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surge arrester installation

surge arrester installation

surge arrester installation

Hi everyone
Regarding the installation of surge arrester, I tried to find some documents or standards but as they are not free my attempt was without results.
In a power plant we have seen the surge arrester on the transformer have the earthing cable with the long of 10 m. the type of surge arrester is:

The INZP” type arrester are heavy duty distribution class surge arrester. These
are gapless design incorporating highly non-linear metal oxide varistor, with a
discharge rated current of 10 kA. The housing can be polimeric INZP type. The
housing is polimeric

I am not specialist for this topic. The question is that is the cable too long for the surge arrester? and can make the voltage over than the tolerance of the device? and how can I find it that the installation of device is under the standard conditions.

RE: surge arrester installation

See if the info below can help.

RE: surge arrester installation

cuky's info addresses the distance from the arrester to the equipment. The lead length of the ground wire also has an effect. See Seimens Surge Arresters Application and Selection http://ewh.ieee.org/r3/mississippi/pes/Tech.%20pre... page 37.

RE: surge arrester installation

Hi Jghrist, the info provided include the effect of the lead length (d1 & d2).

RE: surge arrester installation

Thanks for the reply. I think what I need is lead voltage calculation for surge arrester.

RE: surge arrester installation

The last graphic is incorrect, since it fails to include the voltage drop across D (from Cuky's chart) for either the phase or ground sides.
I was taught that lead length was the total path from arrester to protected insulation on both sides.

RE: surge arrester installation

Thanks for all replies, but I still do not have the idea about that. I tried to find out the length of the cable by a formula but I am still confused!!

stevenal (Electrical)24 Jan 19 16:25
The last graphic is incorrect, since it fails to include the voltage drop across D (from Cuky's chart) for either the phase or ground sides.
I was taught that lead length was the total path from arrester to protected insulation on both sides.

@stevenal Sorry but your answer is not clear for me!

RE: surge arrester installation

I'll try again. There is a voltage difference from the node where the arrester lead connects to the line, to the node where the transformer connects. This is distance D in Cuky's diagram. There is also a voltage difference between the two ground points, since separate grounds are shown for each.

As to my last point, just measure from the top of the arrester along the wire to the transformer bushing, then add the distance from the bottom of the arrester to the grounded transformer tank. This is the distance to be minimized.

RE: surge arrester installation

See if the graph below can help to determine the safe max. separation distance between the arrester and the transformer.

RE: surge arrester installation

Thanks that's helpful :)

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