulator has grooves on the upper end for keeping the conductor. The conductor is tied to the insulator on the top groove on straight line positions and side groove in…

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String Efficiency of Suspension Insulator

When the voltage is applied across the suspension insulator string, it is unequally distributed across the individual unit. The disc near the line conductor is extremely stressed and takes the maximum voltage in the absence of stress. The voltage distribution on insulator string determines the flashover voltage and the voltage at which the localised corona…

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