Null Type Instrument

Definition: An instrument in which zero or null indication determines the magnitude of measured quantity such type of instrument is called a null type instrument. It uses a null detector which indicating the null condition when the measured quantity and the opposite quantity are same. Such type of instrument has high accuracy and also it …

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Accuracy & Precision

Accuracy Definition: Accuracy is the ability of the instrument to measure the accurate value. In other words, it is the closeness of the measured value to a standard or true value. The accuracy can be obtained by taking the small readings. The small reading reduces the error of the calculation. The accuracy of the system is classified …

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Cable Capacitance

Definition: Cable capacitance is defined as the measurement of the electrical charges stored  within it. The capacitor in the cable is constructed by two conductive material which is separated by an insulator or dielectric. The capacitance of the cable determines the charging current, charging KVA, and the dielectric loss. The capacitance of a cable transmission line …

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Electrical Energy

Definition: The energy which is caused by the movement of the electrons from one place to another such type of energy is called electrical energy. In other words, electrical energy is the work done by the moving streams of the electrons or charges. Electrical energy is the form of kinetic energy because it produces by …

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Insulation Co-ordination

Definition: Insulation coordination is the process of knowing the insulation levels of the power system components. In other words, it is the process of determining the insulation strength of the equipment. The internal and external insulation of the electrical equipment is exposed to continuous normal voltage and temporary abnormal voltage. The equipment insulation is designed …

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Electrical Conductor

Definition: The conductor is the type of metal which allows the electrical current to flow through it. The electrical conductor is generally made up of metals like copper, aluminium and their alloys. In an electrical conductor, the electrical charges moves from atom to atom when the potential difference is applied across them. The electrical conductors are …

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Measurement of Earth Resistance

The measurement of earth resistance is made by the potential fall method. The resistance area of the earth electrode is the area of the soil around which a voltage gradient is measured with a commercial instrument. In the figure shown below E is the earth electrode under rest, and A is an auxiliary earth electrode …

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Soil Resistivity

Definition: The measure of the resistance offered by the soil in the flow of electricity, is called the soil resistivity. The resistivity of the soil depends on the various factors likes soil composition, moisture, temperature, etc. Generally, the soil is not homogenous, and their resistivity varies with the depth. The soil having a low resistivity …

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Types of Lightning Arresters

The lightning arrester protects the electrical equipment from lightning. It is placed very near to the equipment and when the lightning occurs the arrester diverts the high voltage wave of lightning to the ground. The selection of arrester depends on the various factors like voltage, current, reliability, etc. The lightning arrestor is mainly classified into …

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Lightning Arrester

Definition: The device which is used for the protection of the equipment at the substations against travelling waves, such type of device is called lightning arrester or surge diverter. In other words, lightning arrester diverts the abnormals high voltage to the ground without affecting the continuity of supply. It is connected between the line and …

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