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Grounding Impedance Measurement of High Speed Railway Integrated Grounding System

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DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2015.34027    3,246 Downloads   3,676 Views   Citations


The high-speed railway integrated grounding system is the basic guarantee for the safe and stable operation of the railway. It is the world’s largest long-distance horizontally elongated joint grounding system, which stretches the length of hundreds to thousands of kilometers, and its structure is not only different from power station and substation grounding system, but also different from the transmission line tower, lightning rod and other small grounding devices. There is little research information on the grounding impedance of high-speed railway integrated grounding system. This paper adopted 0.618 compensation method and reverse away method respectively, measured a section of high-speed railway integrated grounding system grounding impedance by JD16 and CA6425. Measurement results are in good agreement using those two type instrument. By using 0.618 compensation method, the measurement result will be gradually converged at 0.3 Ω with the increasing of current electrode distance, which is the real grounding impedance of integrated grounding system. By using reverse away method, the maximum measurement result difference is less than 0.024 Ω with the lead of current electrode distance increasing. The measurement results will be rapidly converged 0.25 Ω. The results showed that the reverse away method is helpful to shorten the length of current electrode wiring. The measurement error will be small when the current electrode wiring is longer.

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Yi, Z. , Wang, J. , Fan, Y. , Zhou, M. and Cai, L. (2015) Grounding Impedance Measurement of High Speed Railway Integrated Grounding System. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 3, 194-199. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2015.34027.


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